‘The Prey of Gods’ Book Review

Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 73/100

 The Prey of Gods

The Prey of Gods By Nicky Drayden

Paperback edition

Finished on 7/29/2017


Description: In South Africa, the future looks promising. Personal robots are making life easier for the working class. The government is harnessing renewable energy to provide infrastructure for the poor. And in the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth, the economy is booming thanks to the genetic engineering industry which has found a welcome home there. Yes—the days to come are looking very good for South Africans. That is, if they can survive the present challenges:

A new hallucinogenic drug sweeping the country . . .
An emerging AI uprising . . .
And an ancient demigoddess hellbent on regaining her former status by preying on the blood and sweat (but mostly blood) of every human she encounters.

It’s up to a young Zulu girl powerful enough to destroy her entire township, a queer teen plagued with the ability to control minds, a pop diva with serious daddy issues, and a politician with even more serious mommy issues to band together to ensure there’s a future left to worry about.

Genres: Sci Fi, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, LGBT, African Fantasy

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‘Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition’ Book Review

Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 71/100


Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition By Grant Hardy

Audiobook edition

Finished on 7/23/2017


Description: Western philosophy is a vast intellectual tradition, the product of thousands of years of revolutionary thought built up by a rich collection of brilliant minds. When most of us study philosophy, we’re focusing only on the Western intellectual tradition brought about by people such as Aristotle, Descartes, and Nietzsche. But to understand the Western intellectual tradition is to only get half of the story.

Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition is an epic, comprehensive survey of the East’s most influential philosophers and thinkers. In 36 lectures, award-winning Professor Grant Hardy of the University of North Carolina at Asheville introduces you to the men and women responsible for molding Asian philosophy and for giving birth to a wide variety of spiritual and ideological systems, including Hinduism, Daoism, Confucianism, Sufism, and Buddhism. By focusing on these key thinkers in their historical contexts, you’ll witness the development of these rich traditions as they shaped and defined Eastern cultures through the rise and fall of empires, the friendly and hostile encounters with each other and with the Western world, and the rapid advancements of the modern age.

Genres: Philosophy, History, Nonfiction, Religion, Asian, Mythology

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Sunday Update

Today I am reading Starting Strength


Molecular Biology of the Gene


The Prey of Gods


and Everfair.


I’m in the middle of reading a whole lot of books. My currant plan is to read books until I’ve reached 75/100 Mount Readmore completion for the year, and then stop reading before I start writing a new book I’ve been outlining. Right now I’m at 69/100, so I’ve got a while to go.

Are you reading anything? If so, what?