Book Review: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

My rating: 5 of 5 stars The dual combination of being both short and one of those books which appears on more or less every ‘Must Read’ list meant I finally picked up this slender volume recently. Having seen the book quoted innumerable times in various forms across social media, I took a little time… Read More Book Review: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

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Book Review – Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari My rating: 4 of 5 stars The four stars I’ve given this book are, I’ll admit from the start, somewhat out of respect for this brilliant author rather than wholly deserved with this ‘sequel’ to his superb ‘Sapiens’. There are many passages which frankly… Read More Book Review – Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

Book Review – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari My rating: 5 of 5 stars There are some books which are so breathtakingly clear, honest and courageous that they instantly leap into the canon of ‘must-reads’ which will abide for decades to come. Peter Frankopan’s history book ‘The Silk Roads’ is one such example.… Read More Book Review – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Book Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera My rating: 4 of 5 stars My introduction to Milan Kundera was ‘Slowness‘ and it was chosen entirely for pragmatic reasons – it was short. I wasn’t impressed, I have to say, and took my time to read his bestselling classic ‘The unbearable Lightness of Being’. My… Read More Book Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera