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Jesper Hauge

Joined 1 year, 9 months ago

Philosophy major turned web developer - and eventually manager. I enjoy novels, science biographies, popular science, cyberpunk and much more.

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Bubblegum is a 2020 science fiction novel by Adam Levin. The novel takes place in …

Review of 'Bubblegum' on 'Goodreads'

1 star

I felt this was the longest book I've ever read. Was sold on a review touting a fresh take on a fictional contemporary world without internet, but found endless internal monologues of inane deliberation, and even longer descriptions of torturing animal like robots.

Almost lost the will to read.

Ijeoma Oluo: So You Want to Talk About Race (EBook, 2019, Hachette UK) 5 stars

In this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white …

Review of 'So you want to talk about race' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

"There is no way you can inherit white privilege from birth, learn racist white supremacist history in schools, consume racist and white supremacist movies and films, work in a racist and white supremacist workforce, and vote for racist and white supremacist governments and not be racist."

This is the simple obvious truth about why all white persons in the western world are racist, even when we try not to be. There is so much we need to unlearn, so much we need to learn and so much we need to change before this problem can be solved.

This book could be a good starting point, it's blunt and honest, direct and filled with empathy towards all people involved including white people. I put down this book feeling more hopeful, and hopefully also more enlightened, in questions concerning racism.

Matthew Walker: Why We Sleep (Hardcover, 2017, Scribner; Illustrated edition) 4 stars

Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, …

Review of 'Why We Sleep' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

An exhaustive overview of the science of sleep, with practical concrete conclusions on the meaning of what we currently know. Not only why we sleep, but also what does it do to us, our minds, our thinking and our memory, our physiology - even our society - when we do not sleep enough, as we are prone to do in contemporary western culture societies.

First chapter alone scared me - and ironically probably cost me half a nights sleep - but at the end it strengthened my resolve on working hard on getting more sleep.