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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
Ghostwritten
David Mitchell
To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon, Daniel J. Boorstin, Gian Battista Piranesi, Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Perfect Wrong Note - Learning to Trust Your Musical Self
William Westney
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James
Twenty Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
G. Lee Bowie, Robert C. Solomon
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Ayn Rand, Tore Boeckmann, Leonard Peikoff
Umberto Eco
David Mitchell
Virginia Woolf
Edward Gibbon, Daniel J. Boorstin, Gian Battista Piranesi, Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Niccolò Machiavelli
G. Lee Bowie, Robert C. Solomon
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reviewed: The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.
I like that Coyle actually went out and visited "talent hotbeds" and tried to synthesize ways they practice, motivate and coa...
The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. - Daniel Coyle
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August 2013
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reviewed: Les Miserables: Complete and Unabridged
This book disappointed me. It meandered away from the plot too frequently and for too long to keep me interested a story that...
Les Miserables: Complete and Unabridged -
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July 2013
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June 2013
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reviewed: The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
There's a lot about this book that could have gone really wrong. In fact, it's the perfect recipe for disaster. I can imagine...
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement - David  Brooks
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June 2013
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reviewed: Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
I can't do it. I read half of it and I just can't bring myself to finish it. Drive started off strong with descriptions of wh...
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H. Pink
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June 2013
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reviewed: Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet
Well, my timing was great on this one. I started it just a couple days before the whole project PRISM scandal, if you can cal...
Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet - Julian Assange, Jacob Appelbaum, Andy Müller-Maguhn, Jérémie Zimmermann
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reviewed: Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Meh. There are some interesting parts, but it bugs me that it feels like the story is constantly being drawn out with irrelev...
Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II - Mitchell Zuckoff
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March 2013
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reviewed: The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
The Antidote starts off by talking about the positive thinking movement, moves on to Seneca and the Stoics then dips into Bud...
The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking - Oliver Burkeman
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February 2013
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February 2013
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reviewed: Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
The idea that I like the most from Eastern style thought is that resisting the way things are is crazy. There's a voice in my...
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself - Michael A. Singer
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February 2013
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reviewed: Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
As anyone who has had a conversation with me over the last week can attest to, I think this book, and especially the parts ab...
Don't Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle - Daniel L. Everett
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February 2013
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February 2013
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reviewed: The Power and the Glory
I get what Greene is going for here. He gives us an imperfect vessel persecuted by a secular society who, despite some seriou...
The Power and the Glory - John Updike, Graham Greene
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February 2013
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reviewed: The Broom of the System
The best part of the book, and by telling you this, I am not really giving anything away, at least nothing that is pertinent ...
The Broom of the System - David Foster Wallace
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