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Rated: 5/5

The Code Book

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh is a select history of coded communication from the start of recorded history to present day. This ambitious task is not only admirably achieved, it's done so in a way that is understandable and engaging (if you have any interest in the subject). If you're curious about the world of codes, cyphers and how they're broken you'll enjoy this book.

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Rated: 2.5/5

The Codfathers

The Codfathers: Lessons From the Atlantic Business Elite is a sometimes interesting, sometimes mundane look at the cadre of business leaders hailing from Atlantic Canada. Though competent, the writing did not jump off the page and much of the detail covered felt superficial. Writing aside, Codfather contains many interesting facts and presents a different perspective of Atlantic Canada than seen on the evening news. Though I can't whole heartedly recommend it, neither can I tell you to skip it.

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Rated: 5/5

The Graveyard Book

It takes a village to raise a child, but does a graveyard of ghosts count? The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is the story of a boy adopted by a community of ghosts after he becomes orphaned. Under rather horrible circumstances. And still under threat of death. Gammon once again proves he's a master story teller in this fun story of ghostly and ghastly deeds.

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Rated: 4.5/5

The Watchmen (Graphic Novel)

The Watchmen is a comic books series/graphic novel by Alan Moore (writer) and Dave Gibbons (illustrator) set in an alternative version of the 80's. There are costumed crime-fighters, though they're mostly retired, and one of their rank has been killed. He won't be the last. The unfolding story not only presents a nice mystery it explores the morals of power. As a straightforward story it's an interesting and entertaining read, combined with the deeper questions it becomes a stunning read.

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