Mindhunter: Inside the FBI Elite Serial Crime Unit (Now A Netflix Series) by John Douglas.

 

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This is hands-down the most action-packed biography I have ever read!  And it’s almost the most egotistical and narcissistic sounding biography I have ever read!

Continue reading Mindhunter: Inside the FBI Elite Serial Crime Unit (Now A Netflix Series) by John Douglas.

The Dark Net by Jamie Bartlett.

 

Book Review by Cari Mayhew.  Rating 7/10

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For those who don’t know, the dark net is hidden seedier internet just below the regular surface internet.  In this work of non-fiction, Bartlett explores the dark net’s various elusive and somewhat criminal goings-on; often going out of his way in the name of research. Continue reading The Dark Net by Jamie Bartlett.

The Dark World by Zak Bagans.

 

Book Review by Cari Mayhew.  Rating 8/10.

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In The Dark World, Zak Bagans talks about his ghostly encounters, as the lead investigator for the documentary series Ghost Adventures!  As one of the more seasoned and experienced professionals in the field, Zak has had some pretty crazy experiences!  They cover the entire spectrum of ghost hunting phenomena, from seeing full body apparitions, to having his butt pinched by a spirit, LOL! Continue reading The Dark World by Zak Bagans.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.

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I would prefer to be saying this book is a beautiful love story, but above all else, this book is a horror story, depicting one person’s actual experience as a prisoner and worker in Auschwitz.  It is important that books like this are written so that similar tales need never be told again – it is a warning. Continue reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.

Primates of Park Avenue By Wednesday Martin

Book review by Cari Mayhew.  Rating 4/10

Part biography, part anthropological commentary, in her book Martin describes her life in the most wealthy and affluent part of New York – Upper East Side Manhattan.  Although she grew up in Manhattan herself, Martin finds herself thrust into a new way of life and with a new series of woes. Continue reading Primates of Park Avenue By Wednesday Martin

The Naked Future – by Patrick Tucker

Book Review by Cari Mayhew.  Rating 7.5/10

This is a book about how the digital footprint we leave behind us can be used to make predictions about our future in all aspects of our lives.  But are we seeing the coming to being of a dystopian science fiction, or are we tapping into a new superpower? Continue reading The Naked Future – by Patrick Tucker

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Rubber.

Book Review by Cari Mayhew.  Rating 5/10

This book was not at all what I was expecting!

From the title of the book I expected this book to be about economics, but perhaps concentrating on consumer behaviour.  But there is no mention of prominent economic topics such as GDP, market conditions, inflation, unemployment or even the production of goods and services in general. Continue reading Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Rubber.

The News: A User’s Manual, By Alain de Botton.

Book Review by Cari Mayhew.  Rating 7/10

I believe this book has the wrong title.  Let me explain.

Despite having the title “The News: A User’s Manual”, the book reads like a wish-list of how de Botton wants news journalists and media editors to present and publish the news.  Continue reading The News: A User’s Manual, By Alain de Botton.