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Jiří Eischmann

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Red Hat engineering manager, open source guy, book lover.

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Jenny Odell: How to Do Nothing (Paperback, 2020, Melville House) 4 stars

Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our …

Review of 'How to Do Nothing' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

My rating is definitely influenced by the fact that the book delivered something else than I was expecting. That wouldn't be necessarily bad, but I didn't find the actual content that interesting.

reviewed The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson (The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, #1)

Mark Manson: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (2016, Harper) 3 stars

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us …

Review of 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

I'm pretty ambivalent about this book. On one hand it's clear the author has a gift to write in an entertaining way and there are some real life truths in the book. On the other hand the book as a whole doesn't hold together much and the style is blunt, sometimes too blunt.

Bernard Minier: The circle (2015) 3 stars

"They find the boy by the swimming pool, dolls floating on its surface. Inside the …

Review of 'The circle' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

I and this book just didn't click in. IMO quite a downgrade from the first book of the Servaz series. 2/3 of the book is quite boring, then it improves a bit and the story engages the reader more, but it's just the very end that is thrilling.

Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 4 stars

1970s Afghanistan: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal …

Review of 'The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I haven't read such a well balanced book in a while. It has everything: great storytelling, character building, touch of historical events and by reading it you also learn a lot about the Afghan culture and the country.

Paul Preuss: The Shining Ones (Paperback, 2002, I Books) 3 stars

Review of 'The Shining Ones' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

This book serves a sort of explanatory role in the series. Quite mixed feelings about it. A lot of things from previous books explained. There is a lot of time traveling which is always tricky when you want to keep the integrity of the story and the author is getting a bit lost in it.