Here are the review titles we’ve received at Booklover Book Reviews during the last fortnight:
The Power of Uncertainty: A Case for the Liberal Arts by Dr John F Loase
“… demonstrates the positive effects of recognizing and appreciating the illumination we could experience in recognizing and admitting uncertainty in all human endeavors. This valuable new book illuminates uncertainty in many areas, including a variety of mathematical and scientific ideas and extends to the recognition of the human advantage implicit in questioning our certitude regarding, for example, our religious beliefs (or total non-beliefs), the dangerousness of our many prejudices and convictions concerning free will or the capacity for redemption or progress of those “other” human beings or nations that we often conclude are so really “different” from ourselves.”
Book Depository | Amazon | Booktopis(Aus) | B&N
The Weaver Fish by Robert Edeson
Cambridge linguist Edvard Tossentern, presumed dead, reappears after a balloon crash. When he staggers in from a remote swamp, gravely ill and swollen beyond recognition, his colleagues at the research station are overjoyed. But Edvard’s discovery about a rare giant bird throws them all into the path of an international crime ring.
The Weaver Fish is a gripping adventure story. Set on the island nation of Ferendes in the South China Sea, this book’s sound science and mathematical playfulness will make you question all that you know, or think you know, about weaver fish, giant condors, the infamous tornado-proof Reckles Texan hat, and much much more.
From the lovely people at Fremantle Press, I’ve had this title on my wishlist for some time now as its mix of literary and scientific quirkiness has me intrigued. It will count towards the Aussie Author Challenge 2015.
Book Depository | Amazon | Booktopia(Aus) | Kobobooks
Black Light by K A Bedford
Ruth Black is an English novelist left widowed by the mysterious death of her husband during the Great War. She immigrates to Australia and settles in the sleepy coastal town of Pelican River to repair her broken heart and work on her next novel. But her quiet life is thrown into disarray when Aunt Julia arrives with an urgent, dreadful message. Ruth’s life is in danger and the threat is from a source not entirely of this world. With the assistance of her butler Rutherford, and her good friend the inventor Gordon Duncombe, Ruth finds herself caught up in a hair-raising race to defy her impending doom.
Also from Fremantle Press, I’m looking forward to diving into this Australian gothic novel by this twice Aurealis Award winning author being released at the end of this month.
Amazon | Booktopia(Aus) | Kobobooks
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