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September 29, 2005

Need to read

I'm a huge Neal Gaiman fan, and his newest book:

Anansi Boys: A Novel
Amazon Price: $26.95/ $17.79
ISBN/ASIN: 006051518X

is up to bat as soon as I finish

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel
Amazon Price: $27.95/ $18.45
ISBN/ASIN: 1582344167

which is REALLY REALLY long. I agree with others that have suggested that it reflects the literary style of the time period in which it was set. This is the first Fantasy novel that I have ever read that uses footnotes (adnauseum) for God's sake. It's an interesting story written as a biography that gives an old stodgey slant to a Potter-esque reality.

Finally, on the technical side, there are two books that are on my radar. The first,

The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky
Amazon Price: $24.99/ $16.49
ISBN/ASIN: 1590595009

is edited by a guy that I've been reading for quite some time (Joel Spolsky fom Joel on Software). And the second,

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
Amazon Price: $29.95/ $19.77
ISBN/ASIN: 0670033847

talks about my favorite topic, The Singularity

Posted by Chuck Charbeneau at September 29, 2005 02:08 PM