Nonfiction

1,000 Places to See Before You Die
1,000 Places to See Before You Die Reviews

Review: Always interested to see which I've visited previously. Since I've only traveled around parts of the US, Canada and the UK, it's also a stunning reminder of how big, beautiful, and amazing the world around us truly is. Go see something. Read more

Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry
Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry Reviews

Review: „Der Endzweck der Wissenschaft ist Wahrheit. Der Endzweck der Künste hingegen ist Vergnügen.“

Ein weiteres Buch auf der langen Liste der „Die Uni wollte es so“ – Bücher. Trotz eines Ratings von gerade mal zwei Sternen muss ich sagen ich fand Laokoon an sich nicht wirklich schlecht, ich hab ganz einfach nur nicht alles so richtig verstanden.

Lessings Schreibstil ist recht flüssig und angenehm, ins Besondere für ein Sachbuch und es hat sich recht schnell gelesen, besonders i... Read more

Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food
Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food Reviews

Review: Where else will you read on the gastronomy of cannibalism? The societal collapse vís-a-vís the microwave oven? Read more

The Library of Greek Mythology
The Library of Greek Mythology Reviews

Review: the bibliotheca of the pseudo-apollodorus, rather. nice little summation. Read more

The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present Reviews

Review: This book is all encompassing, an anthology worth its weight--which is about two pounds.

From the father of the personal essay, Michel de Montaigne to one of the best representatives of contemporary, "New Journalism", Joan Didion The Art of the Personal Essay truly has it all. Whether you're a student of nonfiction or merely an admirer, this book needs to be in your collection.
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Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy
Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy Reviews

Review: Un gran ideólogo y economista en este libro. Su clave está en la organización. Read more

Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide
Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide Reviews

Review: A very comprehensive look at Ruby and the aspects of the language people seem to enjoy. Explanations on the difference between Ruby 1.9 and previous iterations are also very thorough. Read more

The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists Reviews

Review: Yes, I'm female and No, I didn't read this to learn "pick-up" tricks! I heard about this New York Times bestseller a couple months ago from a girlfriend of mine in LA, I was intrigued enough to pick it up. Once I started reading I could not put it down! It is 400+ pages and it's an absolute page turner (in my opinion). It is very easy to read. I read the whole book in one weekend.

Strauss exposes an interesting, often sad world of how easily everyone (men and women) can be manipulated, in... Read more

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