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Joseph Quigley

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Leviathan Falls (Paperback, 2023, Orbit) 4 stars

Leviathan Falls is a science fiction novel by James S. A. Corey, the pen name …

Not every story should have a happy ending

4 stars

I'm bittersweet about this series' ending. Not every story should have a happy ending, and I'm glad that this one ended the series with closure, despite the loss.

The epilogue made up for the sadness though.

Light Bringer (Hardcover, 2023, Del Rey) 5 stars

Darrow returns as Pierce Brown’s New York Times bestselling Red Rising series continues in the …

Not my favorite book in the series, but has a lot of closure. I’m a little disappointed it wasn’t the last one though. Looking forward to the finale, but I sure hope it’s not dragged out to 8 books.

Outlive (2023, Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale) 4 stars

A groundbreaking manifesto on living better and longer that challenges the conventional medical thinking on …

Really useful, actionable, and perspective-shifting

5 stars

This book should pass the test of time, even if some of the specific treatments, routines and advice will likely be outdated in 5-20 years. The goal to live (and the methods to achieve) a rich and active life that you can enjoy in your 80s and 90s is something that most health books don't even consider.

The chapter about Peter's mental health made the book stand out amongst similar "here's how to be healthy" books.

An Immense World (Hardcover, 2022, Penguin Random House) 5 stars

The Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, electric and …

I really enjoyed reading how animals “see” and “feel” things that aren’t vision or touch. The author did a great job of trying to convey what it’s like to be an electric fish who can sense the electric fields around them and “see” omni directionally, to the experience of being a bat adjusting frequencies of sonar to adjust for the doppler effect, so that its brain perceives the same ultrasound “picture”.