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Never let me go (2006, Vintage International)
3.7 stars

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were …

What is up with this book? It's like "Lost" as a book, just more questions every time some question is answered. It's also well written, so I have to say, that I enjoy it very much! I feel like this book could deliver such a good ending already.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (hardcover, 2013, Penguin Books)
4 star

From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art …

Not my jam

3 star

I feel like it's a good book, but I just couldn't finish it. I don't know what it was, it's just the whole book felt annoying to read through. Nothing really happens and stuff is described well, which is like every other Murakami book, but in this case, it just felt like work.

Rework (Hardcover, 2010, Crown Business)
4 star

First edition

I don't know where to put this

4 star

It's a well written book, but sometimes it feels like they are just telling you things you want to hear. It's also kind of an ad for their own company. Nonetheless, I like the approach to turn down the stress on start-ups, that you don't have to be perfect from the beginning, not overwork yourself, don't put that much money into PR and so on. I especially like their attitude of not needing to grow bigger and bigger to be successful, that companies can have the size they like. They seem to be successful with that, so I guess it's not that bad. It's motivating, I'd suggest that to others that think about starting a business.

Spurious Correlations (2015, Hachette Books)
2 star

Is there a correlation between Nic Cage films and swimming pool accidents? What about beef …

Fun at first

2 star

This is one of those books, where the idea sounds much more interesting and fun than it ends up being.

I'm glad that it's such a short read, because these random correlations are funny for like three of those graphs, after which it's just boring. It's not because of his writing, his fun facts keep it afloat, he's not bad at that, but this topic just isn't good in my opinion.