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Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism
Ironically, this book provides for Autism what Autists themselves usually do not have - context. And by using historical explorations along with anecd ...more
Dec 19, 2009
Dec 20, 2009
To Reign in Hell
Brust's telling of The Fall From Heaven, or just "The Fall" for those who dwell on this topic a lot, is an ambitious undertaking. It's a subject that ...more
Jan 27, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
Miles Errant (Vorkosigan Omnibus, #4)
This is marks the first time on my journey through the Vorkosigan saga that I found myself disappointed. The compendium begins with a brilliant short ...more
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 20, 2011
Excession (Culture, #5)
Excession is set against the post-scarcity utopian society named The Culture. While all of the Culture novels to date are set against this society, th ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 15, 2013
Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1)
Compared to Player of Games and Use of Weapons, Consider Phlebas is a veritable romp through space that careens across multiple worlds, civilizations ...more
Jun 21, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
All Tomorrow's Parties (Bridge, #3)
**spoiler alert** This review contains spoilers.

The conclusion of "The Bridge Trilogy" was bittersweet for me. I very much enjoyed watching Rydell, t
Nov 22, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency
I followed Anonymous and Lulzsec as closely as a non-groupie can while they made their splash in the headlines. This book does a very good job taking ...more
Aug 04, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Perhaps one of the best ways to inform someone of what it's like to have an Austic spectrum disorder is to provide this work of fiction, which feature ...more
Apr 20, 2010
Apr 22, 2010
Liar's Poker
"Liar's Poker" traces the rise and decline of Salomon Brothers, a Wall Street Investment Bank, and Michael Lewis's experiences during his career with ...more
Feb 25, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
Ethan of Athos (Vorkosigan Saga, #3)
This story is set in the Miles Vorkosigan world, but really happens completely apart from those characters save for one member of the Dendarii Mercena ...more
Nov 23, 2008
Oct 24, 2008
Simply Rails 2.0
This book basically holds the reader's hand on a gentle step-by-step journey of constructing a simple web-application with Rails. While my appreciatio ...more
not set
Sep 08, 2010
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
An improvement over the first book in the series. The circumstances that resulted in the female protagonist being the target of the murder investigati ...more
Jul 05, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
Agile Web Development with Rails
This was the best book I found for Rails web development. If I had to choose between "Simply Rails" and this book, I would choose this book. The reaso ...more
not set
Mar 03, 2011
Cordelia's Honor (Vorkosigan Omnibus, #1)
**spoiler alert** Cordelia's Honor is the beginning of the Vorkosigan Saga, though it should be noted these books were not the first books in that sag ...more
not set
Sep 19, 2008
The Art of Being
This was the first book by Fromm I have read, and for me this book was full of some profound insights. I've seen some criticize this book as a watered ...more
Jul 11, 2008
Jan 04, 2008
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
Very few books have kept me awake through the entire night turning page after page, which is precisely what happened to me once I was about 1/3 of the ...more
Jan 09, 2010
Jan 10, 2010
Use of Weapons (Culture, #3)
Not my favorite Culture novel to date - I think I enjoyed Consider Phlebas and Player of Games more. The structure of the narrative requires a bit mor ...more
Jul 27, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
Jhegaala (Vlad Taltos, #11)
It seems Brust likes to set events in motion by having Vlad behave in boneheaded ways that are at odds with the powers of perception and deduction tha ...more
not set
Feb 25, 2010
The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset (The Hunger Games, #1-3)
This barely earned three stars for me, as book three was such a drop-off in quality. In fact, the Katniss-emo-drama-miasma brought my progress to a ha ...more
May 27, 2014
Feb 02, 2012
Stephenson leads the reader on what is initially a finely conceived and executed narrative linking characters in the present to events and ancestors i ...more
Dec 05, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which I found to be one of the most imaginative space operas I've read. Vinge juxtaposed an epic story line, which eff ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 25, 2012
The Principles of Beautiful Web Design
For a web design noob, this book is a nice place to start. It solidly hits several topics concerned with design elements that are at play when designi ...more
not set
Aug 18, 2008
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
An enjoyable conclusion to the original trilogy. Some of the plot points in Larsson's books hinge on technology limitations that are already antiquate ...more
Jul 2011
Sep 30, 2011
Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
This book shines the light of dissonance theory into several corners of society and our personal lives. From the office of therapists to medical docto ...more
Jan 28, 2011
Jan 02, 2011
The Warrior's Apprentice (Vorkosigan Saga, #2)
This is the introduction to Miles Vorkosigan, the driving force and principal character in The Vorkosigan series. As a sharp mind trapped in a brittle ...more
Oct 24, 2008
Sep 19, 2008
Highlights include a cast of superheroes whose are perfectly normal in their dysfunction as a group, places where the story effectively unfolds withou ...more
Oct 24, 2008
Jul 15, 2008
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
A surprisingly unsettling and thought provoking book for something from the Young Adult shelves, the author did an amazing job of conveying the ever p ...more
Feb 06, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Book 2 of the Hunger Games trilogy did not pull me along like the first book. The dramatic tension of the world around Katniss ratchets up, with the f ...more
May 07, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
The Player of Games (Culture, #2)
My first foray into The Culture books from Banks, I found this to be a very enjoyable introduction. The idea of a brutal star empire shaped and held t ...more
Jan 03, 2013
Dec 13, 2011
The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently... and Why
Ultimately I did not finish this book, which is strange because I think it enhanced my appreciation and understanding of the fundamentally different w ...more
Sep 08, 2010
Mar 01, 2009
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