Category Archives: Books

Distrust That Particular Flavor

Distrust That Particular Flavor By William Gibson 272 Pages Distrust is a collection of William Gibson’s non fiction writing offering a glimpse into the development of his ideas.  Each short story comes with a brief endnote from the author giving an idea of how he views the piece from the advantage of hindsight.  The writing is […]

Fatal System Error

Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who Are Bringing Down the Internet By Joseph Menn 304 Pages The Cybercrime genre is starting to come in to its own, developing a standard style of first hand accounts from those in the trenches performing daring technological feats of dubious legality.  Menn flips the […]

The Swerve

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern By Stephen Greenblatt 356 Pages Greenblatt chronicles the fortuitous discovery and reintroduction of Lucretius’  epic poem De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) by the fascinating Poggio Bracciolini.  The story is told mostly as a narrative focused on the main character of Poggio, a 15th century Humanist, book hunter, papal secretary, social climber […]