Currently Reading

Previously Read

August 2017

  • Life, the Universe, and Everything – ★★☆☆ – The third installment of the increasingly misnamed Hitchhiker’s Trilogy. Good, but not as good as the first two, and I assume requires a decent background in the sport cricket to really sink into.
  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe – ★★★☆ – An equally eclectic sequel to the famous Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. If you liked the original, make sure to follow it up with this installment.
  • Who Gets What And Why – ★★★★ – A detailed look at economic matching markets, filled with a wide breadth of real-life examples that the author, a nobel economist, has personally helped to design.
  • Axiomatic – ★★★☆ – An engrossing collection of science fiction. Perfect in bite-sized sittings, but will leave you wanting for more.

May 2017

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – ★★★★ – A charmingly neurotic and empathetic British mystery novel, with first-person narration by an autistic teenager.
  • Capitalist Realism – ★★☆☆ – A short but annoyingly verbose philosophy book on the inescapable reality that is Capitalism, and how we need to make it work for society, instead of having it define society.

April 2017

  • Permutation City – ★★★★ – Complex novel about AI and computer simulations that explores the philosophy of personhood and consciousness in artificial worlds.

February 2017

  • Mother Night – ★★★☆ – Fictional history novel about a Nazi propagandist reflecting on his life in traditional Vonnegut style.
  • The Design of Everyday Things – ★★☆☆ – Textbook-like coverage of design and the philosophy behind it. Made me much more aware of the shortcomings of doors and faucets around the world.

January 2017

  • Dungeon Hacks – ★★★☆ – A history of the roguelike video game genre and how the hacker community helped it evolve.

December 2016

  • The Little Prince – ★★★★ – A quick novella that explores adult life, relationships, and human nature, while deeply appealing to your inner child.

October 2016

  • The City & the City – ★★★☆ – A neo-noir murder mystery that explores the idea of systematically enforced ignorance of neighboring societies.
  • The Alchemist – ★★☆☆ – A moralistic ‘finding yourself’ adventure that gets a little too preachy toward the end.

August 2016

  • Modern Romance – ★★★☆ – Compares courtship today to that of the past 100 years, with funny asides and relatable anecdotes.