Non- Fiction

Hatching Charlie: A Psychotherapist’s Tale by Charles C. McCormack (Book Review #235)

This review was requested by Charles C. McCormack Hatching Charlie is an autobiography and a quest story. I normally tend to provide a brief summary of the books I review. However, in this case, I believe the author does such a great job that I am going to quote him instead. “It interweaves the life of Charles McCormack with his becoming a psychotherapist. Born into a violent home, Charlie is then abandoned in a French boarding school at age eleven. There he []

Canada by William D. Willis (Book Review #250)

This review was kindly requested by Lean Stone Book Club. Canada is a non-fiction history book about the history of this wonderful country. It is a short book covering the basics from the aboriginals, Vikings, British and French colonization, places and events that make what Canada is today. What I enjoyed most about this short book is that the content covers what Canada’s influence is in the world today. The extent of the influence is affected by the country’s economic, military power and []

Reckless Traveler by Walter Rhein (Book Review #242)

This review was kindly requested by Walter Rhein. Reckless Traveler is a travel autobiographical book written about how Walter Rhein recklessly travels through South America, with no set plans. His adventures take him to Venezuela and Chile, with him having visa issues, encountering cockroaches, bribery, murder, being robbed, and more. His words also have a philosophical description and an in-depth view which separates this book from others in its genre. What I particularly enjoyed was the transformation of the character and how []

Nothing by Jenny Gkotsi (Book Review #236)

This review was kindly requested by Jenny Gkotsi. Nothing, is a poetic, philosophical self-help style of a book written with the intention to provide an insightful view on life and living. The entire book is in one chapter and the characters are titled as “A” & “Z.” The characters back and forth between each other with a sequence of questions and answers. The subject matter covers topics like the afterlife, existence, happiness, God, restoration, and much more. I found the literature to be []

Terrorism by Michael Mansell (Book Review #229)

This review was kindly requested by Lean stone Book Club. Terrorism is a non-fiction history short book. The book consists of a quick summary and explanation on how terrorism started, how many kinds exist, and compares certain ideologies such as comparing Jihad with terrorism or comparing Al Qaeda with ISIS. According to the book, terrorism started from the 14th century and they were mostly religious related. Cyber terrorism is, for example, something we are facing today. Viruses, stealing information, abusing the systems are just some []