Inspired by Tom MacWright's self-hosted book reviews as an alternative to GoodReads. This page contains brief reviews as a way to record my thoughts and reflect on an activity that has been a trusted companion to me for much of my life.

The book reviews here begin in April of 2022 when I began to read fiction again regularly after a long time away caused by a combination of overwork and the attention-span-killing trap of smart phones. There will be very little or nothing here about software engineering.

A bonus for me in creating this page is that if I lose my reading habit again, visiting here and seeing big gaps without a review may shame me into putting my phone away, letting work go in the evenings, and picking up a book. Perhaps you'll find something interesting to read here, or use this as inspiration to start your own place to share book reviews with the world.


Wolf in White Van
John Darnielle
True Grit
Charles Portis
No Country For Old Men
Cormac McCarthy
Blood Meridian
Cormac McCarthy
Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel
On Writing
Stephen King
The Ministry for the Future
Kim Stanley Robinson
A Visit From the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan
The Road
Cormac McCarthy
Being The Change
Peter Kalmus
Sea of Tranquility
Emily St. John Mandel