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A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan
"The five stars is for the series as a whole since I don't want to go back and put reviews in for the whole series. If you're wondering if you should read this I recommend just starting with the first book, "Eye of the World" as that book wraps up..." Read more of this review »
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Serenity by Zack Whedon
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The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
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The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
"This is a book for the interested amateur about statistical prediction. Statistical prediction and machine learning are basically two ways of talking about the same thing, so I was translating everything in the book into the analogous problems in..." Read more of this review »
The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
"This book was disappointing, but brilliant. Silver is a public statistician, a new breed of public servant--part journalist, part scholar, part scientist, part educator. This is a much needed development in society and we will all be better off fo..." Read more of this review »
The Giver by Lois Lowry
" "First, I think the conclusion that pain is a intrinsic attribute of free will is non sequitur."

No, that is the thesis of The Giver. You can disagree
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The Religion of the Future by Roberto Mangabeira Unger
" That's too bad, what a promising title! Ok. Not on my to read list then. Thanks. "
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Waking Up by Sam Harris
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The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer
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