Book I’ve read, and some notes from them.

The Silent Patient

March 19th, 2023

I’ve just finished reading the psychological rollercoaster – The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides and wow, what a ride.


January 30th, 2023

My little review of Slaughterhouse-Five, time travel, anti war messages, death, but also deep messages about war and what it can do men.

Born on a blue day

September 18th, 2021

A few years ago I watched a documentary about a UK based savant called Daniel Tammet who had a unique ability to experience numbers as colours and/or sensations, a condition known as synesthesia. His name cropped up in a Reddit thread about memory I was reading last week so I googled Daniel to see what […]

Diary of a Legionnaire. My Life in the French Foreign Legion

July 19th, 2015

Diary of a Legionnaire, written by Gareth Carins is the author’s first hand account of joining the infamous French Foreign Legion. Gareth, who after University worked as a trainee Quantity Surveyor was not exactly thrilled at the thought of spending the rest of his life either sitting in morning traffic or calculating how much concrete to pour […]

The Backpacker

January 11th, 2014

The Backpacker is an enjoyable series of interconnected stories that keep you entertained throughout. Reading it makes you want to take the author’s lead by giving up your day job, dropping the pressures of everyday life and to start having some adventures while travelling. It reminds you that we are only on this planet for […]

The 80 Minute MBA: Everything You’ll Never Learn at Business School

December 21st, 2012

Notes from the book, ‘The 80 minute MBA’ by Richard Reeves and John Knell.

Anything You Want

January 2nd, 2012

Notes from the book, ‘Anthing you want’ by Derek Sivers.