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Living with Complexity
3.70
I recall reading Norman's The Psychology of Everyday Things back in the late 1980s and enjoying it immensely. That was his first book and it was groun...more
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Jul 16, 2011
 
Dispatches
4.23
Listened to Roy Porter's marvelous reading of this during a road trip this summer. The eight hours flew by. Porter inhabits the different characters H...more
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Jul 06, 2012
 
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
4.03
I listened to an audio version of this book on a drive to Maine earlier this year and found it so good I bought the eBook version. Ries contends that...more
Jun 30, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
 
The Tragedy of Arthur
3.48
Shakespeare lovers will find a great treat here. This novel includes the complete text of a supposed "lost play" of Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Arthur...more
Nov 2011
Nov 26, 2011
 
Cloud Atlas
4.02
Heard great things about David Mitchell, especially about this book, and the trailer for the Wachowski sibling movie was certainly intriguing. Mitchel...more
Nov 08, 2012
Oct 27, 2012
 
Far Tortuga
3.93
My men's reading group picked this for our May-June read, inspired by Matthiessen's recent passing. I had heard a lot about it and knew that it was Ma...more
Jun 02, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
 
The Finkler Question
2.74
Since this won the Booker Prize this year, I was very excited when my book group picked it. Reading it I kept saying to myself "This must be what it's...more
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Apr 02, 2011
 
Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories
4.31
We just read Another Country in my men's reading group and most everyone ranked it as one of the best novels we've read. Baldwin spent some ten years...more
Jun 2011
Jul 16, 2011
 
Olive Kitteridge
3.69
Looking for Boomerlit? Or Geezerlit? This is the perfect antidote to insufferable accounts of twenty-somethings coming of age. Olive herself moves fro...more
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May 06, 2012
 
The Lowland
3.80
I read this book in October for my November men's book group. We're a tough audience yet everyone in the group was knocked out by the beauty of the wr...more
Nov 08, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
 
Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries
4.30
For my money Helen Vendler explains poems better than any other critic. She writes sensibly without any critical jargon. She seems to get inside the p...more
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Dec 12, 2010
 
The Iliad
3.78
**spoiler alert** Just read and discussed this with my men’s book group. It’s a daunting 614 pages but such a page-turner! There’s a reason why we’ve...more
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Oct 16, 2010
 
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
3.85
I listened to Oliver Wyman's amazing reading of the audiobook version of this book on a trip to Maine in September. It made the trip fly. Ben Fountain...more
Sep 18, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
 
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
3.87
McCullough is such a master of narrative. This is great fun. It's kind of a group biography of Americans who travelled to Paris between 1830 and 1900....more
Jan 20, 2014
Jul 16, 2011
 
Man's Fate
3.73
I remember loving this book when I read it in my twenties. I seemed then a terrifically romantic and dramatic rendering of what it means to part of a...more
Jan 08, 2014
Dec 29, 2013
 
The Odyssey
3.67
This was far and away my favorite read of 2013. I don't know how I managed to never read this before. I hadn't realized how modern Homer's approach to...more
Sep 09, 2013
Oct 02, 2010
 
The Sound and the Fury
3.85
Faulkner had to know that no reader could make sense of this book the first time through. How dare he have male and female characters a generation apa...more
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Oct 02, 2010
 
A Tale of Two Cities
3.75
It's been years, probably decades since I last read any Dickens and, much to my surprise, I had never read AToTC before. I seem to recall enjoying Dav...more
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May 06, 2012
 
The Red and the Black
3.86


Great fun to re-read after 20 odd years. One of my favorite books. Stendhal takes a very modern, ironic attitude toward his main character, Julian So...more
May 06, 2012
Nov 26, 2011
 
A Passage to India
3.61
I had forgotten how good this book is. After reading just a few pages, I had to ask myself: why doesn't everyone write like Forster? Or at least read...more
Apr 28, 2014
Apr 08, 2014
 
Daniel Deronda
3.82
This was my second reading of Daniel Deronda. I forgot how much I enjoyed George Eliot. Her wry commentary on her characters and their goings on is be...more
Jul 16, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
 
Anna Karenina
3.99
Loved their translation of The Brothers Karamasov and this looks like it will be just as good. Yes, it's long but it's probably the greatest novel eve...more
Sep 09, 2012
Jul 06, 2012
 
Melville: Redburn/White-Jacket/Moby-Dick (Library of America #9)
4.17
I can now see why readers return to this book again and again. Ishmael's narrative voice is so compelling. What surprised me most is that the book nev...more
Sep 2011
Jul 16, 2011
 
The Elements of Content Strategy
3.65


Vey impressed by this little book. As Kissane says, no one starts out as a content developer. Everyone doing it started as something else--writer, ed...more
May 06, 2012
Nov 26, 2011
 
The Shape of Design
3.77
We read this in my UX Book Club. Chimero has a very beguiling storytelling style which makes the book very enjoyable to read. You don't learn how to d...more
Aug 27, 2012
Jul 06, 2012
 
American Pastoral (The American Trilogy #1)
3.90
"Whatever you think of Philip Roth, start reading "Her body in the crib" on p. 270 and keep reading and I defy you to not be dazzled and moved by this...more
Dec 12, 2010
Oct 16, 2010
 
Genome: the Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
4.01
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Oct 02, 2010
 
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't
3.98
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Oct 02, 2010
 
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
4.16
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Oct 02, 2010
 
Lolita
3.85
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Oct 02, 2010
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