Book Review – List Book – The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer

My Rating - Fivestar

“Perhaps it will help too if the erring governments and the wondering people of this world will remember the dark night of Nazi terror and genocide that almost engulfed our world and that is the subject of this book. Remembrance of the past helps us to understand the present.”

Shirer, William L., The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich A History of Nazi Germany (p. 1147). Thirtieth Anniversary Edition, Hardcover

No book about any phenomenon as massive and complex as World War II can begin to describe all the aspects of it.

Read More

Book Review – from the Kindle collection

Tears in Rain

By Rosa Montero

My Rating - *****  Fivestar

This is neither a new nor a really old book. I got it on a Kindle deal shortly after purchasing my first Kindle.

It’s the far, and not always nice future. A species of androids – officially called technohumans, unofficially replicants (they’re basically clones derived from a single line of stem cells, genetically modified for various types of jobs considered too dangerous or otherwise unsavory for normal humans) does dirty work like asteroid mining, or mingles with the humans in the remaining cities of the earth.

Read More