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Lecturing Birds on Flying: How Financial Practice Differs from Theory
3.14
it was ok
This book is a roller-coaster of a read. Being that Pablo is not a native english writer it may be that a few of the problems with language should be ...more
May 24, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
 
Mistborn Trilogy (Mistborn, #1-3)
4.55
it was amazing
I purchased and consumed the Mistborn books as a trilogy, and I will review them as a trilogy. For the impatient, know that this trilogy is the best f ...more
Dec 07, 2013
Dec 07, 2013
 
Irrational Exuberance: (Second Edition)
3.95
liked it
With Shiller sharing a lot of time in the news, I decided to read the book that made him famous.

The book is a great collection of information on how t
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Feb 06, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
 
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
4.00
it was amazing
Oryx and Crake is a great Science Fiction story told through two parallel timelines in the future as the Snowman, and in the past as Jimmy. The author ...more
Apr 30, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
 
The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It
3.82
it was ok
As a book that reads as a narrative of the growth of mathematics in finance, as well as a who's who of the largest players in the industry, this book ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
The Birth Partner
4.25
liked it
The books is an easy to consume tomb of information about what the husband (or partner) can expect when helping during laboring and birth. The book is ...more
Jul 05, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
 
Separation of Power (Mitch Rapp, #5)
4.32
liked it
This book, for all intents and purposes is a continuation of the previous Mitch Rapp novel. Again the author spins a tale of espionage from all the pl ...more
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
 
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
4.30
liked it
The Lies of Locke Lamora is a very good tail of the Gentlemen Bastards and their confidence schemes in an age of Magic and long forgotten races. All s ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
 
The Forever War (The Forever War, #1)
4.15
really liked it
The book is a very easy reading Science Fiction that explores how someone would handle being transported through time over the course of a very long w ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
 
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
4.12
really liked it
Another excellent Lewis book on the advancement of high frequency trading, and what it means to both wall street and the average investor.

The narrativ
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Sep 10, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
 
Maverick Trading: PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR GENERATING GREATER PROFITS FROM THE AWARD-WINNING TEAM AT MAVERICK TRADING
3.38
really liked it
A good trading book that spans the beginner to intermediate experience levels. The authors tackle the psychology of trading very well, and also lay ou ...more
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
 
Seven Deadly Wonders (Jack West Jr, #1)
4.08
liked it
The Seven Deadly Wonders is truly an action packed book. The author describes in detail what is happening in a modern day Indiana-Jones-esk thriller. ...more
Sep 28, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
 
The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew
3.81
liked it
The book is a very light overview of some of the science surrounding string theory and the multiple universe theory. It is very accessible by design a ...more
May 15, 2015
May 20, 2015
 
The Third Option (Mitch Rapp, #4)
4.26
really liked it
The flavour of the series is changing from being that of a field operative to the political manoeuvrings in Washington. The tale is well woven, and ag ...more
Jul 23, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
 
The Autumn Republic (Powder Mage, #3)
4.35
it was amazing
This book is an excellent finish to an excellent series. I don't think that a reader would enjoy it stand alone as one who has been carried along with ...more
Aug 17, 2015
Aug 17, 2015
 
A Fire in the Sun
4.03
liked it
A continuation of the story of Marid, which still takes place in the unique world of the Budayeen. Again the author has woven a unique backdrop of mus ...more
Mar 06, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
 
The Crimson Campaign (Powder Mage, #2)
4.35
really liked it
The pace of this second book is unique in the world of trilogies as the pacing and action continues to gain after the first in the series.

The excellen
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Aug 09, 2015
Aug 17, 2015
 
Promise of Blood (Powder Mage, #1)
4.16
really liked it
A very engaging read. The world woven by the author is rich and is detailed enough to be interesting and simple enough to be quickly understood. The s ...more
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
 
The Encyclopedia of Trading Strategies the Encyclopedia of Trading Strategies
3.00
it was ok
Terribly dated.

This book was probably a good reference at the time it was printed, but now a dozen years later is is hard to find anything that is rea
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Dec 20, 2012
Jan 03, 2013
 
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4.01
it was amazing
An excellent re-read of one of my favorite books.

Brooks paints an excellent narrative of the world undergoing a transformation pushed out of the horde
...more
Jan 27, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
 
The Six Sacred Stones (Jack West Jr, #2)
4.16
liked it
I enjoyed the second book in the Jack West series more than the first book. The enjoyment is no fault of the author's; I believe that I was able to em ...more
Oct 15, 2014
Dec 02, 2014
 
Aspho Fields (Gears of War, #1)
4.09
really liked it
A good work of fiction that parallels two battles separated by 14 years. This book fills in a lot of back story for those who have played the video ga ...more
Sep 2011
Aug 23, 2011
 
American Assassin (Mitch Rapp, #1)
4.24
really liked it
Vince Flynn pulls together a great tale of intrige in the first of many Mitch Rapp books. You are introduced to the man who will change it all. The pr ...more
May 12, 2013
May 01, 2013
 
Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles
4.25
it was amazing
This book is an excellent overview of the different styles of beer and what it takes to make them.

The book is separated into two halves, with the fir
...more
Jun 10, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
 
Musimathics: The Mathematical Foundations of Music, Volume 1
4.27
liked it
I started reading this book because I was hoping that I could leverage my mathematics background to learn some music theory. The author does a decent ...more
Aug 22, 2011
Jun 16, 2011
 
George Lindsay and the Art of Technical Analysis: Trading Systems of a Market Master
2.72
did not like it
A book on a single technical pattern that was not invented by the writer. The writer bounces all over the place, and is trying to introduce the reader ...more
Oct 06, 2011
Oct 06, 2011
 
Deception Point
3.67
really liked it
Deception point is a fast paced thriller, and Dan does an excellent job bringing the reading into the moment. I expected going into the book, a plot t ...more
Apr 04, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
 
The Robots of Dawn (Robot #3)
4.13
really liked it
Asimov keeps the user interested throughout the novel by throwing unique and absorbing characters at the reader. The conversations between Elijah and ...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
Anvil Gate (Gears of War, #3)
4.18
liked it
A good read, although the ending was a bit of a disappointment.

Throughout the previous book, and the first half of this novel, there are a lot of refe
...more
Oct 12, 2011
Oct 06, 2011
 
Transfer of Power (Mitch Rapp, #3)
4.31
liked it
The book is a good tale, although it is not great. There is a bit too much reliance on happenstance to get the main character out of trouble, and at t ...more
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
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