Short book reviews by Jacob Williams from 2015. Send feedback to

The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin (2015-11-24)

I feel like there's both a lot to like and a lot to dislike about this book, which makes choosing a numeric rating difficult; it has poignant sections and fascinating ideas and some gripping aspects to the story, and it also has lots of disappointing prose and some over-the-top plot points.

Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore (2015-08-27)

This was pretty funny and enjoyable throughout. I liked it better than the other one I've read by this author (Lamb) and I'm looking forward to reading more from him.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (2015-08-27)

I didn't know what I was getting into when I started reading this. For some reason I thought it would be more simplistic, not so trippy and ambiguity-laden, but I guess I ought to have known what to expect from PKD after reading A Scanner Darkly.

The Internet Of Garbage by Sarah Jeong (2015-07-22)

Good discussion of harassment on the Internet with insightful comparisons to spam and copyright issues.

Trust Me, I'm Lying by Ryan Holiday (2015-03-21)

Having reading this, I think I'm going to significantly ratchet up my level of skepticism towards all online information sources.