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The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1)
4.03
it was amazing
Wow, this is right up there with the best of Asimov and Heinlein. Really impressive.
Feb 2017
not set
Feb 13, 2017
 
Wild Boy: My Life in Duran Duran
3.67
really liked it
Duran Duran was my favorite band in my boyhood. They got famous around 1981-82, when I was about 10 years old. At that time in my school there were 3 ...more
Dec 21, 2008
Dec 19, 2008
 
The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch
3.17
really liked it
I enjoyed this book and it was certainly the best bio I've read of Rupert Murdoch (there aren't too many of them and the last one I tried was a hatche ...more
Jan 25, 2009
Dec 27, 2008
 
Miracles Of Life: Shanghai To Shepperton: An Autobiography
3.99
really liked it
JG Ballard is one of my favorite fiction writers. I read Crash and several of his other highly imaginative works when I was younger. Crash is my favor ...more
Feb 06, 2009
Feb 06, 2009
 
Baudelaire
3.81
really liked it
This biography of one of poetry's modern masters, Charles Baudelaire, was an interesting read for me because I didn't know much about his background. ...more
Jul 26, 2009
Jul 26, 2009
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.12
it was amazing
Fascinating book, changed the way I think about success. The central thesis is that success isn't something that happens to an individual in a vacuum. ...more
Nov 30, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
 
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
3.81
really liked it
I first learned about Murakami, a contemporary Japanese author, from an Alex Iskold post on ReadWriteWeb. While I found the first Murakami book I read ...more
Nov 23, 2008
Nov 15, 2008
 
The Dark Stuff: Selected Writings On Rock Music
3.99
really liked it
Fantastic interviews/stories about some of the major rock musicians of the past 30 years or so. One criticism is that there was too much focus on thei ...more
not set
Jun 28, 2008
 
Catch-22 (Catch-22 #1)
3.98
it was amazing
My fave book from my University years. I've read it multiple times.
not set
Jun 28, 2008
 
Watch You Bleed: The Saga of Guns N' Roses
3.73
really liked it
Guns n' Roses was one of the seminal bands of my era. They were most popular in the final years of high school for me, when Appetite for Destruction h ...more
Oct 09, 2008
Oct 02, 2008
 
Shakey: Neil Young's Biography
4.06
really liked it
Just finished Shakey, after reading it over a few weeks at night (post blogging, so around 10ish) and in the weekends (particularly on a Sunday, where ...more
Jul 04, 2008
Jun 28, 2008
 
Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America
3.47
really liked it
Very good history and overview of MySpace. Particularly strong on the pre-history, when the MySpace founders were busy scrapping a living from email a ...more
Jul 05, 2009
Jul 05, 2009
 
The Love of the Last Tycoon
3.66
really liked it
Unfinished novel from Scott Fitzgerald. I read the Bodley Head edition, where in the intro it claimed it would've been his greatest work. It would be ...more
Sep 28, 2008
Sep 28, 2008
 
Valley Boy: The Education of Tom Perkins
3.70
really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book from Kleiner Perkins co-founder Tom Perkins. It is a varied book, going from his love of yachting, the love of his life Ge ...more
Nov 12, 2008
Nov 12, 2008
 
Miles: The Autobiography
4.18
it was amazing
This book was a motherfucker. I really enjoyed reading about Miles Davis' life and career. He was a great musician and always changing. He wasn't the ...more
Mar 2010
Jan 31, 2010
 
Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies
3.76
really liked it
This book is aimed at company people who may not know much about the Social Web, other than they want to be in on the action. So *I'm* not the target ...more
Jul 06, 2008
Jun 28, 2008
 
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
4.17
liked it
parts of this were very moving and the writing is masterful. However the book was ultimately too long and I actually lost interest with about 1/4 to g ...more
Sep 06, 2008
Jul 29, 2008
 
Shaping Things
3.91
really liked it
Very thought-provoking. Futuristic theory.
Jul 2009
Jul 03, 2009
 
On the Road
3.64
really liked it
Finally read this.
Apr 05, 2009
Apr 05, 2009
 
Moby Dick
3.48
it was amazing
Another fave from Uni years. I did a class called 'American Literature', which was I enjoyed a lot. But I think I may've studied this in 'Modern Novel ...more
not set
Jun 28, 2008
 
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
3.83
liked it
Interesting to read his back story. It was difficult to finish, kind of plodding near the end.
not set
Jun 28, 2008
 
In Cold Blood
4.06
really liked it
Re-read this classic non-fiction book by Truman Capote. Masterpiece of the genre.
Apr 08, 2012
Jul 26, 2008
 
Inside Steve's Brain
3.88
really liked it
May 25, 2008
Jun 28, 2008
 
Love in the Time of Cholera
3.90
it was amazing
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May 10, 2009
 
Snow Crash
4.03
really liked it
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Nov 29, 2016
 
Labyrinths:  Selected Stories and Other Writings
4.46
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Nov 30, 2016
 
The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories
3.88
really liked it
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Nov 15, 2008
Sep 21, 2008
 
The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
4.25
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Nov 30, 2016
 
Every Day Tao: Self-Help in the Here & Now
4.00
it was amazing
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Nov 30, 2016
 
The Power of One (The Power of One, #1)
4.34
it was amazing
None
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Jun 29, 2008
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