Noah D. Arney

A student affairs professional's musings on books, education, politics, and cooking.



Category: Books

  • Review of The Forever War

    The Forever War by Joe Haldeman My rating: 2 of 5 stars The Forever War may be a Sci-Fi classic but it shouldn’t be. Throughout the book we follow the main character as he goes through a series of unconnected scenes, like a bad documentary. Seeing a bit of everything the author imagines about the […]

  • Brief Review of For the Win

    For the Win by Cory Doctorow My rating: 3 of 5 stars While not as good as Little Brother I enjoyed this book. Doctorow has somehow managed to put together MMOs with an easy to understand overview of unions and global economics. Along the way he explains the basis of why economies collapse, what inflation […]

  • Review of The Last Colony by John Scalzi

    The Last Colony by John Scalzi My rating: 5 of 5 stars A brilliant novel. The perfect way to wrap up the trilogy (yes, I know it continues, but it was originally the end of the trilogy). Scalzi has the perfect combination of military sci-fi mixed with bits of humor, political maneuvering, and all set […]

  • Of Course It’s Derivative

    I read a lot.  I know this because I keep track of it.  The first year I kept track was from summer 2007 to summer 2008.  I was taking the bus to UBC every day and had a lot of time to read.  I read 54 books that year.  Yes, I averaged over one a […]