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What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Information Frontier
3.34
it was ok
Gleick wrote his own IT-related experiences and overgeneralized them as shared societal behaviors (30 essays of them). His arguments are weak, and his ...more
Apr 2005
Aug 05, 2007
 
A Long Way Down
3.41
really liked it
Bought it the moment it was available in Aksara (plus 20% discount from a friend --she's an employee there).

Four suicide-heads coincidentally meet up
...more
Sep 2005
Jul 30, 2007
 
The West Wing Script Book
4.59
it was amazing
Gift from my friend Raymond and Evie. Contains eight episode from Season 1 and 2 --Pilot (Season 1) and In The Shadow of Two Gunmen (2 parts, Season 2 ...more
Mar 2004
Jul 30, 2007
 
Genome
4.02
it was amazing
That bases --four genetic alphabets contained in all lifeforms-- make up various proteins combo within each chromosomes and expressed themselves as di ...more
Jun 2007
Jul 30, 2007
 
Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul
3.79
it was amazing
There is no such thing as homunculus --little man inside our brain controlling our behaviors-- and human soul is nothing like we mystically think it i ...more
Mar 2007
Jul 30, 2007
 
Broken Music
3.79
it was amazing
The search for meaning of life from being eight to making The Police. Weaving life into words is no troublt --fluent even-- to a prominent lyrics writ ...more
Mar 2004
Jul 31, 2007
 
Grandpa's Angel
4.44
really liked it
A grandfather, on his deathbed, is telling his grandson a story of his guardian angel. When he passed away, his guardian angel then guards the grand s ...more
Aug 2006
Aug 01, 2007
 
Halloween
3.91
liked it
Helloween tells of Jerry's obsession with candy as a boy. Originally, the story was his comic sketch --this is indeed Seinfeld the comedian. However, ...more
Feb 1999
Aug 01, 2007
 
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
3.93
really liked it
Supposing that religious (reasoning) ignorance continues it will naturally dies and scientific (reasoning) will prevail. The book is aggressively writ ...more
Jan 2007
Jul 30, 2007
 
The American Sign Language Phrase Book
3.99
it was amazing
I read when writing my undergrad thesis. Fant reveals that sign language isn't word-for-word version of any of its oral counterparts. Best damn ASL bo ...more
Jan 1999
Aug 02, 2007
 
Angels and Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)
3.86
liked it
The book is history-packed and fast-moving, but after reading The Da Vinci Code, its ending is pretty much predictable. Still, the ambigram designs ar ...more
Aug 2005
Jul 30, 2007
 
Not a Box
4.28
it was amazing
A child rabbit plays with a box, only to him (or her, it's not really clear) it's not a box: it's a race car, a robot, a building on fire --everything ...more
May 2007
Aug 01, 2007
 
The Gift of Nothing
4.50
it was amazing
Mooch wants to give Earl a gift, but he what to give to someone who has everything --nothing, of course. So Mooch looks for nothing and gives it to Ea ...more
Mar 2007
Jul 31, 2007
 
Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity
4.12
really liked it
I'm on chapter 2 (Piracy). There's a lot we don't know about piracy. It turns out many times when I thought I was pirating something, I WASN'T! :-)
May 14, 2008
Dec 30, 2007
 
The OK Book
3.95
it was amazing
A child --flipped the letters OK 90 degrees clockwise-- says he's an ok climber, ok skater, ok dancer, etc. But soon, he will be a great person.
Jun 2007
Aug 01, 2007
 
Someday
4.41
it was amazing
A mother wrote a letter to her daughter. Surprising ending awaits reader. As soon as the next 'ka-ching' on my bank account, I'm buying this book.
Sep 2007
Sep 05, 2007
 
Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience and What Makes Us Human
4.03
it was amazing
Behaviors --further, personalities-- are predisposed genetically and switched on (or off) by appropriate environment within critical TIME.
Sep 2004
Jul 30, 2007
 
The Secret Power of Beauty: First Edition
3.99
liked it
Although Armstrong's arguments are supported by numerous psychological research, its approach is too philosophical for me.
May 2006
Jul 30, 2007
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.79
liked it
The story is fast-moving and history-packed. The riddles are engaging. The occult nature of the story is nothing new, though.
May 2005
Jul 30, 2007
 
HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child's First Collection
4.67
it was amazing
12 classic picture book in one --from 1930s to 1990s-- complete with parental guide. My favorite is George Shrinks.
Feb 2007
Aug 01, 2007
 
Secrets of the Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code
3.32
liked it
The occult in the story is indeed old news and that Dan Brown probably genuinely believes the fiction he wrote.
Feb 2006
Jul 30, 2007
 
How to Be Good
3.18
really liked it
The main characters is ambiguously put between the line of good and nasty (if not evil) --fresh approach for a fiction.
Jul 2004
Jul 30, 2007
 
The Genius Engine: Where Memory, Reason, Passion, Violence, and Creativity Intersect in the Human Brain
3.97
it was amazing
Prefrontal Cortex (PFC) is dominating these functions --memory, reason, passion, violence, creativity.
Jul 2007
Jul 30, 2007
 
Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story
3.78
liked it
Prologue to the movie, written by Shyamalan himself. Written and illustrated both beautifully and poetically.
Sep 2006
Aug 01, 2007
 
Art
4.13
it was amazing
Art is making is art, impulsively, unstoppable, uninhibited!
Jun 2007
Jul 31, 2007
 
This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
3.86
I'm on introduction and already loving it. I'll all later.
not set
Sep 09, 2007
 
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
4.00
really liked it
None
Aug 2008
Dec 20, 2008
 
How the Mind Works
3.97
it was amazing
None
Dec 2007
May 14, 2008
 
Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy and the New Science of Desire
3.73
None
not set
Dec 27, 2008
 
OVERACHIEVERS, THE: THE SECRET LIVES OF DRIVEN KIDS
3.89
None
not set
Jul 30, 2007
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