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Brad Vrolijk πŸ“–

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Occasionally reads. Has ambitions to read more.

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2023 Reading Goal

16% complete! Brad Vrolijk πŸ“– has read 2 of 12 books.

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Adolfo Kaminsky, a Forger's Life (2016, DoppelHouse Press) No rating

Best-selling author Sarah Kaminsky takes readers through her father Adolfo Kaminsky's perilous and clandestine career …

I saw a short documentary by the Times abut Adolfo Kaminsky and was fascinated by his story, from unexpected turns in life to the intersection of his pacifism and desire to partake in the war and save lives. Looking forward to reading the story in full.

Runaway (2019, Firefly Books, Limited) 4 stars

Short, A Bit On The Nose, But Enjoyable

4 stars

Runaway is a brief look at the rigidity of our systems and how we maintain them. It has affection for those that can see how systems may be oblivious to externalities, and the absurd ways we'll attempt to fix them.

It doesn't condemn the nature of these shortcomings, but rather shines a light on them in a humorous way. Awareness is, in fact, most of the battle.

Horus Rising (The Horus Heresy) (Paperback, 2006, Games Workshop) 4 stars

A Horus Heresy Novel - Book 1

After thousands of years of expansion and conquest, …

Review of 'Horus Rising (The Horus Heresy)'

4 stars

Overall it was a solid book. While sometimes dwelling a little too long, the book does a really good job at exploring the philosophy of ideologies born out of times of conflict/war/persecution and how those ideologies hold as the world around them change. Far deeper than I expected, and more than enough to convince me to read another book in the series.

A fairly quick read that entertains and provides enough exploration of ideas about how we choose to interact with the world around us that it's certainly not just a throwaway. I enjoyed it.