Animal Farm

Animal Farm

I thought the story was about “them” (among which, I was thinking especially NK), until I realized that it was about all of us. A classic book, published in 1945. Unfortunately, the story is still relevant to our time. Orwell…

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Future

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Future

A short book, maybe a kind of like companion book to Lucky Man. In A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Future, Michael J. Fox talks about his philosophy and lessons he learned from his experience. Here is…

Lucky Man: a memoir by Michael J. Fox

Lucky Man: a memoir by Michael J. Fox

I was a basketball kid. When I heard about HIV announcement by Magic Johnson, I was just starting to follow NBA. I studied his career, and soon I became a huge fan. I bought his videotapes (remember VHS?), and tried…

11/22/63

11/22/63

I was a weird kid. When I was in junior high school, I was obsessed with JFK assassination. I read some books about it, and (surprise, surprise) I came to believe that it wasn’t simple one-man assassination by Oswald. I…

Between Seoul Metro Doors

I was on my way back home, heading to my train. It was during rush hour, and the station was crowded. While walking toward my usual waiting spot (I always like to minimize walking distance to stairs after getting off. Who…

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thinking at Work, Home, and School

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thinking at Work, Home, and School

Fascinating introduction to the world of brain science. Without going into too much details, you can learn what modern brain scientists found out , what they means to our daily lives, and how we may live better. I thought it…

It’s Just a Game

Maybe it’s just a game.   When you start this game called human life, you get to select levels. Easy, Normal, Hard, and if you are a hardcore, Nightmare mode. You can customize more. Your appearance, location, and time period. (Who…

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains

Jon Krakauer is the author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air. Eiger Dreams is a collection of his essays. He is one of the my favorite non-fiction writers, for his clear and lucid writing. Reading his story requires no difficulty,…

The Call of the Wild: Jack London

The Call of the Wild: Jack London

Don’t come closer, or I’ll have to go Holding me like gravity are places that pull If ever there was someone to keep me at home It would be you… – Eddie Vedder I had heard of Jack London, but…

The Keeper of Lost Causes: A Danish Crime Fiction

The Keeper of Lost Causes: A Danish Crime Fiction

So, the rumor is right. Scandinavian thriller is great. The Keeper of Lost Causes is crime fiction from Denmark. Reads like Stieg Larsson book. (And the publisher knows this, as you can see from its cover design…) I don’t read many…