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The Last Fair Deal Going Down
it was amazing
Very different in style from both Driftless and Rock Island Line. This was Rhodes' first published novel, and I think it helps me to think of this as ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
Marshall McLuhan: You Know Nothing of My Work!
it was amazing
After hearing Coupland talk about McLuhan on TTBOOK I wanted to read this right away. I also understood a lot more about Player One, his latest novel. ...more
Aug 11, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
really liked it
There's a lot I didn't know about Columbine. The media frenzy initially painted the killers as loners with no friends who had been bullied by jocks.

Oct 19, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions
liked it
This was a good place to start when prepping for a recent technical interview. I definitely felt more prepared after having browsed through the types ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2012
Shoplifting from American Apparel
really liked it
1. it is short
2. "flat style"

It may seem at first like a cheap literary trick, but reading IM transcripts in a book resonated deeply with the way I ex
Sep 10, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
really liked it
Race! Corruption! Rape!

This is kind of a satire/critique/pre-Idiocracy story made very lively by aspects of "fiction science" that apply to the parall
Aug 26, 2012
Aug 27, 2012
Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware
really liked it
Despite the nauseatingly gimmicky subtitle, I gave this book a chance because of how many rave reviews and references I've seen. There were a lot of t ...more
Feb 02, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
really liked it
Re-reading this years later was worthwhile for me after having worked for a giant cult-of-personality-driven tech company and lived in Silicon Valley. ...more
Feb 20, 2011
not set
Feb 05, 2011
A Moment in the Sun
really liked it
This book is about America and the things that influenced it in the years around the turn of the 20th century.

The influence of the press over public o
Jan 24, 2012
Dec 28, 2011
Generation A
it was amazing
I read this in Puerto Rico on a vacation. While hiking in some thick jungle of El Yunque National Forest, I saw a gecko lizard on a tree branch and im ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
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