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Here is a list of books I’ve read in reverse chronological order with any comments that occurred to me.

  • Currently: The System of the World by Neal Stephenson

    The first one in the trilogy was too much for me and I never managed to finish, but the second (and so far the third) have been really enjoyable.

  • Cookwise by Shirley O. Corriher

    This is a pretty neat book; the recipes are kind of secondary to discussions of food science and cooking techniques. I’m not sure what to think about it, because it’s very interesting in general but all of the recipes I’ve actually tried from this book have turned out poorly. But then, I do like to improvise.

    “This soufflé would clearly be improved by garlic.”

  • 2-14-08 The Origins of Cauchy’s Rigorous Calculus by Judith V. Grabiner

    I want to say that this book is really interesting, just in general, but that might not be true. You might have to be kind of a math nerd. But if you are, this book is really interesting.

  • Slowness by Milan Kundera

    I do not understand what all the fuss is about.

  • His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman

    Better the second time through, but the first book is still by far and away the best. The movie is very pretty and absolutely inane.

  • Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino

    Yes!!! Read this book!!!

  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

  • The Castle by Franz Kafka

    Very long, although I like Kafka.

  • Harry Potter 7 by J. K. Rowlings

    I swear, it’s only because everyone else was reading it.

  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    Man, two horribly depressing books books, right here, back to back.

  • The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

    I read it before Oprah did.

  • The Prestige by Christopher Priest

    Thought the movie was better.

Books I have been trying to read for more than a year, and probably never will: Gravity’s Rainbow.

How are you books organized? Mine are by: author’s nationality, then roughly chronologically according to when the author was writing, then alphabetical.


Written by Daniel Grady

February 15, 2008 at 00:04

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