Books

Category Title Author Rating Description
Business The Marketing Playbook John Zagula and Richard Tong
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Six strategies for marketing presenting in a clear and direct fashion.
Sci Fi Gun, with Occassional Music Jonathan Lethem
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Film noire murder mystery meets off-the-wall sci-fi meets strange drug trip.
Fantasy Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien
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Ok, I admit it: now that LoTR has penetrated the popular consciousness, it's not as special to me as it once was.
Fantasy The Silmarillion J.R.R. Tolkien
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This is Tolkien's true masterwork, to my mind, but it should not be read until after you've completed Lord of the Rings.
Fantasy Anvil of the World Kage Baker
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One cannot help but compare this book to the Discworld series, but this is far from copycat material.
Altered States In the Garden of Iden Kage Baker
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A witty romance set in 16th century Europe, with a sci-fi twist.
Mythology The Norse Myths Kevin Crossley-Holland
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A plain-English retelling of the epic Norse sagas.
Sci Fi Ringworld Larry Niven
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Typically I'm not into scifi classics, but this one is an exception.
Sci Fi Memory Linda Nagata
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Sci-fi posing as fantasy.
Fantasy Paladin of Souls Lois McMaster Bujold
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A bit of spin on the typical fantasy tale.
Thriller House of Leaves Mark Z. Danielewski
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Crazy typography and a story that reads like a mobius strip combine to make a mind-bending thriller.
Business The Brand Gap Marty Neumeier
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A brand is not a logo or a colorscheme; it's the gut feeling a person has about your company.
Evolution Red Queen Matt Ridley
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Sex and genetics are intimately intertwined for all life on earth.
Current Era Fiction Set This House In Order Matt Ruff
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Get inside the head of a person with multiple-personality disorder in this compelling novel.
Critical Thinking Why People Believe Weird Things Michael Shermer
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This is an almost cover-to-cover skeptical debunking of common myths.