Quarterly review: FY15Q4

Each quarter I do a quick roundup of the book and film reviews that I do on Goodreads and Letterboxd. These reviews are too short and too off-the-cuff to be included with the more in depth reviews I do on this site. Below are the highlights of the quarter.

Two trends you may detect are “Syria” and “Star Wars”.


I have been doing better at making sure I write a few notes for each book I read on GoodReads. Some of these “off-the-cuff” reviews are pretty long.

★★☆☆☆ Syria: A History of the Last Hundred Years

★★★★☆ The Egg

★★★★☆ And Yet…: Essays

★★★★☆ Broken Homes

★★☆☆☆ Syria and the Assad Family: The History Behind Bashar al-Assad’s Rise to Power and the Civil War

★★★☆☆ Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company

★★★★☆ The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State

★★★☆☆ Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles

★★★★★ Pawn of Prophecy

★★★★★ The Three-Body Problem

★★★★☆ Failure is not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond


★★★★★ Her

★★★★☆ Ex Machina

★★★★★ Star Wars: The Force Awakens

★★★★☆ Inside Out

★★★★½ The Martian

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