The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir My rating: 4 of 5 stars Astronaut Mark Watney is marooned on Mars after a freak dust storm literally blows him away from his crewmates. Thinking he’s dead, the mission is scrubbed and the rest of the crew head back to Earth. Mark hopes to survive until the next NASA [Read More...]

With Design this good I almost don’t care about a story: S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

S. by J.J. Abrams, Doug Dorst I can’t rate this book yet because I just got it home from the library and took a good look at it. That “good look” took me 15 delighted minutes. Why so long? Because this “1949″ book, perfectly designed in the style of the time, has a correspondence going [Read More...]

The Bells of Nagasaki by Takashi Nagai

The Bells Of Nagasaki by Takashi Nagai My rating: 5 of 5 stars After reading A Song For Nagasaki about Takashi Nagai, I thought it would be good to at least try Nagai’s first and most famous book. It begins on the morning that the bomb is dropped on Nagasaki. I was interested to see [Read More...]