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Java Concurrency in Practice
4.41
it was amazing
Wow, this was a damn fine book. For anyone exposed to the pre-Java5 concurrency support (implicit locking and volatile) this is an eye-opener. Goetz a ...more
May 15, 2009
Dec 30, 2008
 
Effective Java Programming Language Guide
4.45
it was amazing
Although it is a bit outdated, 90% of the book contains great advise for any Java programmer. If you have not read this then you do not know how to pr ...more
Mar 2007
not set
Sep 19, 2007
 
Treasure Island
3.82
really liked it
This was done as an experiment in reading Project Gutenberg books on my iPod. It was pretty good. Finally, I have a way to read the classics at any ti ...more
Apr 22, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
 
Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming
3.93
it was amazing
The best book that I read all year was also the best book I read all year.

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Dec 31, 2009
Dec 05, 2009
 
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
3.98
really liked it
Pretty damn good. Will continue the series.
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Apr 29, 2009
Apr 22, 2009
 
Orlando
3.86
liked it
I would again like to stress that I am very glad that I am no longer required to write book reports (or whatever the college equivalent). This is a pe ...more
May 11, 2009
Apr 30, 2009
 
Rant
3.82
liked it
Not one of my favorite Palahniuk books, but a decent read. The saddest (yet potentially most useful) part of the book is that the whole idea of Night- ...more
May 28, 2009
May 15, 2009
 
Beyond Java
3.10
it was ok
This book was likely an amazing read circa 2006, but in 2009 it's quaint at best and embarrassingly off target at worst.

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Apr 20, 2009
Apr 14, 2009
 
The Encyclopedia of Game Machines: Consoles, Handhelds & Home Computers 1972–2005
4.16
really liked it
I could read this twice a year and never get bored of it.
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Apr 04, 2009
Apr 02, 2009
 
The Real Frank Zappa Book
4.15
liked it
As a teen I was only tangentially aware of who Frank Zappa was due to my familiarity with Jello Biafra's war on the PMRC.
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May 28, 2009
May 13, 2009
 
Last Argument of Kings (The First Law, #3)
4.26
really liked it
The whole "First Law" series has been a blast. It's a very straight-forward story, but executed extremely well.

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Jun 30, 2009
Jun 12, 2009
 
The Ruins
3.50
liked it
A respectable story. Not overwhelming in its originality, but entertaining nonetheless. A lot of people give it a bad rap because of the utter lack of ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Oct 01, 2008
 
Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5)
3.84
really liked it
Best Dune book since... Dune.

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Jun 29, 2009
Jun 16, 2009
 
Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood
4.20
liked it
It just goes to show; even people with their heads crammed up their own bums can still make great films.
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Apr 09, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
 
The Last Days of Socrates: Euthyphro / The Apology / Crito / Phaedo
3.94
really liked it
As an undergrad I double-majored in Philosophy and C.S., but eventually dropped the former half-way through my junior year. Anyway, I still like to re ...more
not set
not set
May 11, 2009
Jul 22, 2008
 
Stranger in a Strange Land
3.91
liked it
I can see why this book was so popular in its time given its themes inspiring 60s counterculture. In 2009 it just doesn't have the impact anymore. May ...more
Mar 25, 2009
Aug 21, 2007
 
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
4.01
liked it
All of the PKD tales I've read are mind-fschks, but this one was a bit too trippy for my taste.
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Jun 08, 2009
Aug 09, 2007
 
The Little LISPer
4.27
really liked it
Ever wanted to derive the Y-combinator? Well, now you can.
not set
not set
Sep 14, 2009
Sep 13, 2009
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 08: Made to Suffer
4.47
really liked it
Now, THIS is what a zombie tale is meant to look like.
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Mar 16, 2009
Jul 22, 2008
 
The Horn of Time
3.49
really liked it
The Man Who Came Too Early was awesome.
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May 03, 2009
Jan 10, 2009
 
Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science
3.93
liked it
None
Jul 05, 2009
Jun 30, 2009
 
The Haskell School of Expression: Learning Functional Programming Through Multimedia
3.67
liked it
None
Dec 05, 2009
Dec 12, 2008
 
Programming Clojure
3.83
it was amazing
None
Jun 23, 2009
Dec 12, 2008
 
Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases
4.18
really liked it
None
Jun 2009
Dec 12, 2008
 
Sake Companion
3.00
liked it
None
Apr 19, 2009
Dec 28, 2008
 
Code Generation in Action
3.38
liked it
None
Jun 25, 2009
Dec 29, 2008
 
The Children of Men
3.69
liked it
None
Mar 29, 2010
Oct 03, 2008
 
Programming in PROLOG: Using the ISO Standard
3.65
really liked it
None
Aug 28, 2009
Aug 26, 2008
 
The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun #1)
3.79
really liked it
None
Aug 20, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
 
GWT in Practice
3.14
it was ok
None
May 20, 2009
Mar 09, 2009
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