The Last Fair Deal Going Down
3.28
Very different in style from both Driftless and Rock Island Line. This was Rhodes' first published novel, and I think it helps me to think of this as ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
Columbine
4.24
There's a lot I didn't know about Columbine. The media frenzy initially painted the killers as loners with no friends who had been bullied by jocks.

It
...more
Oct 19, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
 
Shoplifting from American Apparel
3.17
1. it is short
2. "flat style"

It may seem at first like a cheap literary trick, but reading IM transcripts in a book resonated deeply with the way I ex
...more
Sep 10, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
Marshall McLuhan: You Know Nothing of My Work!
3.88
After hearing Coupland talk about McLuhan on TTBOOK I wanted to read this right away. I also understood a lot more about Player One, his latest novel. ...more
Aug 11, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
 
Duluth
3.54
Race! Corruption! Rape!

This is kind of a satire/critique/pre-Idiocracy story made very lively by aspects of "fiction science" that apply to the parall
...more
Aug 26, 2012
Aug 27, 2012
 
Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware
4.16
Despite the nauseatingly gimmicky subtitle, I gave this book a chance because of how many rave reviews and references I've seen. There were a lot of t ...more
Feb 02, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
 
Microserfs
3.87
Re-reading this years later was worthwhile for me after having worked for a giant cult-of-personality-driven tech company and lived in Silicon Valley. ...more
Feb 20, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
 
A Moment in the Sun
3.91
This book is about America and the things that influenced it in the years around the turn of the 20th century.

The influence of the press over public o
...more
Jan 24, 2012
Dec 28, 2011
 
Generation A
3.53
I read this in Puerto Rico on a vacation. While hiking in some thick jungle of El Yunque National Forest, I saw a gecko lizard on a tree branch and im ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
 
I Curse the River of Time
3.37
Very enjoyable prose. Some reviews have mentioned that the story is lacking, and I would agree that if you're a reader that needs a real something-hap ...more
Jan 05, 2011
Jan 02, 2011
 
Richard Yates
3.42
Something about…

- being very literal in an attempt to understand the world/the self - something is gained, but a lot is lost
- bringing a childish un
...more
Mar 05, 2011
Feb 23, 2011
 
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
3.38
A story about a man who will always be a boy while trying to reconnect with his estranged father. The book-length conceit is pleasant: science fiction ...more
Jan 11, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.18
I decided to re-read this for the first time since junior high. I remembered absolutely nothing about it, but thought I owed it to myself since the ne ...more
Sep 22, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
 
A Visit from the Goon Squad
3.63
Very enjoyable read. The shifting perspective from chapter to chapter held my interest. I was wary that the PowerPoint chapter would be too much of a ...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jul 05, 2011
 
Rock Island Line
3.97
Beautiful tragic.


He thought of how these red and orange winking lights brought him such comfort and were such a jolly expression of good will, yet ho
...more
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
 
Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions
4.25
This was a good place to start when prepping for a recent technical interview. I definitely felt more prepared after having browsed through the types ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2012
 
Girlfriend in a Coma
3.60
I love how the apocalyptic stays punchy and conversational.
Jul 24, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
 
New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories
3.48
I checked this out to help give a theoretical context to an online computational poetry project I was working on and read about half of the essays.
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 02, 2011
 
Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel (Great Discoveries)
3.91
Gödel died a paranoid and lonely man. This book is a bummer.
May 2011
Mar 31, 2011
 
Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present
4.11
None
not set
Feb 25, 2012
 
Spook Country (Blue Ant, #2)
3.63
None
not set
Jul 14, 2012
 
Samaritan
3.69
None
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
 
Player One: What Is to Become of Us (CBC Massey Lecture)
3.51
None
not set
Jul 14, 2012
 
Hey Nostradamus!
3.71
None
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
 
All Families are Psychotic
3.68
None
Sep 08, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
Ready Player One
4.31
None
Dec 2011
Oct 26, 2011
 
State of Wonder
3.83
None
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
 
Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People
3.17
None
not set
Nov 03, 2011
 
The Sense of Order (Wrightsman Lectures 9)
3.86
None
not set
Jun 26, 2013
 
10 Print Chr$(205.5+rnd(1)); Goto 10
3.80
None
not set
Jun 25, 2013
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