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Is Altered Carbon the Future in more ways than one?


I just finished binge-watching Netflix’s Altered Carbon. After 10 episodes of dark, sexy, violent and bloody television, I find myself in a state of awe for the following reasons:

  1. This is a high concept show about a future where people have learned to digitize their life. This makes people immortal as when their bodies die they can just download to another body. It’s a fascinating concept and the show does a great job of exploring it.
  2. It was a really good show and well worth a watch. (However, be warned, it really earns that 18 rating.



Review of The Jason King Series by Matt Rogers


Plenty of action, tension and drama, but more importantly a story that goes somewhere. The Jason King series is a step above most series in this genre.

This isn’t a review of a single book, but of the six books that make up The Jason King series. Don’t worry, no spoilers.

I only write reviews for books that have made an impact on me in some way. An enjoyable book where nothing stood out doesn’t usually lead to a review. This was the case with some of these books as individual novels. They’re enjoyable 6-8 star reads,




Smashwords vs Dash 2 Digital


First of all, if you’re new to self-publishing then you are probably wondering what the hell are Smashwords and Dash 2 Digital. That’s okay. Until a few days ago I didn’t have much idea either. I’ve heard of Smashwords before but didn’t realise exactly what it is.

Both of these companies are essentially ebook distributors. By using these companies you only have to worry about uploading one written document and one book cover, and they will see that your book gets to as many markets as possible in the right format for that market. Considering how many different types of ebook readers are available and how many different markets there are,




Review of 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson


I like the concept of this book, but I think it failed to live up to its own promise.

There’s no denying that Jordan Peterson has an incredible mind. This book is filled with an overload of proof of his mental ability, and there’s plenty that is really useful. It could be said that there might even be too much information. In fact, that is where my problem lies with this book.

Here, Jordan Peterson promises 12 Rules for Life, and delivers on that promise with his chapter titles. Unfortunately, the content of those chapters is only tangentially connected with those titles.




The Print Book is Here!!


I’ve been writing as a hobby for 16 years now, and I was starting to think that I would never see the day where I saw a finished, printed book in my hands with my name on the cover. But here it is.

Actually, what you’re seeing in the header image is a proof of what will be the final finished article and there are a couple of tweaks to be made to it… but I don’t want to get bogged down in that. The point of the matter is that I’m holding a physical copy of my book that can sit on my bookshelf,




Review of Summer Reign by John Conroe


Before I get into this review, I feel like I I have to start off by stating a couple of my biases regarding this book.

Firstly, I designed the book cover for this novel and while that doesn’t effect my overall review, I just wanted it to be clear. Secondly, The Demon Accords is probably my favourite series at the moment. They’re fun, easy reading books that are so addictive that I have probably gone through the entire series up to 5 times already.

There, that’s off my chest. I feel better already. On to the review…