Foundation (2016) 4 stars

Foundation is a science fiction novel by American writer Isaac Asimov. It is the first …

Enjoyable prose, unfortunate content

2 stars

I really enjoyed the book's "prose" or rather lack thereof. The writing is very straightforward, reading at times more like a play, including many grand monologues, rather than a novel.

However, the book's subject matter is not fun at all: It basically describes various ways in which political operatives acquire more power, always justified by "the survival of civilization". All in all, it reads as a praise of imperialistic tactics, which is pretty gross.