Books

I gave up midway on A feast for Crows and started reading Sundiver by David Brin. Time to make a trip down to the Library to pick up some books for the winter break. Any recommendations?

8 Responses to “Books”

  1. haris Says:

    Anything by Milnor, or Mumford :-)

  2. Sameer Says:

    Yeah right!! I think now you will have to change it to anything by Shreve or Bjork. :)

  3. Nick Says:

    Yeah, the dark dower series by stephen king.

  4. hkaul Says:

    A sampling of (entertaining and essential) math related books ;-)
    (you know you can always ask me about non-math books :-) )

    The Anthropology of Numbers
    by Thomas Crump

    Littlewood’s Miscellany
    by B. Bollobas (Editor)

    Indiscrete Thoughts
    by Gian-Carlo Rota, Fabrizio Palombi

    Discrete Thoughts: Essays in Mathematics, Science, and Philosophy.
    by Kac M., Rota G.-C. and Schwartz J.

    Proofs and Refutations : The Logic of Mathematical Discovery
    by Imre Lakatos (Editor), E. Zahar (Editor), J. Worrall (Editor)

    Proofs From the Book
    by Martin Aigner, Gunter M. Ziegler

    Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
    by Timothy Gowers

    Alon A., Bourgain J., Connes A., Gromov M. and Milman V. (eds.) 2000, GAFA 2000 Visions in Mathematics: Towards 2000, Boston: Birkhäuser.

    thats enough for now ….. have fun :-)

  5. Marco Says:

    Right, as promised, here we go.
    In no particular order and happily mixing fiction, science-fiction and non-fiction :)

    Joe Haldeman, The Forever War
    R.A.Wilson, The Illumninatus Trilogy, Prometheus Rising
    Jeff Noon, Vurt
    William Gibson: Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive
    Neal Stephenson, The Diamond Age
    P.K.Dick, The Valis Trilogy
    Christopher Priest, The Glamour
    Dan Simmons, The Hyperion quadrilogy
    Pauwels & Bergier, Morning of the Magicians
    Norman Spinrad, Bug Jack Barron
    Greg Egan, Diaspora
    Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene

    Right, these should keep you going for some time :)

  6. Sameer Says:

    Thanks for recommendations. I have already read a few of them like Proofs from the Book and two of the Hyperion books (I didn’t know there were more). I am going to put the others on my list….

  7. Andrew Says:

    Curiously, why did you give up on “A Feast for Crows”? I haven’t started it yet, and the reviews weren’t looking good. But I was still hoping it was worth it, since I loved the series so far.

  8. Sameer Says:

    I agree, the start of the series was excellent, but I quickly got tired of “A Feast for Crows” focussing on Jamie and Cersei so much. There was no mention of any of the interesting characters (like danerys for example) and I know I am going to have to wait a couple of years for the next book and then another 20 years before he finishes the series. Im my experience fantasy series that go on for too long (e.g. Dune, Wheel of Time) end up being crap and I have an inkling that this series is going to end up this way too… I hope it is not true..

    Perhaps after GRR Martin finishes this series (in 20 years maybe?) I will finish reading the books…

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