Author: Tom

Novels

Jurassic Park Summary

Jurassic Park is one of the most famous films ever made. Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster was a groundbreaking film when it was released. But, what is lesser-known is that the film was based on a novel by Michael Crichton. For anyone that has been living under a rock for the past twenty years, Jurassic Park is […]

Novels

Alone in Berlin Summary

Alone in Berlin is a fantastic novel of small scale resistance in the city of Berlin during the Nazis rule. The novel is based on real events and is a fascinating story, which provides a grim overview of life under the oppressive regime. What I liked about the book was how several separate storylines are […]

Sports

Inverting The Pyramid Summary

If you want to know about the history of football tactics, Inverting the Pyramid is the book you need to read. It takes a fascinating look at the evolution of tactics and what it means for the game. It’s easy to think football is a game of 11v11 and two halves, but there is a […]

Philosophy

Ego Is The Enemy summary

Ego Is The Enemy is a fantastic book to read if you want to learn the folly of letting your ego get the better of you. You need a little bit of arrogance and self-assurance to succeed in life, but too much and it will cost you. We have a tendency to believe that the […]

Politics

Books v Cigarettes Summary

Books v. Cigarettes is one of many essays by the English writer George Orwell, in this short book. The titular essay is an interesting look at why people don’t read, while the others range from Orwell’s time working in a bookshop to his childhood at a boarding school. All of them present a fascinating insight […]

Philosophy

The Obstacle Is The Way Summary

The Obstacle Is The Way is a book based in the stoic branch of philosophy. The title comes from a passage in Meditations by the Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, who stated that “what stands in the way, becomes the way.” Written by the excellent, Ryan Holiday, who also wrote Ego Is The Enemy, this book […]