The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell

Categories: Books, Historical Fiction

If you like historical fiction based in the medieval England this is a must read. While a work of fiction based on actual facts this book opened my eyes to what England must have been a thousand years ago. A beautiful brutal land in constant conflict between the Saxons and the Danes. The book recounts how … Read More

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Categories: Books, Novel

A very good book which contains a few insightful gems. It is a bit over-the-top with its mysticism/religious elements for my liking but it really does make you think and question the way you look at your life. In the end what got me to like it was its main message: get out of your … Read More

The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel

Categories: Books, Historical Fiction

If you like the Earth’s Children series this is a recommended read. Note that I didn’t say “must read”. The reason I do not recommend this book like its predecessors is that it is a bit too long-winded at times. In fact, there were many times when I had stopped reading it altogether. However, due … Read More

Working with C++ and Cocos2dx

Categories: Development, Games Programming

Recently I’ve started my foray into the C++ world proper. I have always toyed a bit with the language and its predecessor C but I never really got into it fully, preferring instead languages such as C# and Haskell. However, due to the nature of the industry I work in, and due to how C … Read More