John's Book Pages
I cannot live without books.
- Thomas Jefferson
Welcome. Have a seat. Take a minute to look around.
These are my book pages; I made them because I want to keep track
of my continuing struggle to avoid letting the grind of university
life prevent me from reading interesting books, and because I like to
think that my opinions are useful to people who are looking for a good
read. Also, writing about books forces me to think more critically
about what I read. However, as of July 2003 I'm an assistant
professor and unfortunately this will probably keep me from spending
very much time reading or working on these pages.
Books most recently read:
The Demon Princes vol 2 -- Jack Vance
The Demon Princes vol 1 -- Jack Vance
Lucky Jim -- Kingsley Amis
Complicity -- Iain Banks
Into Thin Air -- Jon Krakauer
Climbing Ice -- Yvon Chouinard
Castleview -- Gene Wolfe
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -- J. K. Rowling
Hobo -- Eddy Joe Cotton
Count Zero -- William Gibson
Straight Man -- Richard Russo
Neuromancer -- William Gibson
The Dream Machine -- M. Mitchell Waldrop
Recent real reviews:
Laws of Form -- George Spencer-Brown
A Discipline of Programming -- Edsger W. Dijkstra
Real-Time Systems and Software -- Alan C. Shaw
Pages last updated on
Wed Oct 15 11:24:17 MDT 2003.
There are now
These pages were mentioned in the Washington Post on Feb 18, 1999;
the article is available in
html and as a scan of the paper copy.
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