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The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow
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This book feels like if Quentin Tarantino wrote Narcos... in a book.

I like the way it covers some of the politics and history too, i.e. the Mexican elections, the assassination of the priest, the Catholic aid after the earthquake, the US support of p
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Walden Two by B.F. Skinner
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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
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This is one of the best books I've read in a long time.

It covers a lot of interesting themes such as:

* What is the cost of great achievement vs. happiness - especially if the former causes isolation and a loss of all other parts of your life? Is it w
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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Overall the book is easy reading, but some parts are really cringe-worthy and steeped in 80s pop culture.

Given it's the same author who wrote this Spoken Word poetry about pornography: http://www.somethingawful.com/news/po... - perhaps the neckbeard-
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The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
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The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim
"Imagine an Ayn Rand novel where John Galt gives stilted lectures about ITIL and lean manufacturing instead of objectivism.

Update: It's not a great book, but if you're working in a dysfunctional IT environment and never manage to make it through an..." Read more of this review »
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Contra el copyright by Richard M. Stallman
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Thomas Paine
“To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.”
Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

Richard Dawkins
“The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute that it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive, many others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear, others are slowly being devoured from within by rasping parasites, thousands of all kinds are dying of starvation, thirst, and disease. It must be so. If there ever is a time of plenty, this very fact will automatically lead to an increase in the population until the natural state of starvation and misery is restored. In a universe of electrons and selfish genes, blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won't find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.”
Richard Dawkins, River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life

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