Review: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Title: Bad Blood: Secrets & Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Author: John Carreyrou

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group

Publication Date: May 21, 2018

Rating: 5 Stars

 

Impeccable. So much more than I thought it would be. 

Here is a fascinating recount of Theranos, the Silicon Valley Startup that ended in fraud and indictment charges by its founder, Elizabeth Holmes. Exhaustively reported by prominent Wall Street Journal Reporter. John Carreyrou, Bad Blood is an investigative story that explores the multiple avenues and extremes from which the startup managed to emerge, reach a peak net value of over $9 billion and, in the process, scam multiple corporations, leading, well-known figures, and most important, endanger Americans all across the country who relied on the technology for accurate medical results.  Continue reading “Review: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup”

Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Author: Gail Honeyman

Publisher: Viking – Pamela Doorman Books

Publication Date: May 09, 2017

Genre: Adult Fiction, Mental Illness

Rating: 5 Stars

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is Gail Honeyman’s debut novel, and a fine one at that. The title speaks for the novel: Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine. She has her very basic needs met she has food,, water, a job, a roof over her head; many people out in that cold world have it a lot worse. For her, this is all just dandy and it’s how most people lead their lives. However, from an outsider looking in, Eleanor Oliphant is completely not fine. I personally felt an overwhelming sense of empathy for the poor soul.  Continue reading “Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”