“The Decision Book” by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler: Nonfiction Book Review

"The Decision Book" by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler is a book of what they describe as "fifty models for strategic thinking." I came across it, as one does, at an airport, and picked it up for some light reading before a flight. While it does in fact deliver on its tag line, I have some difficulties with the book.

Buy Your Own ISBN Numbers!

For anyone considering or looking into publishing their own books, one of the points of contention that you will eventually reach is whether or not you should cough up to buy your own ISBN numbers, or go with the oh so appealing option of using the free one that many print on demand services offer you. In no uncertain terms, the former is the better option, and it's due to the following:

“Welcome to Night Vale” by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor: Fiction Book Review

A friendly desert community where the sun is always screaming, the sky is full of strange arrows and patterns, and next door to a desert otherworld which holds the absolutely terrible Desert Bluffs and their monstrous radio host, Kevin. Damn them and their Smiling God. But that's not what we're talking about here. Well, mostly. For those listening to the podcast Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, the novel by the same name by the authors by the same name is something of a love song. For those new to the world of Night Vale, it's radio station host, and it's dog park that is open to the public and also under a permanent ban against all dogs, it is likely a weird experience in post-irony, love, loss, and shape shifting. But more on that later...

The Tunnel of Books

Imagine a tunnel. It doesn't matter where it is, but you're inside a tunnel. You walk along, in the dark, and you have no idea where you are, or what the walls are made out of, but it doesn't feel like stone, or anything else you might expect to find in a tunnel.