Book Review – Baptism of Fire

The third book in the Witcher saga, and as of the time of this writing the last official English translated novel published. Baptism of Fire, continues Geralt’s journey to rescue Ciri. This book is mostly described by Geralt’s point of view, and on occasions from Ciri, and on lesser from Yennefer’s. NO SPOILERS: In The Witcher […]

Book Review – The Time of Contempt

The second novel of the epic Witcher saga, this book if fucking awesome. Browsing through the Witcher subreddit and forums (avoiding spoilers obviously), a lot of people tend to rate The Time of Comtempt as their least favorite book. In part, I can see why many people would have a hard time liking this book.  The Time of […]

Book Review – Blood of Elves

This book is the start of epic Witcher Saga. The saga were the witcher Geralt of Rivia was destined to be the guardian of Ciri; the most important living thing in the world, whose prophecy said will change world. Having only played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. I started reading the Witcher saga about 2 […]

Book Review – Sword of Destiny: Tales of The Witcher

Given that the official English translation of Sword of Destiny was published three months ago, in a way I’m glad I discovered The Witcher fairly late. This book is a collection of short stories and follow up of The Last Wish: Introducing The Witcher. NO SPOILERS: This book is divided into six different short stories. […]

Book Review – The Last Wish: Introducing The Witcher

I loved the main story in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, so it was an absolute no brainer that I was also going to read all the books of this amazing dark fantasy series. The original story/books are written in Polish, so initially I was a little worry the English translation might be either not […]

Goodbye physical books and hello e-books

It’s amazing how far I’ve come along, I recall first hearing about the concept of e-book and e-book readers back when Sony released their first e-book reader in 2006. At that time, and up until a few months ago, I was a total dead-tree format book purist. Man, has that changed. Roll the clock nine […]

R.I.P. Eduardo Galeano

If you’re an ordinary American, you probably have no idea who Eduardo Galeano is. Or yet, you might learn who he was thanks to the incident were former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave President Obama a copy of his book “Open Veins of Latina America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent”. Galeano was essentially the Noam […]

R.I.P. Charles Bowden

There is not a more knowledgeable journalist and author about the US/Mexico border than Charles Bowden. His writings, along with Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia, helped me realized and opened my eyes regarding the farce drug war, and the circus around it. Bowden’s dark, yet poetic writing is a lot like watching a horror film. I literally […]

What’s in my bookshelf?

The Last Narco: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo, the World’s Most Wanted Drug Lord by Malcolm Beith describes why even TIME Magazine recognizes Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is one of the powerful persons in the world, even over current presidents of first world countries. Reading The Last Narco, is amazing to learn how a […]