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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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This is the third Dostoyevsky book I’ve read (the other two being Crime and Punishment and Notes from Underground), and it is by far the best. Not only are the characters incredibly complex, troubled, hyperbolic yet somehow also relatable, but Dostoy ...more
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Disturbing the Universe by Freeman Dyson
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I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter
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This is the most thought-provoking book I have read in many years. It took me a LONG TIME to get through it because practically every page made me stop and think for a bit, but Hofstadter’s wit and his knack for simplifying highly technical minutiae ...more
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Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor
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Be careful…if you come from a white middle-class background (like me), this book will likely challenge a host of assumptions about society and human nature that you probably don’t even know you hold. That was my experience, at least, which is why I b ...more
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Consciousness by Christof Koch
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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
" Haha, yeah, it's pretty long. I did read, though, that it was originally published as a series of 6 books, and somehow they later all got smashed into ...more "
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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
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While 1400 pages long, “War and Peace” was not nearly the slog I expected it to be. The fluid writing style and sufficiently swift pace of events easily commanded my attention for most of the book (though there were a few spots where I felt bogged do ...more
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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Life on the Edge by Johnjoe McFadden
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This book presents a very nice overview of the evidence for the “weird” aspects of quantum mechanics being essential to biological function. The authors do a nice job of conveying these weird aspects to the lay reader, giving intuitive analogies that ...more
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NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman
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This book is an interesting history of the development of autism as a recognized condition. (Though let me say from the outset that the author is extremely verbose, and the book’s length could have easily been cut in half without losing any interesti ...more
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