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Free Will
3.83
it was amazing
As the second of Harris' "singles" books, I am really enjoying the format for certain works. His first single 'Lying' succinctly presented his thesis ...more
Mar 07, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
 
Future Shock
3.77
liked it
I enjoyed parts of this book. It's difficult for me to get into futurism, because it seems I deviate so often from the trajectories and realities that ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
 
Responsive Design Workflow
4.06
it was ok
First off, if I could give this 3.5 stars, I would probably rather that- this book is very dependent on your existing workflow.

I enjoyed most of this
...more
Jun 21, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
 
I Drink for a Reason
3.33
it was ok
I don't know where to begin with this one. Yes, it's David Cross. I've conventionally enjoyed his humor, and the irreverent off-the-cuff tone was refr ...more
Jul 09, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
 
The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life
4.00
This guy is an idiot, abuses science, and reinforces farces with inaccurate uses of quantum mechanics.

Going to call BS on this guy.
not set
Nov 17, 2011
 
Bernie Sanders: In His Own Words: 250 Quotes from America's Political Revolutionary
4.27
it was amazing
To those that do not believe Sanders can win, or that he won't- read this book. If you're curious about what he stands for or his track record- read t ...more
Nov 08, 2015
Nov 07, 2015
 
Digital Adaptation
4.04
it was amazing
This book is great for those of us that work in digital/web who have to work with those that don't. It's enlightening to those that work in organizati ...more
May 18, 2014
May 06, 2014
 
PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual
3.67
I started in, and I have no review to give because I was in the first chapter.

I already know HTML/CSS very well, and I didn't want to continue coding
...more
not set
Jul 05, 2012
 
The Book of Vice: Very Naughty Things (and How to Do Them)
3.42
really liked it
So I'm a huge fan of "Wait wait! Don't Tell Me..." the NPR news quiz with Carl Kassel and your host Peter Sagal.

I've always admired Peter's quick wit
...more
Mar 2010
Oct 23, 2011
 
Our Final Hour: A Scientist's warning - How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future in This Century — On Earth and Beyond
3.56
liked it
I enjoyed this book. The author makes a good case for how the realities of technology, science, and advancements should be weighed and planned for in ...more
Jan 2007
Oct 13, 2011
 
The Rules of Attraction
3.71
really liked it
Sex, drugs, obsession, sex, desire, crazy stupid hookups, suicide, obsession, drugs, sex, cigarettes- deal with it.

Rock 'n' roll.

At first I wasn't su
...more
Sep 25, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
 
The Rum Diary
3.83
liked it
Thompson's first novel. A loopy drunken fast drive around blind curves of island life. Enjoyed the story, different from his other work, certainly a d ...more
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 06, 2011
 
The Suicidal Mind
3.94
really liked it
Insightful. Very insightful.
Jan 2004
Oct 17, 2011
 
Super Sad True Love Story
3.44
really liked it
Smart. Creative and interesting. It's cultural exaggerations of social/economic near and post-apocalypse is relevant in it's embellishments.

A twisted
...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
 
god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
3.96
it was amazing
Finally. I've finally finished a book that I should have started a long time ago. This book illuminates the case against religion from a perspective a ...more
Jan 19, 2012
Nov 14, 2011
 
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
4.07
it was amazing
This book is awesome. In making his case against The Blank Slate in human beings, Pinker lays out a well reasoned and expansive case for his perspecti ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Aug 11, 2011
 
Death by Black Hole - And Other Cosmic Quandaries
4.11
really liked it
Tyson is the new Sagan.

Using the solid foundations of science history to explain our roots in understanding the amazing universe that surrounds us, Ty
...more
Dec 13, 2011
Nov 02, 2011
 
Professional Web Design (Smashing Magazine eBook #1)
3.46
liked it
A pretty good collection of articles and summaries of the ins and outs of the industry with more of a focus on "Professional" than "Web Design." I thi ...more
May 30, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman #1)
4.30
it was amazing
So I've never read a graphic novel before, and on Adrianna's recommendation I picked this one up as a primer to the genre. I think it was a fantastic ...more
Dec 06, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
 
Starman: The Truth Behind The Legend Of Yuri Gagarin
4.00
liked it
I wanted to like this book more but found the writing to be a bit flat. The latter parts of the book dealing with his death were a little bit more in ...more
Dec 04, 2013
Dec 03, 2013
 
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
3.90
it was amazing
Personally, this book solidified Sam Harris in my personal heroes of modern intellectualism. The Moral Landscape takes the role of science, logic and ...more
Oct 13, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
 
Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon
3.51
liked it
I wish I read this before heading up to Portland in the past. The stories have a "could have been there" feeling, and it's rad to know the streets and ...more
Oct 06, 2011
Oct 05, 2011
 
Crash
3.58
liked it
What the hell did I just read?

Worth 3.5 stars but I'll round down, then again I want to round up. The obsession with machinery/technology, it's effect
...more
Nov 03, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
 
The Minority Report
3.82
really liked it
Enjoyed this a lot. Haven't been an avid reader of sci-fi, but the genre excels at dealing with philosophical implications and paradoxical ideas and m ...more
Jul 09, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
 
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
3.57
liked it
I enjoy Mary Roach's books for a lighthearted entertaining take on her subjects. This one is that style, where the book isn't about the conclusion so ...more
Aug 10, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
 
A Short History of Nearly Everything
4.19
it was amazing
Instant favorite. Listening to this in the car and while running in the morning is so incredibly enjoyable. The breadth of information covered is such ...more
Feb 09, 2012
Feb 08, 2012
 
A Scanner Darkly
4.04
it was amazing
Intense. Beautifully horrifying. Amazing. Dick's rendering of drug psychosis, a man against everyone and himself during a graphic transformation that ...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
 
The Painted Bird
3.94
really liked it
This book was intense. The story was powerful. I can't remember the last time I had to take a book in doses due to the way the scenes depicted shook m ...more
Jun 17, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
 
The Andromeda Strain
3.87
really liked it
I like Michael Crichton for a quick suspenseful and enjoyable read. Nothing earth shattering, but some great sci-tech stories and well written fiction ...more
Nov 05, 2011
Nov 05, 2011
 
Lying
3.84
really liked it
This book should be something a lot of people should take an hour and read through. In his usual style, Harris clearly and articulately explains why, ...more
Oct 23, 2011
Oct 23, 2011
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