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The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers
Ayn Rand, Tore Boeckmann, Leonard Peikoff
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
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David Mitchell
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Edward Gibbon, Daniel J. Boorstin, Gian Battista Piranesi, Hans-Friedrich Mueller
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Douglas R. Hofstadter
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On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits

On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits - Wray Herbert This book is full of the type of psychology studies that make me really question the validity of psychology as a scientific discipline. There is surely something to the idea that decision making process is susceptible the bad influence of evolved mental heuristics, but I feel like that concept is stretched to the breaking point here.Several of the studies in the book are found here http://psychfiledrawer.org/ in the "couldn't replicate" category which is, in case you're wondering, not a good place to be.