Category: Books

  • Book feature

    My combined book review of Shirky and Harkin (as mentioned earlier) is in today’s Irish Examiner Weekend supplement.

  • What Would Google Do?

    I just got my hands on a review copy of Jeff‘s new book. I am still in the middle of reading Cyburbia and Here Comes Everybody, so Jarvis comes after. I have been reading Jeff regularly since 2001, so I’m looking forward to reading the book.

  • Books

    I have got copies of Cyburbia by James Harkin and Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky. Should make for interesting reading. Hopefully a review in a couple of weeks time.

  • New Books

    Now that university is over I can try and go back to my regular reading. I purchased these books recently, not sure how long it will take to get through them all. What Happened by Scott McClellan Suicide of the West by Kock Smith Your Government Failed You by Richard Clarke Epicenter by Joel Rosenberg…

  • In the post

    I ordered some books this week for the first time in a while. Some relate to a new-found interest in day-trading as oppose to spread betting. But I won’t be going down that road for some time yet. Others are the normal politics/economics stuff. The Age of Turbulence, Alan Greenspan. Invest Like a Shark: How…

  • Off the shelf

    I had a listen to Off the Shelf yesterday, where they were reviewing Darwin’s Legacy by John Dupré. A really fascinating 30 minute discussion on creationism and evolution. Professor David McConnell, philosophy lecturer Fr. Brendan Purcell and presenter Andy O’Mahony are well worth listening to. Listen here with Realplayer.

  • Banville's Sea takes 2005 Booker

    John Banville has won the UK’s most prestigious literary award, the Man Booker Prize, for his novel ‘The Sea’. Banville’s book was chosen from a shortlist of six, he picks up a £50,000 prize.

  • Meaning and life

    I meant to post this last week but I read a very good book review in the Economist Adam Jacot de Boinod, a BBC researcher, has sifted through more than 2m words in 280 dictionaries and 140 websites to discover that Albanians have 27 words for moustache—including mustaqe madh for bushy and mustaqe posht for…

  • 3 new books

    I have 3 more books that I will eventually get round to reading: Burke, Jason Al-Qaeda, Penguin 2004 Sachs, Jeffrey The End of Poverty, Penguin 2005 Reid, T.R The United States of Europe, 2004 Penguin

  • Currently Reading

    Following on from watching Robert Kaplan’s interview on Book TV, and on the advice of both my uncle and indeed Peter, I have started to read the History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides. It is the Rex Warner translation published by Penguin, and after reading the first part involving the dispute between Corinth and…