Kurt Berger

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (76 of 82)
In My Own Words:
Avid reader, with preferences to Science Fiction, Linguistics, Military History, History, and Business. Favourite authors include Tolkien, N. Stephenson, J. Steinbeck, J. Wyndham, C. Stross, J. May, G. Kay

Reading, Board Gaming, D+D, Cooking, Cycling, X-Country Skiing, Golf


Top Reviewer Ranking: 70,131 - Total Helpful Votes: 76 of 82
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Boneshaker was a good read. I finished it in a couple of sittings. On the positive side it was a good mashup blending zombies, alternate history, and classic adventure. The characters were interesting, the premise unique, and the storytelling focused. On the negative side, I would like to have seen the characters more fully developed. While I was able to empathize with them, there seemed to be something missing. If you are looking for a light steampunk read, I would recommend Boneshaker.
Six Pixels of Separation: Everyone Is Connected. C&hellip by Mitch Joel
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I picked up this book to help with a work assignment on social media. What I immediately liked was the tone of realism and pragmatism. Mr. Joel is up front that success means you must understand why you want to do this, what is required, and what tools are currently available to you. All warnings aside, Mr. Joel is clear that the flattening effect of the new channels allows anyone to carve out their niche. Marketing has become personal, and each individual can build their own "personal brand".

The book is well architected. Topics progress logically from basics of the digital channel to future trends. Chapters have a summary at the end. Through out the book Mr. Joel provides lists… Read more
Superfreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
Superfreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More of the Same, Nov. 14 2009
Super Freakeconomics is more of the same material that made up Freakeconomics. This book feels less cohesive than the first on the topic. If you liked Freakeconomics, you will probably find Super Freakeconomics a little disappointing. Probably better to borrow it from the library than purchase it.