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The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
4.19
really liked it
Welcome to Stephensonland! Wait, sir? Sir? Yes you. I'm afraid you'll have to check your need for believable characters with me. Here's a numerical to ...more
Jun 07, 2012
Oct 11, 2010
 
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
4.01
liked it
In brief: I felt this was an adequate, often fascinating summary of human habitation of the Americas prior to the arrival of Europeans as understood b ...more
Aug 2011
Nov 28, 2007
 
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
4.31
liked it
This is essentially a self-help guide for programmers, the kind of book that enumerates the habits of Good and Happy People and makes you feel slightl ...more
Feb 02, 2009
Oct 09, 2008
 
Netherland
3.41
it was ok
I don't know, I might get back to this. I like the side characters, the writing is nice, but God, middle aged apathy and anomie is just about the most ...more
Nov 03, 2010
Dec 25, 2009
 
Silent Spring
3.95
liked it
I picked this up because it's a a classic of American nature and environmental writing, and ostensibly marks the beginning of American environmental a ...more
Oct 28, 2008
Oct 09, 2008
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.12
liked it
What? This is the book everyone's been talking about? The book most of the people at my company wanted to read this month? The book that prompted a co ...more
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 05, 2010
 
The Elements of Typographic Style
4.25
really liked it
Yes, I seriously read a typographic style manual, but believe me, it was worth it. Not only is this a detailed, informative, and surpassingly witty su ...more
Jan 23, 2009
Oct 21, 2008
 
The Bone Clocks
3.82
liked it
Ah Lord, what to make of this. In a way, it sort of reads like Mitchell's attempt to resurrect a failed novel adaptation of the film adaptation of his ...more
Sep 29, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
 
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
4.22
really liked it
Anyone who thinks about nature will find things to love and despise about Desert Solitaire. One moment he's waxing on about the beauty of the cliffros ...more
May 09, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
 
The Gift
3.91
it was ok
As I was perusing the Rockridge library in search of a romance novel for my month of trash, I felt unexpectedly out of place turning the revolving pap ...more
Mar 26, 2010
Mar 23, 2010
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