Category: Book Reviews

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Countdown to Zero Day by Kim Zetter

Stuxnet – the world’s first digital weapon has gotten a magisterial treatment courtesy of Kim Zetter’s newest book, Countdown to Zero Day. If you’ve already forgotten about the Stuxnet worm, it was developed as a weapon against...

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Allegiant by Veronica Roth

I realized that I had never reviewed the final book of the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. It’s been a couple of years since I last posted about Tris and the rest of her tribe for...

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Dataclysm by Christian Rudder

If you’ve been searching for a popular social science book that actually uses hard data, look no further: Dataclysm by Christian Rudder will meet your needs and more. Graphs are printed both in glorious black and...

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Armada by Ernest Cline

Long-time readers of Ephemeral Pursuits may recall Ernest Cline’s debut novel Ready Player One that I reviewed a few years back. I’m happy to report back that I’ve got his follow-up effort, Armada in my grubby little...

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[FOOD] Down South by Donald Link and Paula Disbrowe

Down South by Donald Link and Paula Disbrowe is a celebration of Southern food and heritage, although this “South” is more of the Cajun-Mississippi region, rather than the Carolinas-Georgia area that I traditionally associate...

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Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie

Gutenberg’s Apprentice is Alix Christie’s first novel and an auspicious start to her fiction career. Christie apprenticed to different master printers (Lester Lloyd, the longtime foreman of the Mackenzie & Harris type foundry of...

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[FOOD] North by Gunnar Gíslason and Jody Eddy

North by Gunnar and Jody is simply a breathtakingly beautiful book, from the dust jacket to the innards. First and foremost, it’s a cookbook that tells a tale about Icelandic food and provides details...