REVIEW: “Assassin’s Creed: Forsaken” (Book 5) by Oliver Bowden

Assassin’s Creed: Forsaken (Book 5), by Oliver Bowden Ace, Copyright December 2012 978-0425261514, Paperback, 464 Pages An extraordinarily meaningful narrative rounded off with an exquisite touch of irony, and executed with an excellence that appeared to transcend that of its predecessors in the Assassin’s Creed book series. The ending to this novel, perfectly engineered and complete with an…

REVIEW: “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations” (Book 4) by Oliver Bowden

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Book 4), by Oliver Bowden Ace, Copyright November 2011 978-1937007423, Paperback, 512 Pages Another installment of the interminable Assassin-Templar conflict, and a remarkably fun narrative of purposeful voyages, intriguing puzzles, engrossing political sequences, and a curiously satisfying trace of the philosophical. This narrative featured a moderately thrilling climactic action, and a rather emotive and depressing…

REVIEW: “Assassin’s Creed: the Secret Crusade” (Book 3) by Oliver Bowden

Assassin’s Creed: the Secret Crusade (Book 3), by Oliver Bowden Ace, Copyright June 2011 978-0441020997, Paperback, 464 Pages A marvelous work of fiction, an excellent extension to the Assassin’s Creed book series, and a faithful rendition of the Assassin’s Creed videogame. This narrative is exquisitely rife with betrayal, the theme richly fleshed out in the plot. Climactic sequences…

REVIEW: “Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance” by Oliver Bowden

Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance, by Oliver Bowden Ace, Copyright February 2010 978-0441019298, Paperback, 496 Pages A phenomenally entertaining and engrossing read culminating in a stunningly jaw-dropping and affecting climax and ending. This is a profound narrative of valor, duty, loyalty and resilience set in a captivating world spotlighting the antagonistic factions of the Templars and the Assassins, and which…

REVIEW: “Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves” by Lee Daniel Kravetz

Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves, by Lee Daniel Kravetz Harper Wave, Copyright June 27, 2017 978-0062448934, Hardcover, 288 Pages This book is delightfully entertaining and educational. The author conscientiously charts his steadily progressive intellectual quest in researching and deciphering the significance of the phenomena…

REVIEW: “The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction” by Neil Gaiman

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction, by Neil Gaiman William Morrow Paperbacks, 978-0062262271 Paperback, 544 Pages Predominantly entertaining and profoundly inspiring. Most priceless of all, Gaiman wows with his unorthodox perspectives rendered in lyrical and masterful writing one would come to expect from an accomplished author. This book is a hodgepodge of writings, speeches, book…

REVIEW: “How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up” by Emilie Wapnick

How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up, by Emilie Wapnick HarperOne, 978-0062566652 Hardcover, 240 Pages A simple but profound book. Remarkably empowering and uplifting to the multipotentialite reader, this book creatively puts into context the seemingly unorthodox phenomenon of multipotentiality. Brimming with abounding…

REVIEW: “Then Comes Marriage: United States V. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA” by Roberta Kaplan, Lisa Dickey

Then Comes Marriage: United States V. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA, by Roberta Kaplan, Lisa Dickey W. W. Norton & Company, 978-0393248678 Copyright October 2015, Hardcover, 336 Pages The United States v. Windsor case—previously Edith Schlain Windsor v. United States of America—competently examined from a legal and anecdotal vantage point. Legal concepts and issues of the Windsor…

REVIEW: “Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations” by Brandon L. Garrett

Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations, by Brandon L. Garrett Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 978-0674368316 Copyright November 2014, Hardcover, 384 Pages An absolute legal delight. Greatly comprehensive and extraordinarily fascinating, this book nimbly surveys corporate prosecutions and white-collar crimes. With trained focus on dissecting deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements, the book…