Review: ARGO by Antonio Mendez

ARGOVerdict:
Title: ARGO
Author: Antonio Mendez
Publish Date: 25 October 2012
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 320
Genre: spy, thriller, non-fiction, true crime, politics
Source: Spinebreakers (Penguin), finished copy

Me and spy stories never usually mix. I always expect a complicated plot which is focused on action, i.e. not my kind of genre. Thus: I try to stay as far away from them as possible, for example, I have never seen a 007 film in all my life. Continue reading

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Review: Anatomies: The Human Body, Its Parts and The Stories They Tell by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

anatomiesVerdict:
Title: Anatomies: The Human Body, Its Parts and The Stories They Tell
Author: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Publish Date: 7 February 2013
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages: 320
Genre: non-fiction, Physiology, science, nature
Source: Spinebreakers (Penguin), finished copy

I was excited at first to read Hugh Aldersey-Williams’ take on the human body, in Anatomies, because I was interested in learning about how ideas of the body have developed our culture. For example, how the heart has become the love symbol and how we see it on such things as Milton Glaser’s ‘New York I Love You’. Continue reading