Mini Book Review: Player One

Player One by Douglas Coupland

In a lot of ways, it seems like I've read this book before. There's an end-of-the-world scenario and a bunch of people stuck in the middle of it. There's a lot of talk about god and even someone speaking to us from the dead.


Mini Book Review: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth by R. Buckminster Fuller

This is an odd little book. Parts of it are easy to read and understand. Other parts are very dense, language-wise and content-wise, and hard to comprehend. Some parts seem overly optimistic, while others are very pessimistic. There are passages that have me nodding along in agreement and sections that make me question the author's sanity.


Mini Book Review: The Game Inventor's Guidebook

The Game Inventor's Guidebook: How to Invent and Sell Board Games, Card Games, Role-playing Games & Everything in Between! by Brian Tinsman

Despite the "How to invent" in the subtitle, this book is almost exclusively about the board game industry. So if you are looking for guidance regarding development of the gameplay, you'll need to find another resource.

What the book does provide is an overview of the industry. It introduces companies and game inventors and provides insights into how the business works. The layout of the book does have an amateurish feel and it uses big fonts and line spacing, so it's a quick read.


Des Autors Freud, des Autors Leid

Zwei Bücher, oder vielmehr E-Books, habe ich jetzt geschrieben. In beiden geht es um das größere Thema "besseres Präsentieren", aber trotzdem sind sie recht unterschiedlich, vor allem in der Art der Veröffentlichung. Das hat diese Woche zu Höhen und Tiefen geführt ...


Mini Book Review: Quiet

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Susan Cain is a self-confessed introvert. She did a TED talk about what it means to be an introvert. It took her 7 years to write this book.