Infrequent reviews of select books

Die empty

A personal development book that, despite some clichéd advice, has enough practical, actionable, and univocal guidelines to make it one of the best books of its kind around today.

The Millennium trilogy

A spoiler-free look at Stieg Larsson’s trio of masterpieces of the modern thriller: ‘The girl with the dragon tattoo’, ‘The girl who played with fire’, and ‘The girl who kicked the hornet’s nest’.

The Prophet

The Prophet is a self-help book we can all read.

Outliers: the story of success

Malcolm Gladwell’s book imparts some much-needed optimism and encouragement to the Everyman’s pursuit of success, with anecdotes making things engaging.

A criminal defense

This unusual courtroom thriller breaks the mould and delivers a memorable story while also leaving you with troubling moral questions.