2023 In Books: “Power and Thrones” by Dan Jones
Dan Jones has carved himself out quite a nice niche writing heavy but definitely still-pop histories on various Middle Ages-based topics, and this book feels like somewhat of a career-defining masterwork for him. It’s real good. And I was pleasantly surprised at that fact; I’ve read some of his other stuff and it ranged, for… Continue reading
2023 In Books: “The Peripheral”, by William Gibson
Man. Gibson. Thanks to a favorite grandma who handed me a copy of Neuromancer when I was 9 (read: not at ALL prepared for what that book was throwing down), I have always been a huge fan of Gibson, but hadn’t read anything by him since Idoru. With the hubbub around the Amazon adaptation of… Continue reading
The Books of 2016, #12: The Borgias: The Hidden History, by G. J. Meyer
G.J. Meyer has a shtick. He writes “provocative” histories about “provocative” subjects that are mostly designed to help him stack cheddah by serving as the basis for “provocative”, historical-ish drama series on cable TV. You may recall his earlier book, The Tudors: The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty, (and, man, revel in the… Continue reading
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