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Dead Boys
3.74
really liked it
The main reason I didn't give this the full five was the occasional passages of speechifying in one variety of brogue or another, which wasn't to my t ...more
Mar 22, 2015
Dec 21, 2014
 
Cython: A Guide for Python Programmers
3.90
it was amazing
My browser just ate the entire original version of this review because I'm a klutz. But here's the short version.

- Python is slow. C is fast.
- Program
...more
Jan 03, 2017
Jan 02, 2017
 
KIZUMONOGATARI: Wound Tale
4.29
it was ok
Freshly translated into English, Nisioisin's novel of vampires and hapless human thralls is catnip for fans of his 'Monogatari' series, but everyone e ...more
Dec 31, 2015
Dec 24, 2015
 
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma
4.34
really liked it
A short book, but a tremendously useful one. One commonly misunderstood aspect of Buddhism is how it used elements of the Brahmanic belief systems in ...more
Jun 17, 2017
Jun 17, 2017
 
Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991
4.20
it was amazing
This book has immense personal significance for a reason I'll get to in a moment.

The book itself is a grand overview of, as the title notes, the indie
...more
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Sep 03, 2017
 
The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of Mind
4.42
it was amazing
Another relatively short, but also precise and powerful, piece of classic Zen. If memory serves, the original version of this book was one of the text ...more
Jun 17, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
 
The Dark Stuff: Selected Writings On Rock Music
3.99
really liked it
Worth it for the Beach Boys chapter alone.
not set
Nov 12, 2016
 
Ten Nights' Dreams
3.84
really liked it
I just reread this in preparation for a project that I've been doing about a number of the author's other works. it's an unusual piece of work for Nat ...more
Jan 22, 2017
Jan 13, 2012
 
Urshurak
3.25
it was ok
Your last D&D campaign was more original than this. Actually, I take that back. Your first ever D&D campaign was more original than this.
not set
Dec 20, 2015
 
Wild Cards (Wild Cards, #1)
3.72
liked it
Enjoyable first volume (and the next few as well), but it quickly turned into a grinding wheel after that.
not set
Nov 14, 2014
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