Lists: Best Books Read in 2011 – # 5

Best Books Read in 2011

5. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

For the first hundred or so pages of this book, I did a lot of complaining about the amount of math and the detail into which Stephenson goes about mathematical theory. Somewhere along the way, I managed to be drawn into this many layered story that is at times, humorous, at times tragic, and at times WTF. I ended up loving it.

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6. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
7. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
8. Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
9. A Great & Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
10. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

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One of my goals for 2012 is to read less and play video games more. I'm also attempting to eat more healthy food. All boring, right? Well, I like to think my reviews are not. I know the ones over at OSgA Book Reviews are funny at least. Check them out. Oh yes, I also have a photography habit I've neglected of late. View all posts by whimsicalmeerkat

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    […] by Susan Ketchin 3. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson 4. The Forever War by Dexter Filkins 5. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson 6. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks 7. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler 8. Leviathan […]

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    […] The Forever War by Dexter Filkins 5. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson 6. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks 7. The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler 8. Leviathan […]

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