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Columbus Day (Paperback, 2017, Independently published) 4 stars

We were fighting on the wrong side, of a war we couldn't win. And that …

Review of 'Columbus Day' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I’m a sucker for space operas and I found this series at a time I really needed long entertaining audiobooks. I’m going to put 5* to all the series in the book.

Trust (2022, Penguin Publishing Group) 4 stars

Even through the roar and effervescence of the 1920s, everyone in New York has heard …

Review of 'Trust' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Fantastic book. If you don’t like the first chapter, try to go on. It’s one of those that builds up. The last chapter is a master piece of gem sentences.

AI 2041 (2021, Currency) 4 stars

AI will be the defining development of the twenty-first century. Within two decades, aspects of …

Review of 'AI 2041' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

It's entertaining to read fleshed out stories of potential paths of AI deployment. I found them a tad dystopic. It aims for the general audience, but it also paints over indexes on risk side, which I find better suited for experts that might otherwise not consider them. Hence, it's a bit off on both target audience counts, in my opinion.

The Midnight Library (Paperback) 4 stars

Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go …

Review of 'The Midnight Library' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

Entertaining. Some good moments of reflection, not an original idea and a predictable arch of narrative, but quite well done. It seems ideated to be a Netflix original movie, not a book.

Axiom's End (Hardcover, 2020, St. Martin's Press) 4 stars

Axiom's End is a 2020 science fiction novel by American writer Lindsay Ellis. Set in …

Review of "Axiom's End" on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

I really wanted to like the book but, while entertaining, it didn’t connect. Not the main character and not the plot. Key parts of the plot seem abrupt, like if a good chapter was missing in between, and other parts were dragged too long. The connection between alien and protagonist increased as my connection to the book decreased.

Extinction Crisis (Paperback, 2018, Prescott Publishing) 4 stars

Review of 'Extinction Crisis' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Captivating, lots of solid science to argument the sci-fi plot and quite a few unexpected (at least for me) development. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to the whole series.

It’s almost impossible to make several books of sci-fi without ending in really weird, overextended or alienating scenarios, but this one made quite a good job.

Pedro Páramo (1994) 3 stars

Pedro Páramo is a novel written by Juan Rulfo about a man named Juan Preciado …

Review of 'Pedro Páramo' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

5 stars for how beautifully he uses the Spanish language.
0 stars for a was unable to follow the plot, if there was any.

Ended up letting go and enjoying the use of Spanish, without memory or trying to connect one page with the next.

Story Proof (Paperback, 2007, Libraries Unlimited) 5 stars

Review of 'Story Proof' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Easily the most important book I've read in decades. I keep delaying a proper review to say how absolutely fantastic it is, so here's the gist: stories are so deeply ingrained in our mind that overrule everything else. If you hit the key ingredients of a good story (and they books explains what that is) you have the most chances to convey what you want to the reader/listener bypassing everything else. Even truth. Moreover, everything can be told in story form. I wish stories weren't so powerful to our mids, but they are. This book is also full of literature reviews for the scientific sources.