Ian Wilson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 71% (10 of 14)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 759,333 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 14
Nexus by Ramez Naam
Nexus by Ramez Naam
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A great first novel and an exciting page turner.
The concept was perhaps the most interesting element and the characters stood out for not being stereo typical or one dimensional.
There was one element of the writing that jarred, while the concept and story were very much near/mid future many of the tech / descriptive references were very much 2000's. Constant references to talking on phones, using "slates", paying in cash kept yanking from the future into the everyday now, which was jarring.

Look forward to the next one.
The 4-Hour Body: An uncommon guide to rapid fat-lo&hellip by Timothy Ferriss
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Hack your body like a developer hacks code, by knowing how the machine works beyond the level of most and by rigorously testing to find what works and what does not, in the scientific way.

Great insights and actionable plans for loosing body fat, building muscle and strength, sleeping well, being stronger, faster and for even better sex. All you need to add is determination.
The Mongoliad: Book One (The Foreworld Saga) (The &hellip by Greg Bear
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Reading some of the reviews here my view is somewhat contrarian.

I am not an avid fiction reader so my perspective is limited but have read many of Neal Stephenson's and Greg Bear's books. However, from the first page I found this book gripping and its action well paced and exciting. I also found the prose to be about the most focused and well written prose I have encountered. It describes vividly and moves effortlessly.

I also found myself relating very well to the two main characters and I am used to the back and forth of "point of view" switching. The chapters are shorter than Neal Stephenson's typically are which I found a good thing as it helped the sense of pace… Read more

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