Category Archives: Tech/Internet

The Siege by Stephen White

Signet, 2010 (first published 2009).  How does one write an original thriller in the crowded niche of books about terrorists/hostages? If the author had not been Stephen White, I would not have picked up this book on the grounds that … Continue reading

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Fever of the Bone, by Val McDermid

FEVER OF THE BONE is the sixth in the author's series about DCI Carol Jordan and criminal psychologist Tony Hill, but you don't need to have read the previous novels to appreciate this one. It is written with multi award-winning … Continue reading

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Meltdown, by Martin Baker

Meltdown "Do you know who you're working for?" is the question under the title on the cover of this financial thriller. At first, the answer seems to be a Rupert Murdoch-like figure, as an exhaustively detailed head-hunting exercise is carried … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Mikael Blomkvist is a financial journalist in Sweden who, as publisher and co-owner of the independent magazine Millennium, is able to publish hard-hitting investigations into the shady dealings of the country's richest companies. He … Continue reading

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An Army of Davids

  An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Governm Glenn Reynolds An Army of Davids, by Glenn Reynolds, is the "Small is Beautiful" of the Internet generation. The book has been … Continue reading

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The Weblog Handbook

The Weblog Handbook: Practical Advice on Creating and Maintaining Your Blog Rebecca Blood The paucity of choice in Waterstones, etc, is a recurring theme, one with which I don't entirely agree. But the downside has never been more clearly demonstrated … Continue reading

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The Google Story

The Google Story David A. Vise Just finished this book by David Vise. Readable, but an outsider view rather than telling you about how Google works. The first half is better, in telling the story of the early days of … Continue reading

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