A list of books I read. 131
Currently reading
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
Miran Lipovača Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!: A Beginner's Guide 2011
Yuval Noah Harari Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind 2014
I really enjoyed Homo Deus and since it looks like half of the world has already read Sapiens, I had to read it as well!
2018 17
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2018-11-08
Peter Singer Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter 2016
(4.0)
This is the first book by Peter Singer that I've read. It's probably not his best or most well-known book, but I wanted something recent, that was not completely about effective altruism or animal rights (I'm already convinced in both cases), and that would show me how he thinks. As an introduction to his work, I think it's a great book. It's also very easy to read, as it's composed of 82 independent essays (grouped by theme).
2018-11-05
Michael Pollan How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence 2018
(4.0)
The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide was disappointing. This book is way better. It's good journalism. Apart from a tiny bit of quantum mysticism (?) at the end, I found it very critical, informative, and easy to read. The structure of the book is really clear (probably as much as the structure of The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide was confusing). It mentions recent studies, but always from a critical angle. Psychedelics are probably not a panacea, but there really is something to them. We need more research, as soon as possible. We have lost enough time since the late 60s. I'm personally especially curious about microdosing: does it work or is it just a placebo?
2018-09-16
Randy Pausch & Jeffrey Zaslow The Last Lecture 2008
(3.75)
According to my notes, I watched the lecture on July 26, 2008. Ten years ago; I would have sworn that it was only 5-7 years ago! Still according to my notes, I found the lecture "interesting" and "it made me think a little". I was apparently happy that Randy Pausch didn't make any mention of religion (I was in my "God Delusion phase" at the time, I guess). The book is a kind of a making-of. In 2018, I don't know what to make of it. It's moving. It's kind of impressive (Pausch died three months after the book was published). It's somewhat inspiring. I guess the way Pausch lived his life and especially the end of it is a reminder that life is short (again...) and that we should live our life accordingly.
2018-09-13
Sénèque De la brièveté de la vie 2013
(4.0)
Version Presses Électroniques de France. Traducteur inconnu. Un court essai écrit en 49 (il y a 1969 ans !), mais qui est toujours d'actualité (esclavagisme et orgies romaines mis à part). J'imagine que la traduction fait beaucoup, mais le texte semble vraiment beaucoup plus récent.
2018-09-12
Milan Kundera Risibles Amours 1986
(3.5)
Publié originellement en 1970. Cette traduction a été revue par Kundera. Il s'agit d'un recueil de textes datant d'avant son premier roman. Je ne sais pas si je l'aurais deviné, mais, le sachant, cela a teinté un peu ma lecture et je dois admettre que j'ai moins aimé ces textes que les romans avec lesquels je suis déjà familier. Je n'ai pas retrouvé le Kundera que j'aime bien et qui mêle avec habileté la fiction, ses connaissance de l'histoire, de l'art et de la musique. On a parfois de la peine à voir la limite entre roman et essai, et c'est ce qui me plaît en général chez lui. C'est beaucoup moins le cas dans ce recueil.
2018-09-11
Johann Hari Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions 2018
(3.75)
I don't know if many books have been written before about the "non-biochemical" causes of depression and anxiety, but this book gives a far more plausible explanation of depression than the chemical imbalance theory. Antidepressants don't work well (or at all, in many cases), so we need a new way to look at things. We can't always fix our problems by taking pills. Hari gives us at least seven solutions or, rather, potential avenues to explore. They're not quick hacks. They're difficult to implement. Some of them will probably come from larger societal changes and not from individual efforts. I will have to process my notes and see if I can actually do something actionable from them.
2018-09-10
James Fadiman The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys 2011
(3.0)
An uneven book. It's a collection of texts written by Fadiman, as well as other persons. It doesn't have a clear structure (at least to me). Fadiman believes in God. Not in a personal god, probably, but it's still a bit unsettling. A large part of the book is about the spiritual/mystical aspect of psychedelics. The part about microdosing was far more intriguing. Many studies about psychedelics were done in the 50s/60s and their quality probably leaves a lot to be desired. We need better books about this topic.
2018-08-02
Jorge Luis Borges The Library of Babel and Other Stories 2017
(3.0)
I got this collection mainly to read "The Library of Babel", so that I could listen to the Borges' Babylon episode of Very Bad Wizards. I'll just link to my review of the episode. To sum it up: I'm not a fan of Borges (yet). After that, I also read "The Garden of Forking Paths", from Collected Fictions. I'm still not convinced...
2018-07-17
Millionaire Mindset Publishing Summary: The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman 2017
(4.0)
I'm rating the summary, here, not the original book by Timothy Ferriss. This is the first time I read a non-free summary of a book since my studies. Conclusion: I'm glad I didn't read the way longer book by Timothy Ferriss (The 4-Hour Body). There are a few interesting pieces of information, maybe even some that will lead me to change something in my life, but this summary confirms what I have been thinking for quite some time: Tim and I are not trying to optimize the same things in our lives; Tim is interested in maximizing performance (and book sales); I'm interested in maximizing health/happiness. Does having more muscle or being able to run a marathon lead to happiness? For some people, certainly. For me? I'm not so sure.
2018-07-15
Susan Cain Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking 2012
(3.5)
This book will probably help me accept the fact that I am introverted and that it's okay, that I don't have to completely change the way I behave. The book itself is rather good, not great. It would have benefited from less "case studies" (i.e. anecdotes) and a more theoretical approach.
2018-06-09
Christopher Hamilton Middle Age 2009
(2.0)
This is a book about Hamilton's personal experience, with a lot of quotes, which touches a bit on middle age. It's not uninteresting, but it was not what I expected.
2018-05-11
Max Tegmark Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence 2017
(3.75)
Having read five books by Ray Kurzweil, I'm quite familiar with artificial intelligence and its consequences. This book focuses on the dangers of AI. Kurzweil was (still is?) an optimist, so it's important to think about what needs to be done, concretely, to make sure we create friendly AIs. To many, it will sound like an exercise in futility (like worrying about overpopulation on Mars, according to Andrew Ng), but I'm now convinced that this is something we really need to get right. And I'm happy that very intelligent people have already been thinking about this problem for years.
2018-05-10
Charles Baudelaire Les Fleurs du mal 1857
(3.25)
Un classique de la poésie. Objectivement, je vois pourquoi il s'agit d'un classique, surtout si on le replace dans le contexte de son époque, mais je ne peux pas dire que beaucoup des poèmes de ce recueil m'aient vraiment touché. Dans un autre style, Paroles de Prévert m'avait paru nettement plus accessible. Cela dit, je n'y connais rien en poésie et il ne s'agit que du deuxième recueil que je lis depuis mes études.
2018-03-29
Milan Kundera Le Rideau 2005
(3.75)
J'ai toujours du plaisir à me plonger dans les essais de Kundera, même si je suis parfois dépassé par toutes les références à des auteurs ou compositeurs qui me sont inconnus. Il a toutefois une manière éclairante de mettre en contexte l'art du roman, ce qui rend ce mode d'expression unique, ce qui le fait traverser les frontières, au-delà des cultures soi-disant nationales. J'aime aussi sa façon de faire des parallèles avec d'autres formes d'art et en particulier avec la musique. Au final, Kundera défend la singularité du roman qui est selon lui seul à pouvoir aussi bien rendre intelligible le monde qui nous entoure, les sociétés, les époques, les évènements historiques, etc., beaucoup plus en interrogeant le monde, la psychologie des personnages, qu'en donnant des réponses toutes faites faisant référence à des systèmes de pensée préexistants.
2018-03-10
Chris MacLeod The Social Skills Guidebook: Manage Shyness, Improve Your Conversations, and Make Friends, Without Giving Up Who You Are 2016
(3.0)
Probably the kind of book I should have read twenty years ago. I'm shy. I've always seen it as a handicap. This book contains good "tips", but I guess they can only go so far in improving one's natural tendencies (personality, genes, etc.).
2018-02-05
Milan Kundera La Fête de l'insignifiance 2014
(3.5)
L'un des livres les plus courts que j'aie lu ces dernières années. Le langage est plus familier que dans les premiers livres de Kundera. Ses thèmes fétiches sont présents : les relations hommes-femmes (du point de vue de l'homme), l'histoire, le communisme, l'humour, etc. Je vais faire une comparaison incongrue, mais ce roman m'a rappelé Lapinot de Trondheim, où l'histoire est secondaire et où ce sont bien les discussions entre les personnages qui sont importantes.
2018-01-28
Armin A. Brott & Jennifer Ash The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be 2015
(3.5)
A bestseller. A bit too US-centric at times, but this was expected. I skipped some parts about insurances, college savings plans, etc. I guess the rest was pretty good for that kind of books. I'll see in April/May whether it's actually useful or not...
2017 14
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2017-12-28
Duane Tudhal Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984 2017
(4.0)
I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I did. I consider myself a harcore Prince fan. I followed him since 1989. His death in 2016 was a traumatic event. There's not much I don't know about his work and in particular about his studio work (official and unofficial). Or so I thought. Tudhal spent more than twenty years doing research for this book (and upcoming books in the same series, I hope), interviewing musicians, engineers, etc. The structure of the book is very clever. It's basically a chronological list of studio sessions, rehearsals, concerts, and major events/releases, but interspersed with relevant bits of interviews, technical details, etc. The list approach really talks to the geek in me and the interviews from different people that were there at the time (1983-84) tell a coherent story. In summary, Prince was a really special musician. I already knew that. We won't see anybody like him again, at least for a very long time. But now I really have a sense of how much time he spent in the studio, days in a row, often all night long (a lot of sessions lasting until 5-6 AM!). That's really impressive. What's also impressive is that some engineers and musicians worked with him in those conditions, some of them answering the phone in the middle of the night and coming to the studio when Prince needed them. Prince had to record music when it was in his head. He was a really hard-working artist.
2017-11-29
Jacques Prévert Paroles 1946
(3.75)
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Le premier recueil de poèmes que j'ai lu depuis très longtemps (depuis les études, en fait). Je n'avais jamais rien lu de Prévert et ne savais pas à quoi m'attendre. J'ai été agréablement surpris par le côté absurde de ses poèmes. Et par son côté antimilitariste et anticlérical. D'un point de vue plus terre à terre, j'ai apprécié pouvoir lire un livre de manière plus découpée. Il n'y a pas vraiment de continuité, hors des thèmes, entre chaque poème. Cela permet de lire un autre livre en parallèle, par exemple. Ce recueil me motive à lire plus de poésie.
2017-10-12
Randall Munroe What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions 2014
(3.5)
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Not a bad book, but I must admit that, after a while, the concept (explained in the subtitle - "serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions") gets a bit repetitive. But, yes, some parts were funny and I even learnt some things (and already forgot many of them!).
2017-09-14
Peter Elsdon Keith Jarrett's The Köln Concert 2012
(3.5)
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It's difficult to judge this book fairly, because I'm not a musician and a couple of chapters are pretty technical. That being said, I'm a Keith Jarrett fan, so it was interesting to read about The Köln Concert in several contexts: jazz in general, the 1970s, Keith Jarrett's other solo albums (Facing You in particular), other pianists' solo recordings (e.g. Chick Corea's), Keith Jarrett's 1975 solo tour, etc. The more "philosophical" discussions such as what it means to improvise (vs compose), what it means for a live performance to be released as an album, etc. were also quite illuminating.
2017-08-26
Yuval Noah Harari Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow 2015
(4.25)
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This is a book I really liked. I heard Yuval Noah Harari on Sam Harris' podcast in March 2017. And then I kept hearing about people reading Sapiens or Homo Deus, so I knew I had to read one of his books... I had completely forgotten about it, but Harari is a vegan, an atheist, and meditates a lot, so I can easily relate to a lot of what he has to say. He also starts his book by mentioning Ray Kurzweil, Aubrey de Grey, and Steven Pinker, people I'm very familiar with, so I was hooked from the very beginning. Now I don't agree with everything he says. This is something I had already noticed during his discussion with Sam Harris, but he uses some words very loosely. For example, he seems to use the word "religion" for "philosophy" and "ideology". I understand why he's doing it, but it doesn't make his point clearer, in my opinion. Just for reference, the word "science" (and related) appears 317 times in the book, "religion" appears 211 times, and "philosophy" appears only 27 times. He also seems to support the non-overlapping magisteria (NOMA) view. I clearly don't agree with him on these points. Contrary to Kurzweil, he knows a lot about history and psychology, so he has quite a different point of view about our future. Whereas Kurzweil is very enthusiastic about uploading our minds to machines and living in virtual worlds, Harari is encouraging us to think about the relationship between intelligence and consciousness, the source of our values (in a world without gods and afterlife), and about how society and politics will work in such a future. Also for reference: Daniel Miessler's summary of the book.
2017-07-31
William B. Irvine A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy 2008
(4.0)
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This very book convinced me that: 1) I really need a philosophy of life 2) stoicism is a good option 3) I'm already doing a lot of things correctly (according to stoicism). These next few months, I hope to "implement" stoicism in a bit more practical and conscious way (using reminders, etc.).
2017-07-04
Voltaire Micromégas 1752
(3.5)
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Je liste Migromégas ici comme livre. Il s'agit plutôt d'un conte. Un conte philosophique, selon Wikipedia. Est-ce également de la science-fiction ? On y parle de science, de visiteurs de Sirus et de Saturne. Donc je dirais que oui, mais l'idée première est bel et bien de "remettre l'être humain à sa place". Il n'est pas le centre de l'univers. L'humour est également présent dans ce conte et il est difficile de ne pas penser en tout cas un peu aux géants de Rabelais.
2017-06-28
Milan Kundera La Plaisanterie 1967
(4.0)
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Il n'y a pas grand-chose que je puisse dire à propos de ce roman qui n'ait pas été déjà dit mille fois. J'aime beaucoup Kundera. La Plaisanterie est son premier roman, que je n'avais pas encore lu. Il s'agissait ici de la traduction française revue par Kundera lui-même. J'ai beaucoup aimé le récit à la première personne, les personnages devenant tour à tour narrateur et leur histoire se rejoignant à la fin. Amour, politique, communisme, tradition, modernisme, vengeance, jeunesse, maturité, musique, etc. Les thèmes sont multiples et il est difficile de ne pas se laisser entraîner par les personnages de ce roman.
2017-05-21
Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1979
(4.0)
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Another classic. But of course very different from Nineteen Eighty-Four, which I read two months ago. This is the first book by Douglas Adams that I read. His style is surprising, in a good way. This is definitely not "serious" science fiction, which I feared would lessen my interest, but it didn't.
2017-04-30
Susan Wolf Meaning in Life and Why It Matters 2010
(3.0)
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I'm not sure I'm convinced by Wolf's argument: "In arguing that meaningfulness is a distinctive dimension of a good life, different from both happiness and moral goodness, and that the concept of meaningfulness is essentially tied to a commitment to objective distinctions in value, I have tried to show the importance of keeping the vocabulary of meaningfulness and value alive, and of not assimilating or reducing these terms to others that we are more comfortable with in both philosophy and popular culture." I will be very (too) brief, but, intuitively, I would say that Wolf's concept of meaningfulness looks like a kind of mix between self-interest and morality, not a distinct dimension. Of course, it's still important to have a concept of a "meaningful life" and Wolf at least tries to give a definition of what "meaningfulness" is in that context, but I'm not sure this book helped me clarify anything. On the contrary, I would say it made me a bit more confused than before.
2017-03-31
George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four 1949
(4.25)
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A classic. The more the story progresses, the more it becomes captivating. The ending chapters grab you by the guts, in a kind of crescendo. Many people say that "Nineteen Eighty-Four" is very relevant today, because, according to them, we're living in a society of surveillance (think Facebook, the NSA, surveillance cameras, etc.), but, for me, what strikes me the most is the similarity between the constant lies of the Party and the constant lies of people such as Donald Trump. Of course, fake news is not a new phenomenon, but it is starting to look more and more like it is described in "Nineteen Eighty-Four".
2017-02-08
James A. Lindsay Life in Light of Death 2016
(3.0)
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I agree with the main message of this book. Life is short. We will die. Really die. No heaven, no persistence of a soul, no resurrection, no reincarnation (the author is an atheist). Even if we manage to live longer and/or to upload our minds to machines, Earth will be destroyed by the Sun at some point in the future. And even if we manage to move to another planetary system and/or galaxy, the universe will most probably die as well. Our time is limited. We have to make the most out of it. Mainly by being kind, being with our loved ones, etc. The message is simple. Almost cheesy. This is not a "how-to" book. This is merely a warning. A reminder. I'm not sure I really learned anything. Also, the part of the book about ethical vegetarianism was pretty bad/baffling: the author seems to completely underestimate the suffering of animals in factory farms and doesn't address the environmental impact of meat.
2017-01-20
Mark Manson The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life 2016
(3.75)
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A welcome reminder that we should care less about many things. And care more about what we value the most. This is not a revolutionary way of looking at things, but a refreshing, less serious perspective on what meditation already taught me. Daniel Miessler has a summary of the book on his site.
2017-01-01
David Le Breton Disparaître de soi: Une tentation contemporaine 2015
(2.5)
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Un sujet intriguant (disparition volontaire ou involontaire de son identité, de ses responsabilités, etc.). Un livre malheureusement un peu répétitif. Je m'attendais aussi à une analyse plus éclairante du rôle de la technologie dans nos sociétés.
2016 12
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2016-12-09
Arthur C. Clarke Childhood's End 1953
(4.0)
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2016-11-17
Amélie Nothomb Les Catilinaires 1995
(3.75)
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2016-11-12
Bernard Stiegler L'emploi est mort, vive le travail ! 2015
(2.0)
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2016-11-08
James A. Lindsay Everybody Is Wrong About God 2015
(3.5)
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2016-10-13
Tiffany Jaquet L'Enfant du placard 2016
(3.5)
2016-10-02
Christophe Barbey Non-militarisation: countries without armies: Identification criteria and first findings 2015
(3.0)
More of a working paper than a book, but received as a printed book, so I'm including it here.
2016-09-28
Sam Harris & Maajid Nawaz Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue 2015
(3.0)
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2016-09-15
Matthieu Ricard Plaidoyer pour les animaux: Vers une bienveillance pour tous 2014
(4.0)
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2016-06-19
Jerry Coyne Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible 2015
(3.75)
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2016-04-24
Milan Kundera L'Insoutenable Légèreté de l'être 1984
(4.25)
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2016-03-01
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Le Petit Prince 1943
(4.0)
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2016-02-23
Michael M. Anissimov Our Accelerating Future: How Superintelligence, Nanotechnology, and Transhumanism Will Transform the Planet 2015
(2.0)
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2015 11
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2015-12-29
Milan Kundera Les Testaments trahis 1993
(4.0)
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2015-12-18
Paul Chiusano & Runar Bjarnason Functional Programming in Scala 2014
(3.75)
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2015-10-03
Amélie Nothomb Hygiène de l'assassin 1992
(2.75)
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2015-09-26
Ralph Leighton & Richard Feynman Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! 1988
(4.0)
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2015-07-19
John Christopher When the Tripods Came 1988
(3.0)
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2015-06-28
John Christopher The Pool of Fire 1968
(3.75)
2015-06-20
John Christopher The City of Gold and Lead 1968
(4.0)
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2015-06-04
John Christopher The White Mountains 1967
(4.0)
2015-05-27
Ben Goldacre Bad Pharma 2012
(4.0)
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2015-03-24
Amélie Nothomb Stupeur et Tremblements 1999
(3.75)
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2015-03-21
François Rabelais Gargantua 1534
(4.0)
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See comments for "Pantagruel".
2014 11
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2014-12-30
Paulo Coelho L'Alchimiste 1988
(2.0)
French translation of "O Alquimista" by Jean Orecchioni.
2014-12-23
Carlo Strenger The Fear of Insignificance: Searching for Meaning in the Twenty-First Century 2011
(4.0)
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2014-10-31
Carl Sagan Cosmos 1980
(4.5)
2014-10-18
Roald Dahl The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl 1991
(4.25)
2014-09-27
Sam Harris Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion 2014
(4.0)
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2014-09-02
Peter Boghossian A Manual for Creating Atheists 2013
(4.0)
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2014-08-11
Albert Camus La Peste 1947
(4.5)
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2014-04-26
Paul Thagard The Brain and the Meaning of Life 2010
(3.5)
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2014-02-27
Peter Hilton, Erik Bakker & Francisco Canedo Play for Scala: Covers Play 2 2013
(4.0)
2014-02-23
Neil A. Fiore The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play 2007
(2.5)
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2014-01-11
Christof Koch Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist 2012
(4.0)
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2013 11
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2013-12-16
Joshua D. Suereth Scala in Depth 2012
(3.5)
2013-12-06
Gilbert Bruchez, Philippe Curdy & François Baillifard Pierres à cupules et autres pierres gravées: Verbier, Bagnes et Entremont 2009
(3.5)
2013-11-21
François Rabelais Pantagruel 1532
(4.0)
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Middle French version, so quite a difficult read. Difficult to rate.
2013-10-21
Amélie Nothomb Métaphysique des tubes 2000
(3.75)
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2013-10-17
Richard Dawkins The Selfish Gene 2006
(4.5)
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30th Anniversary edition.
2013-08-01
Lawrence M. Krauss A Universe from Nothing 2012
(3.75)
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2013-06-07
Ernest Hemingway Le Vieil Homme et la Mer 1952
(4.0)
French translation of "The Old Man and the Sea" by Jean Dutourd.
2013-05-08
Albert Camus Le Mythe de Sisyphe 1942
(3.75)
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2013-03-07
Amélie Nothomb Le Voyage d'hiver 2009
(3.5)
2013-02-19
Bertrand Russell What I Believe 1925
(3.75)
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2013-02-04
Ray Kurzweil How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed 2012
(4.0)
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2012 6
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2012-12-06
Douglas Crockford JavaScript: The Good Parts 2008
(3.25)
2012-11-28
Albert Camus L'Étranger 1942
(4.25)
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2012-11-05
Sam Harris The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values 2010
(4.25)
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2012-09-19
David McRaney You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself 2011
(4.25)
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2012-04-26
Sam Harris Free Will 2012
(4.0)
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2012-04-06
Ben Goldacre Bad Science 2008
(4.25)
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2011 6
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2011-11-14
Derek Sivers Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur 2011
(3.75)
2011-10-20
Sam Harris & Annaka Harris Lying 2011
(3.5)
2011-08-13
Scott Adams God's Debris: A Thought Experiment 2001
(3.5)
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2011-07-08
Vincent Golay & Mix & Remix Institutions politiques suisses 2010
(4.0)
2011-03-20
Martin Odersky, Lex Spoon & Bill Venners Programming in Scala 2008
(4.25)
2011-02-01
Michael Fossel, Greta Blackburn & Dave Woynarowski The Immortality Edge: Realize the Secrets of Your Telomeres for a Longer, Healthier Life 2010
(3.75)
2010 6
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2010-09-27
Daniel Gilbert Stumbling on Happiness 2006
(3.75)
2010-08-30
Simon Singh & Edzard Ernst Trick or Treatment?: Alternative Medicine on Trial 2008
(4.25)
2010-07-01
Dylan Evans Placebo: Mind over Matter in Modern Medicine 2004
(4.25)
2010-06-03
Danielle Fecteau L'effet placebo: Le pouvoir de guérir 2005
(1.5)
2010-04-30
Dave Logan, John King & Halee Fischer-Wright Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization 2008
(3.25)
2010-02-16
Daniel Pennac La Petite Marchande de prose 1990
(4.0)
2009 10
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2009-08-16
Daniel Pennac La fée carabine 1987
(4.0)
2009-06-27
Ray Kurzweil & Terry Grossman Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever 2009
(4.0)
2009-06-12
Daniel Pennac Au bonheur des ogres 1985
(4.0)
2009-05-27
Philippe-Gaston Besson Je suis fatigué mais je ne sais pas pourquoi...!: La fatigue chronique, fléau des temps modernes 2000
(3.25)
2009-05-27
Maurice Chappaz Le garçon qui croyait au paradis 1995
(3.5)
2009-05-18
Ray Kurzweil & Terry Grossman Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough To Live Forever 2004
(4.25)
2009-04-25
Daniel Pennac Chagrin d'école 2007
(4.0)
2009-04-10
Régis Jauffret Asiles de fous 2005
(3.5)
2009-03-27
Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt Ulysse from Bagdad 2008
(4.0)
2009-03-08
Boris Vian L'Automne à Pékin 1947
(4.25)
2008 6
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2008-12-29
Eric van der Vlist, Danny Ayers, Erik Bruchez, Joe Fawcett & Alessandro Vernet Professional Web 2.0 Programming 2006
(2.5)
2008-12-17
Yann Arthus-Bertrand 365 jours pour réfléchir à notre Terre 2006
(3.5)
2008-08-17
Bruce Eckel Thinking In Java 2006
(3.75)
2008-03-24
Douglas Coupland JPod 2006
(3.75)
2008-02-16
Timothy Ferriss The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, And Join The New Rich 2007
(3.75)
2008-01-28
David Allen Getting Things Done: The Art Of Stress-Free Productivity 2002
(4.0)
2007 3
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2007-07-08
Muriel Barbery L'Élégance du hérisson 2006
(4.25)
2007-05-08
Robert-Vincent Joule & Jean-Léon Beauvois Petit traité de manipulation à l'usage des honnêtes gens 2002
(3.25)
Handwritten notes
2007-02-25
Richard Dawkins The God Delusion 2006
(4.0)
2006 3
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2006-10-10
Boris Vian L'Écume des jours 1947
(4.5)
2006-08-20
Ray Kurzweil The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology 2005
(4.0)
2006-05-14
Dan Brown The Da Vinci Code 2003
(3.5)
2005 3
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2005-08-16
Laurent Gaudé Le Soleil des Scorta 2004
(3.5)
2005-06-10
Milan Kundera L'Ignorance 2003
(4.0)
2005-05-22
George Cole The Last Miles: The Music of Miles Davis 1980-1991 2005
(4.25)
2004 2
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2004-09-19
Ray Kurzweil The Age of Spiritual Machines 1999
2004-01-24
Franz Kafka Le Procès 1933
2002 1
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2002-05-04
Paul Tingen Miles Beyond: The Electric Explorations of Miles Davis 1967-1991 2001
2001 1
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
2001-09-26
Franz Kafka Le Château 1938
1999 1
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
1999-??-??
Ian Carr Keith Jarrett: The Man And His Music 1991
1998 1
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
1998-??-??
Miles Davis & Quincy Troupe Miles: L'autobiographie 1991
1996 4
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
1996-09-21
Michel Butor La Modification 1957
1996-07-08
Henri Michaux Plume 1938
1996-07-04
Daniel Pennac Comme un roman 1992
1996-07-01
Milan Kundera L'insoutenable légèreté de l'être 1984
? 2
Date Author Title Year Rating Notes
Arthur C. Clarke 2010 : Odyssée deux 1982
Arthur C. Clarke 2001 : L'Odyssée de l'espace 1968