When I read the back cover of this book, I was intrigued by it's plot. I spotted this book in a bookstore in HK Airport (The reason why i didn't buy t...moreWhen I read the back cover of this book, I was intrigued by it's plot. I spotted this book in a bookstore in HK Airport (The reason why i didn't buy the book will be another story.).
Anyway, I got myself a copy in my home country, and read it (Obviously.). At first it was page-turner, but right in the middle the story, the pace went flat. But I was determined to finish this book in order to move on to my other books that are already stacked.
I won't be spilling some spoilers, though. But I sure would like to comment. The "killing" committed was not pre-meditated. It was rather a homicide in the first place. Also, I'm pretty amazed at how deep was Suspect X's love was just to make sure the woman he loves is happy. Okay, I won't expound much on this review, since I might blurt out some spoilers.
PS: Although this is already a movie in Japan (And was an inspiration of a Korean drama), I could imagine the lead detective was portrayed by the guy who acted as Hajime Saito in Rurouni Kenshin movie.(less)
This book was highly recommended by my immunology/virology professor. And with THE Stephen King mentioned that the book gave him the creeps, it really...moreThis book was highly recommended by my immunology/virology professor. And with THE Stephen King mentioned that the book gave him the creeps, it really stirred my curiosity.
The book is about the reality of discovering viruses (Cue Big Bang Theory theme: Australopithecus would really have been sick of us Debating out while here they're catching deer (we're catching viruses). This tells the story of how scientist was able to discover three of the deadliest viruses that ravaged mankind during the 90s, Ebola and Marburg viruses. Sorry, it's not HIV.
"Hot Zone" detailed the story of some unsung heroes in the battle against these dreaded diseases. How these viruses were discovered, how they were spread, and how the experts were able to control the disease.
What made this book scare the crap out of Stephen King is the fact that these things are real. Viruses can be used as weapons in mass destruction, if these viruses fell into the wrong hands. Up to this day, there are still no cure or vaccine to stop Ebola Zaire, Ebola Sudan and Marburg viruses.
PS: The book also featured the Philippine Long-tailed macaques who also are carriers of another strain of Ebola, the Reston strain. Need not to worry, it's not fatal, yet.
To become a super football club in the modern era,one must have a playing philosophy, one must qualify in THE elite club competition every year, win t...moreTo become a super football club in the modern era,one must have a playing philosophy, one must qualify in THE elite club competition every year, win trophies, and become self-sustainable. That my folks, is the Arsenal and Arsene Wenger way of managing a football club.
Arsenal plays attacking football (playing philosophy), has been in the UEFA Champions League (Elite Club Competition)for 14 straight seasons since Arsene Wenger took over in 1996, won 4 FA Cups, 3 Premier League titles (One of which came in a season without a defeat), but still operate on a shoestring budget.
This book gives us a sneak peek of what was going on at Arsenal from the start of Arsene Wenger's tenure as manager up to the this day. It features Wenger in his personal moments, the politics behind the board room, the rise and fall of David Dein, the realization of what was improbable (the construction of Ashburton Grove aka Emirates Stadium), and the Arsenal Youth Project.
The books was written as if informing Arsenal fans what was going on the in board rooms of Highbury House, the training ground at London Colney, and the Grove itself. Every Arsenal fan should read this one before having their opinion in the club's policies and politics. (less)
The invention of Total Football saw the rise of the Netherlands as a footballing superpower. I have been a fan of Dutch National Team, but their disap...moreThe invention of Total Football saw the rise of the Netherlands as a footballing superpower. I have been a fan of Dutch National Team, but their disappointing performance in the Euro 2012 came as a no-surprise.As each successful campaign from a previous major tournament may see an implosion of the team, regardless if it was the original squad compose of Cruyff, to van Basten's to the Sneijder and van Persie batches. A truly vicious cycle.(less)
Jim Haner took me through his journey as a reluctant peewee soccer league coach to a full fledged soccerhead in this book. He meticulously wrote his n...moreJim Haner took me through his journey as a reluctant peewee soccer league coach to a full fledged soccerhead in this book. He meticulously wrote his naivety of the game to exploring the history of American soccer. Honest, funny and down-right informative, this is a must-read to all soccer heads. (less)