Some of you have asked me to share my reading habits with you, so here’s my current ten-in-parallel:
The Black Swan: Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Fascinating, eminently readable, gentle and easy and unusual. Second pass.
Science, Faith and Society: Michael Polanyi: My regular Polanyi “fix”. Not for the faint-hearted. Third pass.
Comedy by the Numbers: Hoffman and Rudoren. A little bit of McSweeney’s goes a long way. Oddball but fun. First time.
The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Elizabeth Eisenstein. A giant of a book, my third read through. A must.
The Accidental Investment Banker: Jonathan Knee.Â I like accidents. Not yet started it.
Blood Thirsty: Marshall Karp. I loved The Rabbit Factory, so I thought I’d try Karp again. Unread.
What’s So Funny? Donald E Westlake. I’m fanatical about Westlake, particularly the Dortmunder series. Unmissable.
Crooked Little Vein: Warren Ellis. Trying him out, just because William Gibson said it was worth it. Unread.
Silence: Thomas Perry. I’d walk a mile for a new Thomas Perry. Ten miles. As with Westlake, I’ve been a fan for decades.
Bad Monkeys: Matt Ruff.Â I judged this book by its cover. Never heard of him, but liked Christopher Moore’s comments.