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The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
David Thomas, Andrew Hunt
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October 2013
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Hey, it's a whole book about one of my favorite books! Which, okay, so what? Man, I was talking about how much I like Wilkie ...
My Life in Middlemarch - Rebecca Mead
October 2013
20
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Cryptonomicon is one of those plotty books, where things happen and then other things happen, which isn't really a knock: som...
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
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October 2013
10
reviewed: The Rise of Modern China
Judkins rec for Chinese history survey. The problem with surveys of places like "China" is that they're fucking long.
The Rise of Modern China - Immanuel C.Y. Hsu
reviewed: Cadres and Kin: Making a Socialist Village in West China, 1921-1991
Judkins rec for China books
Cadres and Kin: Making a Socialist Village in West China, 1921-1991 - Gregory Ruf
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Judkins' rec for China books
The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China - Timothy Brook
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Another Judkins rec for Chinese history surveys. I know this book; it gets a lot of ups.
The Search for Modern China - Jonathan D. Spence
October 2013
07
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Some of the things science fiction writers tend to do irritate me. They make up words, they throw gee-whiz laser guns in when...
Neuromancer - William Gibson
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October 2013
06
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I almost didn't give this a star rating. Tough to know how to judge a book like this. When I was a kid I blasted through all ...
The Secret of the Old Clock - Russell H. Tandy, Sara Paretsky, Carolyn Keene
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October 2013
05
reviewed: Plays
Well, this is going to be a pain in the ass to get my hands on.
Plays - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,  Frank G. Ryder (Editor)
October 2013
04
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Seneca takes on Euripides' Hippolytos, and then later on Racine does it too. Neato.
Four Tragedies and Octavia - Seneca, E.F. Watling
October 2013
03
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This is basically a mystery, and mysteries live or die based on their final acts, and this is a super wack final act.For like...
The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
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October 2013
01
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Don't forget to read this! Sera says it's balls.
Blonde: A Novel - Joyce Carol Oates, Jayne Atkinson
September 2013
30
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Liz M suggests this as good contemporary-to-Shakespeare-but-not-that-guy stuff. Awesome!
The Alchemist - Ben Jonson
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Shakespeare's contemporary, again recommended by Liz M.
The White Devil - John Webster
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The Sea, the Sea - Iris Murdoch, Mary Kinzie
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