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Alex Long rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Road
by Cormac McCarthy
read in September, 2013
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The prose is simple, for the most part, with a few, ironically, ornate descriptions of the terrible landscape. I think it did a good job examining what it means to be human at the end of the world or if it can mean anything at all.
Alex Long rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
by Mary Roach (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2013
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Packing for Mars examines the human element of space flight. This may seem trite, but instead of looking at the heroic lives and actions of the men and women involved, Packing for Mars examines all of the little parts of space travel that you wouldn'...more
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
" I read the book after seeing the movie twice and reading the screenplay, and I was really curious to see how it compared. I loved getting to see more into Pat's mind as the narrator of the novel, and I laughed out loud (and cried) throughout the b... " Read more of this review »
Alex Long rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Turing's Cathedral by George B. Dyson
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I really loved Dyson's last book on the project Orion and my career is very tied to scientific computing so I was really excited for this book. There is a lot of great material and great writing but it never really feels like more than a collection o...more
Alex Long rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
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Devil In The White City is one of the most fun non-fiction books I've read in a long time. The story of the Chicago World's fair is a fascinating blend of strong personalities. Larson also does a lot to instill a sense of wonder. After reading this b...more
Alex Long rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Case for Mars by Robert Zubrin
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This book will make you excited about space travel again. The case Zubrin makes for Mars is compelling, but the real place where the book shines is its eminent practicality. Traveling to Mars could be done with Apollo era space technology and 19th ce...more
Alex Long rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
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This book is a remarkable piece of non-fiction and participatory journalism. You can see the author go from thinking of memory competitions as curiosities to actually appreciating the art and lifestyle of memory competitors. There's also plenty of sc...more
Alex Long rated a book 5 of 5 stars
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
A Confederacy of Dunces
by John Kennedy Toole
read in October, 2012
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I love this book. It's a bitter critique of isolated intellectuals (or maybe they're just hilarious?). The writing is an absolute joy--both Ignatius' dialogue and the descriptions of the people of New Orleans.
Physics of Shock Waves and High-Temperature Hydrodynamic Phen... by Ya. B. Zel'dovich
" Amazon 2009-05-04. Dover reprint of a very highly-regarded fundamental text of the field, a 1000-page, two-volume behemoth of Soviet physics. The central case study is radiative transport of a 20KT airburst -- I can't say much more about this than... " Read more of this review »
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