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The Zen Gun
3.39
really liked it
What a remarkably weird and wonderful book! If you like strange Philip Dickensian wackiness, get it.
Oct 27, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
 
Debt: The First 5,000 Years
4.15
it was amazing
An astonishing accomplishment. It's an endless revelation about debt, credit, banking, and money, considered across the arc of time, from the perspect ...more
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
 
Mastering Postcss for Web Design
1.00
If you want a slow, step-by-step walk-through of the concepts of pre-processors, task-runners, variables, mixins and such, then this is your book. If ...more
Aug 24, 2017
Aug 02, 2017
 
This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
3.78
liked it
I loved the first 15 pages, then hit a dense, intractable wall. I gave it a good go. I'll try again someday, but with such interesting things to read ...more
Feb 09, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
 
How Mirka Got Her Sword
3.74
really liked it
Mirka fantasizes about fighting dragons and one day encounters a witch in the forest who helps her do that. Also gives us a glimpse into an orthodox J ...more
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
 
A Visit from the Goon Squad
3.66
really liked it
The Goon Squad refers to time and its ravages on human lives and memories. It's a beautifully written, though melancholy book. I suspect that if it we ...more
Jan 18, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
 
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
3.98
really liked it
Freakonomics pushed new bounds. Superfreakonomics held the line. Brilliant. If you liked Freakonomics, you already know about this one. Read it.
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
 
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
4.18
it was amazing
I loved this book, and I will use its principles in my life, both to avoid being manipulated, and to manipulate you :)
Oct 27, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
 
A New Kind of Science
3.57
it was ok
This is a massive, heavy book, the first several chapters of which the guy talks a lot about how awesome he is and how he's come up with a completely ...more
Feb 13, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
 
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
4.05
it was amazing
A really lovely survey of the history of written languages ancient and modern, Akkadian, Chinese, Sanskrit, among others, illustrating how languages l ...more
Mar 09, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art
3.86
really liked it
It is a fascinating look at the economics of the fine art scene. It almost could be dull, but never quite manages! Highly recommended.
Jan 18, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
 
Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja
4.19
really liked it
None
Jun 26, 2017
Feb 28, 2017
 
The Hero With a Thousand Faces
4.20
it was ok
None
not set
Mar 11, 2012
 
Slaughterhouse-Five
4.07
really liked it
None
not set
Mar 11, 2012
 
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1)
4.00
None
Mar 2019
Sep 29, 2017
 
I Am Papa Snap and These Are My Favorite No Such Stories
4.15
it was amazing
None
not set
Jul 04, 2016
 
Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey from Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution
4.08
it was amazing
None
not set
Mar 11, 2017
 
Ways of Seeing
3.80
really liked it
None
not set
Mar 09, 2012
 
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
3.84
really liked it
None
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
 
Kluge
3.82
None
not set
Jan 30, 2012
 
The Conspiracy Against the Human Race
4.11
None
not set
Oct 26, 2019
 
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
3.91
None
not set
Jan 30, 2012
 
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1)
4.25
really liked it
None
not set
Mar 11, 2012
 
Svg Essentials
3.55
None
Mar 2019
Sep 03, 2017
 
Evocative Objects: Things We Think with
3.73
None
not set
Mar 09, 2012
 
Ficciones
4.45
it was amazing
None
not set
Nov 18, 2013
 
Orlando
3.87
None
Jan 12, 2012
Sep 13, 2011
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.51
it was amazing
None
Sep 29, 2017
Sep 04, 2017
 
The Pirate Wars
3.49
None
not set
Sep 13, 2011
 
1984
4.17
it was amazing
None
not set
Mar 11, 2012
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