Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Drunkard’s Walk by Leonard Mlodinow

In this book, Mlodinow argues that in the majority of cases, successes and failures that have been attributed the clear causes are actually more likely to be influenced by chance. He gives us the anecdotal evidences of Bill Gates and … Continue reading

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Spook by Mary Roach

This is a humorous but informative and though-provoking look at the ways in which science has attempted to prove or disprove whether or not there is any kind of afterlife. This is such an interesting and controversial subject because I … Continue reading

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Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

This is a short novel for teens set in a society at a different time from our own. It is probably in the future, but it could just be in another dimension. I do not think it matters too much … Continue reading

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

This is a simple, 180 page novella for young adults. The story is of what seems like a utopian future of equality, abundance and blandness. Nobody has any personality, not is allowed to make any choices for themselves, but this … Continue reading

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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The reviews on the back of this book are overwhelmingly positive. Of course, if I was publishing a book I would put all the nice things that people said about it all over the cover, but there are about twenty … Continue reading

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Fludd by Hilary Mantel

This is Mantel’s fourth novel. I adored her most recent two, was disappointed with her first, so this time, went for one from the middle. I absolutely loved her style in this one. The story is set in a grim … Continue reading

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The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Taleb works (or worked) as a quantitative analyst for commodity and currency trading firms in New York City. He regularly takes time off from this job to write his books. I worked in commodity trading for ten years. My understanding … Continue reading

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