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I Am Zlatan: My Story On and Off the Field
3.89
it was amazing
I have to say, this is a surprisingly good and honest bio. You might need to be into soccer to appreciate it, but if you are this is fun.

Ibrahimovič
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Aug 18, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
 
Girl in a Band
3.58
it was amazing
This book gave me a different view not just on Kim Gordon herself, but also on women's rights and the role of visual arts post-1960s.

I listened to the
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Mar 11, 2015
Jan 10, 2015
 
Best Kept Secrets of Peer Code Review (Modern Approach. Practical Advice.)
3.11
it was ok
This is a 160+ pages book that could have been perfect as a 10 pages essay. Why do authors believe they need to cross the 100 page mark to give meanin ...more
Mar 16, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind
4.13
it was amazing
As I started reading this book I wasn't impressed. The format — photographs and some random stories behind it — seemed too loose and incoherent. Was t ...more
Jan 30, 2013
Dec 25, 2012
 
Steve Jobs
4.10
really liked it
Compelling and touching biography inside the mind of a truly unique man. A must read for anyone interested in design, music, management, computers, re ...more
Jan 26, 2012
Aug 15, 2011
 
Avanti tutta
3.87
really liked it
A me è piaciuto parecchio questo libro. Le idee di Perotti sono elementari da un certo punto di vista. Ma sono rivoluzionarie perché allo stesso tempo ...more
Jul 10, 2013
Sep 20, 2012
 
Journals
3.98
Well, as I expected I felt pretty dirty reading these diaries. Not as bad as watching the Montage of Heck garbage though: the hand-writing at least co ...more
Jun 25, 2015
Feb 04, 2013
 
Purely Functional Data Structures
4.13
it was ok
This book is mainly for computer scientists, not so much for engineers. The emphasis is first and foremost on theory and it didn't provide enough prac ...more
Sep 2015
May 13, 2013
 
Think Like A Grandmaster
4.07
it was ok
Here's the short version of this book:

- be humble or perish
- when it's your turn to move, build a tree of analysis (or plant a house)
- evaluate a bran
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Aug 30, 2013
Oct 14, 2012
 
Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea
4.18
really liked it
I loved all these short stories. The best thing about them (or what I'd like to remember of them) is the subtleties of the descriptions, especially th ...more
Sep 02, 2014
Nov 13, 2013
 
The Laws of Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life
3.89
it was ok
If this book was supposed to make me a better designer, it failed. It's a collection of thoughts on design taken from a more abstract/holistic point o ...more
Jan 13, 2013
Jun 14, 2012
 
Saga, Vol. 4 (Saga, #4)
4.47
really liked it
The dialogue remains the best thing of this series. It's consistently top notch and real. Some of the best I have ever seen in the world of comics.

Hig
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Jan 15, 2015
Jan 09, 2015
 
Il Silmarillion
3.88
it was amazing
This is by far my favorite Tolkien book.

I still find the atmosphere of Middle Earth fascinating in some way, and I don’t think this happens often to
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Sep 18, 2015
Dec 10, 2014
 
The Man Suit
4.23
liked it
There were quite a few surprises in the Man Suit. The biggest was its form, meaning this is poetry that actually has the form of prose, and many poems ...more
Mar 25, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
 
Breve storia della musica
3.77
really liked it
Un'ottima e sintetica storia dai greci fino alla musica contemporanea del '900. La cosa sorprendente e' che pur essendo un tascabile, vi sono contenut ...more
Jan 1999
Nov 24, 2010
 
Lou Reed: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations
3.97
really liked it
This book has 6 interviews: with Lester Bangs (3/75), David Fricke (5/89), Neil Gaiman (7/92), Paul Auster (4/96), David Marchese (2008), Farida Khelf ...more
Jan 07, 2016
Jan 04, 2016
 
Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound
4.05
really liked it
I really liked that this quick history of Motown begins by describing the founder, Berry Gordy. He started out as a boxing fighter (!) and most import ...more
Jul 11, 2015
Jul 01, 2015
 
JavaScript: The Good Parts
4.23
it was amazing
My new JavaScript reference. This book takes a stand in defining the good features of JavaScript banning the rest as evil or not useful. It even intro ...more
May 21, 2013
Jun 06, 2012
 
Aesthetics of Film
3.71
really liked it
This book made me understand a lot more of what goes on inside a film and presented me the world of moving images in a new, deeper light.

In particular
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Jan 1998
Nov 24, 2010
 
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
4.45
it was amazing
One of the most inspiring computer books I ever read. Brilliantly written, it almost makes you want to read it like a "normal" book. The AI course I t ...more
Jan 1998
Oct 07, 2010
 
Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989
4.31
liked it
Definitely for-fans-only, but fun. It's a simple account of 7 days in November-December 1989 between Rome, Zurich, Paris, Portsmouth and London. The b ...more
Dec 24, 2013
Nov 23, 2013
 
Whistler
3.50
really liked it
The book is small but it has a nice thick matte paper, hardback cover and it gives you an idea of the greatness that Whistler achieved.

Whistler in man
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Jul 14, 2016
Jun 18, 2016
 
iOS UICollectionView: The Complete Guide (Mobile Programming)
4.29
really liked it
This book was my first exposure to collection views and I thought it did a great job at both introducing the subject as well as explaining it in depth ...more
Apr 30, 2015
Dec 15, 2014
 
Loveless
3.51
it was ok
I had unjustified expectations from this book, and it didn't take long to realize how misplaced they were.

I'll start with the horrible. What annoyed m
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Jul 24, 2012
Dec 01, 2010
 
The Atlas of Middle-Earth
4.15
really liked it
Really cool book with maps of Middle-Earth across time. It also facilitates understanding the changes that happened in the various Ages.

(view spoiler)
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Nov 11, 2015
Sep 11, 2015
 
Swedish Death Metal
4.25
liked it
This book succeeded in making me curious about this genre of music. The main problem I have with it is that it is written like a fan would write it. T ...more
Apr 15, 2017
Nov 02, 2016
 
Weiwei-Isms
3.98
liked it
The quotes in this tiny book often lack context to make them truly meaningful. In addition, presenting them one after the other devalues the hugely im ...more
Dec 06, 2015
Nov 14, 2015
 
Essential C++
3.93
liked it
I love terseness in programming books but this goes too far. It was my first C++ book, and it didn't really do a good job at explaining the language t ...more
not set
Sep 06, 2011
 
Saga, Vol. 1 (Saga, #1)
4.24
really liked it
I really liked the dialog of this graphic novel. It feels real and keeps the plot alive. The characters get their own personality early on. They come ...more
Nov 14, 2014
Nov 14, 2014
 
Saga, Vol. 2 (Saga, #2)
4.56
really liked it
Great continuation. Not as many surprises as the first book, but killing one of the main characters was pretty bold. Having a rodent medic also scored ...more
Nov 15, 2014
Nov 15, 2014
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