William's bookshelf: reviewed

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
5 of 5 stars
I thought, from the little Id seen written about it, that I was about to read a horror fantasy. Lesson to self. Never believe anything someone else writes about a book. Especially never believe the cover blurb.Oh yes, describing th...
tagged: reviewed and from-the-local-library
A Midsummer Tempest
5 of 5 stars
Don't look for anything too deep, here. This is just Poul Anderson playing with ideas and spinning a delightful yarn.It's one I come back to and read again from time to time, and I read it with a smile on my face.
tagged: reviewed
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Daniel H. Pink
5 of 5 stars
Interesting theory, you might ask, but does it work?The book, I think, has two potential audiences. The first is any individual who feels unfulfilled in their job. The second is any people manager / leader.So I'm reviewing this book ...
tagged: reviewed and management-and-technical
The Wooden Horse
5 of 5 stars
There are two significantly different versions of this book. Eric Williams' original 1949 edition was written while military censorship was still in force, and is a simpler story, built around simpler characters.In the 1979 edition, W...
tagged: pow-escape-stories and reviewed
The Great Escaper
5 of 5 stars
I've been waiting for someone to write this book for forty-plus years, and Pearson's book does not disappoint.Inevitably it covers much of the same ground as the three books that - to my mind - introduced Roger Bushell to my/Pearson's ...
tagged: pow-escape-stories and reviewed

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