Oprah time: The Layer Cake by JJ Connolly

Reading Time: 1 minute The Layer Cake is a hard bitten crime novel of 90’s underworld London that the movie was based on. However the book is worth reading because the plot is similar but different to the film. I won’t go into too much depth because that would spoil it for you, but suffice to say its a […]

Oprah Time: Running Money by Andy Kessler

Reading Time: 2 minutes Andy Kessler’s Running Money, Hedge Fund Honchos, Monster Markets And My Hunt For The Big Score is a well written set of memoirs from a technology fund manager. Together with his partner-in-crime Fred Kittler, Kessler managed to survive the highs and lows of the technology industry in the late 1990’s, he tells the story in […]

Oprah Time: Six Days – How the 1967 war shaped the Middle East by Jeremy Bowen

Reading Time: 2 minutes I recently finished reading Six Days – How the 1967 war shaped the Middle East by Jeremy Bowen. Bowen is a famous BBC journalist who seems to have researched the book well and writes in an easy-to-read style. Bowen was in the region at the time and has supplemented his experience with later research. I […]

Moguls, Superman and Kryptonite

Reading Time: 2 minutes I have been working my way through Michael Wolff’s Autumn of the Moguls and found some of it very predictable. Its obsession with disfunctionality amongst business leaders including Eisner and Messier.One thing that did strike a chord with me was the way technology had moved from saving the record industry from itself to becoming the […]

Oprah Time: Jarhead by Anthony Swofford, Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn, Bangkok 8 by John Burdett

Reading Time: 1 minute Back again with a couple of good books for you, courtesy of Amazon’s summer sale. First up is a marine sniper turned english teachers memoirs of Gulf War I. Well written and painfully honest, Anthony Swofford’s Jarhead exposes the tedium and the base attraction of war from viewpoint of an educated grunt. Highlights include Swofford’s […]