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Hiroshima by John Hersey

December 17, 2018

I didn't think this book would grip me the way it did. I knew very little of the A-Bomb drop on Hiroshima, only that it happened if I'm honest, but Hersey's account opened my eyes. He recounted real peoples experiences from the moments before the drop, during, directly after and many years after. It's unbelievable to think that one moment could have such an impact across time. When…

Books Non-Fiction Reviews

Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son by Gordon Burn

November 2, 2018

Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son is perhaps the most terrifying book I've read. It's a biographical account of the life of Peter Sutcliffe, otherwise known as the Yorkshire Ripper. Burn takes us from his childhood right up to the moment he was sentenced for his crimes. Covering everything from his jobs as a youth, his married life and his family. The detail was astounding. I can't recall how long…

Adult Fiction Books Reviews

Utopia by Thomas More

September 11, 2018

So my second year of University reading if off to a very....heavy start. I decided to start my reading early so I'm a little less pressured when the semester actually starts. If Utopia is any indication then it's going to be an intense year. I didn't enjoy reading Utopia, at all but I can appreciate it. It immediately made me think of both Man in the High Castle…