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Brave New World
3.93
This book presents a futuristic dystopia of an unusual kind. Unlike in Orwell's 1984, Huxley's dystopia is one in which everyone is happy. However, th ...more
May 24, 2008
Apr 17, 2008
 
The Fountainhead
3.82
I read this book for the first time when I was 16 years old, in the summer between 10th and 11th grade. Up until that point in my life, I had never qu ...more
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Apr 17, 2008
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray
4.02
**spoiler alert** The story begins when young, beautiful Dorian Gray encounters Lord Henry Wotton, who becomes Dorian's friend, mentor and corruptor. ...more
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering
4.36
This is the book for nonlinear dynamics. Strogatz's writing is not only easy to follow, but is also pleasant, conversational, and at times even a bit ...more
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You: A Novel
3.69
This is a coming-of-age book about a troubled teen in New York, although one couldn't say that James Sveck actually comes of age: he's in pretty much ...more
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Feb 01, 2012
 
House of Leaves
4.15
The house is larger on inside than on the outside. Impossible but true. At first it appears to be a difference of inches, but then the closet turns in ...more
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Kafka on the Shore
4.12
Kafka on the Shore is reminiscent of Wind-Up Bird: it has a lot of the same whimsy that makes the latter such a beautiful novel. However, I found Kafk ...more
May 13, 2008
Apr 17, 2008
 
Lectures On Phase Transitions And The Renormalization Group
4.36
Universality is the idea that a large number of different physical systems in the same "class" will share common behavior, eg scaling laws. This is po ...more
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Apr 17, 2008
 
My Name Is Asher Lev
4.17
This is the story of a Hasidic Jewish boy, Asher, who has a gift for painting. He grows up to be a great artist, but his art is a source of anger and ...more
May 18, 2008
Apr 17, 2008
 
The Feynman Lectures on Physics
4.58
This series of books is generally inappropriate for any physics course. The material is basically introductory, but most first-year university student ...more
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Partners in Crime
3.77
I like Tommy and Tuppence, but when it comes to mysteries, I'm not really into short stories.
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Sep 08, 2009
 
Mastering the Art of French Cooking
4.30
This is the book that taught me how to cook. Not only does it contain some really excellent recipes, it also gives detailed instructions for fundament ...more
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers
3.85
This book provides a satisfactory mathematical background for undergraduate physics courses, but not for graduate courses, and certainly not for (theo ...more
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Apr 17, 2008
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
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Apr 17, 2008
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.64
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Apr 17, 2008
 
How to Boil Water: Life Beyond Takeout (Food Network Kitchens)
3.99
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe
3.89
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May 14, 2008
 
Introduction to Electrodynamics
4.18
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
4.15
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Quantum Mechanics
4.20
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Apr 17, 2008
 
1984
4.09
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Invisible Man
3.80
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Optics
3.76
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
3.95
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time, #10)
3.79
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Classical Electrodynamics
3.86
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Modern Quantum Mechanics
4.08
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Apr 17, 2008
 
The New Basics Cookbook
3.93
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Frank Stitt's Southern Table: Recipes and Gracious Traditions from Highlands Bar and Grill
4.34
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Apr 17, 2008
 
The Great Gatsby
3.84
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Apr 17, 2008
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