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The Sisters Brothers
3.83
liked it
A fun, dark, slightly comical western about two killers (Charlie and Eli Sisters) on their way to California for the gold rush. Going into the mind of ...more
Aug 04, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
 
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
4.10
really liked it
This book is really the 5th and 4th books cut in half. But rather than George cutting it squarely in half he just put half the character storylines in ...more
Jan 27, 2012
Sep 09, 2011
 
Cryptonomicon
4.25
it was amazing
Just re-read this for the first time, and it's still one of my favorites. This book is geek-heaven: cryptography, world war II, code-breaking, nazi go ...more
Dec 29, 2009
Dec 27, 2004
Sep 27, 2006
 
Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow
3.98
Just heard a talk by Chip which was very inspirational. He talked a lot about Abraham H. Maslow's hierarchy, and how it can be applied to employees, c ...more
not set
Sep 23, 2010
 
Killing Rommel
3.91
really liked it
I got an advanced copy of this and tore through it last weekend. It was a memoir style account of desert warfare in world war 2, and a fascinating and ...more
Apr 04, 2008
Mar 26, 2008
 
The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior: An Autobiography
3.87
it was amazing
My safari guide gave this to me, saying the author was a friend who had lived a life similar to his own. It's a very well-written memoir style book of ...more
Jul 18, 2008
Jul 22, 2008
 
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
3.99
really liked it
Read about it in a blog: http://www.43folders.com/2004/09/08/g...
not set
Sep 14, 2006
 
Microserfs
3.88
really liked it
About fads: "language is such technology"

This book is a fascinating look into early 90's software culture. When Microsoft and Bill ruled the world, a
...more
Nov 2006
Nov 13, 2006
 
Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)
3.73
it was amazing
After seeing the movie (i liked it), and needing a fun read for a vacation, this was perfect. Like Jacques, I loved the explanation of Baccarat. My me ...more
Jan 2007
Dec 07, 2006
 
The Grapes of Wrath
3.93
liked it
Maybe it was just not a good time, but I couldn't get through it... I loved Of Mice And Men though.
not set
Dec 25, 2006
 
Eyerobics: How to Improve Your Eyesight Healthy Eyes and Better Vision...the Natural Way
3.57
really liked it
In the year 2000, shortly after graduation, I became a software engineer. A scant year later, I needed glasses for the first time ever. I hated this, ...more
Mar 2001
Sep 17, 2007
 
Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2)
4.30
it was amazing
A fantastic continuation of Fall of Giants - couldn't put it down. Great to see the same characters back, including their children.

Jan 05, 2014
Sep 09, 2012
 
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
4.31
it was amazing
This was a great book for programmers to read. It had a lot of very general, yet very useful advice for programmers. I loved the broken window theory ...more
Jun 2004
Dec 05, 2006
 
Joel on Software
4.10
really liked it
Joel's a windows coder - but a smart one. Its actually interesting to hear about that side of things, as usually I'm just turning my nose up at it :) ...more
not set
Jan 25, 2007
 
The Sun Also Rises (Fiesta)
3.83
it was amazing
I read this while backpacking through Europe after college. It was a fascinating insight into the Spanish culture - anyone going there should definite ...more
Jul 2000
Dec 07, 2006
 
DREAMERS IN DREAM CITY
3.80
it was amazing
My Uncle's new book about LA! I consider myself a dreamer, and it's great to see all the stories of other dreamers.
not set
Apr 09, 2009
 
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
4.24
really liked it
My old roommate Michael gave me this - its kinda 1999 but totally relevant, and a great starter to learn about web UI.
Feb 2005
Nov 13, 2006
 
Sophie's World
3.88
A friend of Elizabeth's I met at a party said its a great primer to understanding philosophy...
not set
Dec 17, 2006
 
The Alchemist
3.82
it was amazing
None
Aug 2005
Sep 08, 2006
 
The Devil in the White City
3.99
If steve recommends it, it must be good!
not set
Jan 18, 2007
 
A Tale of Two Cities
3.82
really liked it
On loan to Diana Sonn
not set
Dec 05, 2007
 
Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
3.95
Peter McCarthy recommends
not set
Nov 18, 2011
 
High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, Replication, Load Balancing & More
4.22
it was amazing
A *great* book for anyone who wants to understan mysql better and how to tune it. I particularly liked it because it started at the basics with a conc ...more
Mar 2007
Jan 30, 2007
 
The Wealthy Barber: The Common Sense Guide to Successful Financial Planning
3.98
it was amazing
My old CEO and mentor (James Currier) gave me this book for christmas after I first started work at his company. He said they handed it out at HBS and ...more
Jan 2002
Nov 20, 2006
 
Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge: A View from Europe
2.99
liked it
A very interesting and very French perspective on the Google Book Search project and digitization in general. Jeanneney basically makes the point that ...more
Feb 2007
Feb 27, 2007
 
Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration
3.75
really liked it
A great read for anyone leading or working in a creative team. Delves into the stories of Xerox PARC, Disney, Bill Clinton's election, Black Mountain ...more
Jun 09, 2011
Sep 15, 2009
 
The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos, #4)
4.16
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** The conclusion to the epic of Hyperion, and a worthy one at that. I loved this series, and didn't expect I'd find the love story of ...more
May 06, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
 
Life of Pi
3.88
it was amazing
None
not set
Dec 06, 2006
 
Charlotte's Web
4.15
it was amazing
None
not set
Jun 04, 2007
 
The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture
3.82
liked it
Most stuff in this book I already knew (90%). But hearing it in a cohesive story is a great way to fodder new ideas - if you wanna think about the int ...more
Dec 2006
Dec 14, 2006
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