Archive for the 'Book reviews' Category

30.03.2014: Summary of reading: January – March 2014
30.12.2013: Summary of reading: October – December 2013
04.10.2013: Summary of reading: July – September 2013
02.07.2013: Summary of reading: April – June 2013
03.04.2013: Summary of reading: January – March 2013
29.12.2012: Summary of reading: October – December 2012
30.09.2012: Summary of reading: July – September 2012
30.06.2012: Summary of reading: April – June 2012
27.05.2012: Book review: “The rational optimist” by Matt Ridley
05.04.2012: Summary of reading: January – March 2012
30.12.2011: Summary of reading: October – December 2011
01.10.2011: Summary of reading: July – September 2011
01.07.2011: Summary of reading: April – June 2011
17.04.2011: Book review: “The Voyage of the Beagle” by Charles Darwin
02.04.2011: Summary of reading: January – March 2011
31.12.2010: Summary of reading: October – December 2010
02.10.2010: Summary of reading: July – September 2010
08.07.2010: Summary of reading: May – June 2010
15.05.2010: Book review: “Time to Kill” by John Grisham
05.05.2010: Book review: “The Power of Babel” by John McWhorter
25.03.2010: Book review: “Marina” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
20.03.2010: Book review: “The Wayward Bus” by John Steinbeck
04.03.2010: Book review: “Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny” by Robert Wright
20.02.2010: Book review: “Shogun” by James Clavell
27.01.2010: Book review: “Matplotlib for Python developers” by Sandro Tosi
25.01.2010: Book review: “Linkers & Loaders” by John Levine
09.01.2010: Book review: “Coders at work” by Peter Seibel
21.12.2009: Book review: “Memory management: Algorithms and Implementation in C/C++” by Bill Blunden
16.12.2009: Book review: “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” by Robert Cialdini
04.12.2009: Book review: “The winter of our discontent” by John Steinbeck
30.11.2009: Book review: “The Practice of Programming” by Kernighan & Pike
07.11.2009: Book review: “2001 – A space odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke
14.10.2009: Book review: “Travels with Charley in search of America” by John Steinbeck
07.10.2009: Book review: “C Interfaces and Implementations” by David R. Hanson
28.09.2009: Book review: “The man who changed everything” by Basil Mahon
14.09.2009: Book review: “Bliss” by O. Z. Livanelli
09.09.2009: Book review: “The count of Monte Cristo” by A. Dumas
04.09.2009: Book review: “The book of numbers” by J. Conway, R. Guy
28.08.2009: Book review: “Natural language processing with Python” by Bird, Klein & Loper
14.08.2009: Book review: “Classic Feynman” by Richard Feynman
08.08.2009: Book review: “Computer Networks 4th edition” by Andrew Tanenbaum
25.07.2009: Book review: “The last lecture” by Randy Pausch
15.07.2009: Book review: “The varieties of scientific experience” by Carl Sagan
10.07.2009: Book review: “Tab electronics guide to understanding Electricity and Electronics” by G. Randy Slone
05.07.2009: Book review: “On the road” by Jack Kerouac
26.06.2009: Book review: “Crystal fire” by M. Riordan and L. Hoddeson
19.06.2009: Book review: “The making of the atomic bomb” by Richard Rhodes
10.06.2009: Book review: “Novellas and stories” by Leo Tolstoy
28.05.2009: Book review: “TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols” by W. Richard Stevens
19.05.2009: Book review: “iWoz – computer geek to cult icon” by Steve Wozniak
07.05.2009: Book review: “Writing Testbenches: Functional Verification of HDL Models” by Janick Bergeron
01.05.2009: Book review: “The man who loved only numbers” by Paul Hoffman
22.04.2009: Book review: “Dreaming in code” by Scott Rosenberg
20.04.2009: Book review: “Flow – the psychology of optimal experience” by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi
25.03.2009: Book review: “In Dubious Battle” by John Steinbeck
16.03.2009: Book review: “Tortilla Flat” by John Steinbeck
01.03.2009: Book review: “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck
28.02.2009: Book review: “The Whisperers” by Orlando Figes
10.02.2009: Book review: “Internetworking with TCP/IP, Vol III” by D.E. Comer, D.L. Stevens
01.02.2009: Book review: “Heavy Sand” by Anatoly Rybakov
27.01.2009: Book review: “To a God Unknown” by John Steinbeck
23.01.2009: Book review: “Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet” by K. Hafner and M. Lyon
11.01.2009: Book review: “The Pastures of Heaven” by John Steinbeck
05.01.2009: Book review: “QED – The strange theory of light and matter” by Richard Feynman
02.01.2009: Book review: “Fathers and Sons” by Ivan Turgenev
26.12.2008: Book review: “The Third Chimpanzee” by Jared Diamond
19.12.2008: Book review: “Border Crosser” by Avner Shur
09.12.2008: Book review: “East of Eden” by John Steinbeck
06.12.2008: Book review: “Beginning game development with Python and Pygame” by Will McGugan
02.12.2008: Book review: “Philosophy: Who Needs It” by Ayn Rand
28.11.2008: Book review: “Jewish children” by Sholem Aleichem
25.11.2008: Book review: “A voyage long and strange” by Tony Horwitz
14.11.2008: Book review: “A Certain Ambiguity: A mathematical novel” by G. Suri and H. Bal
13.11.2008: Book review: “American Prometheus – The triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by K. Bird and M. Sherwin
10.11.2008: Book review: “The State of the Jews” by Theodor Herzl
07.11.2008: Book review: “The Wisdom of Shepherds” by Rhett Ellis
28.10.2008: Book review: “Discourse on the Method…” by René Descartes
14.10.2008: Book review: “The extended phenotype” by Richard Dawkins
08.10.2008: Book review: “Clear and present danger” by Tom Clancy
20.09.2008: Book review: “The odd brain” by Stephen Juan
17.09.2008: Book review: “Perfume” by Patrick Süskind
12.09.2008: Book review: “Programming Pearls” by Jon Bentley
10.09.2008: Book review: “The adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain
14.08.2008: Book review: “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin” by Benjamin Franklin
13.08.2008: Book review: “After Tamerlane” by John Darwin
05.08.2008: Book review: “Rocket Boys” by Homer Hickam
13.07.2008: Book review: “Naked economics” by Charles Wheelan
05.07.2008: Book review: “Genetics for dummies” by Tara Rodden Robinson
25.06.2008: Book review: “Mitla Pass” by Leon Uris
23.06.2008: Book review: “The conquest of the Incas” by John Hemming
12.06.2008: Book review: “After the quake” by Haruki Murakami
09.06.2008: Book review: “Cien años de soledad” by Gabriel García Márquez
05.06.2008: Book review: “The feast of the goat” by Mario Vargas Llosa
28.05.2008: Book review: “Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs” by Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman
23.05.2008: Book review: “The soul of a new machine” by Tracy Kidder
20.05.2008: Book review: “Cannery row” by John Steinbeck
16.05.2008: Book review: “My Michael” by Amos Oz
13.05.2008: Book review: “The Last Templar” by Raymond Khoury
09.04.2008: Book review: “Alexander the great” by Peter Abbott
03.04.2008: Book review: “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
25.03.2008: Book review: “Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoevsky
07.03.2008: Book review: “Uncle Tom’s cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe
04.03.2008: Book review: “The volunteer” by Michael Ross
24.02.2008: Book review: “The origin of species” by Charles Darwin
15.02.2008: Book review: “A thousand splendid suns” by Khaled Hosseini
12.02.2008: Book review: “Stardust” by Neil Gaiman
26.01.2008: Book review: “Everything is illuminated” by Jonathan Safran Foer
24.01.2008: Book review: “A short history of the United States” by Edward Channing
20.01.2008: Book review: “War and peace” by Leo Tolstoy
08.01.2008: Book review: “Wisdom of the pretzel” by Ilan Heitner
22.12.2007: Book review: “The grapes of wrath” by John Steibeck
10.12.2007: Book review: “The hummus king and the bathtub queen” by Ilan Heitner
08.12.2007: Book review: “The Haj” by Leon Uris
30.11.2007: Book review: “Galapagos” by Kurt Vonnegut
27.11.2007: Book review: “Suite Francaise” by Irene Némirovsky
02.11.2007: Book review: “The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes” by Arthur Conan Doyle
09.10.2007: Book review: “The 25 Best Time Management Tools & Techniques” by P. Dodd and D. Sundheim
03.10.2007: Book review: “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
28.09.2007: Book review: “Beautiful Code”, edited by Andy Oram & Greg Wilson
26.09.2007: Book review: “The adventures of Sherlock Holmes” by Arthur Conan Doyle
07.09.2007: Book review: “Q & A” by Vikas Swarup
26.08.2007: Book review: “The Undercover Economist” by Tim Harford
18.08.2007: Book review: “Mila 18″ by Leon Uris
10.08.2007: Book review: “The equation that couldn’t be solved” by Mario Livio
09.08.2007: Book review: “The memory keeper’s daughter” by Kim Edwards
20.07.2007: Book review: “Countdown to Spanish” by Gail Stein
06.07.2007: Book review: “The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins
30.06.2007: Book review: “The Elements of Style” by W. Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
22.06.2007: Book review: “Hackers” by Steven Levy
09.06.2007: Book review: “The mystery of capital” by Hernando De Soto
29.05.2007: Book review: “The story of language” by Charles L. Barber
12.05.2007: Book review: “Road fever” by Tim Cahill
09.05.2007: Book review: “The emergence of man” by John Pfeiffer
04.05.2007: Book review: “A tale of two cities” by Charles Dickens
23.04.2007: Book review: “Big Bang” by Simon Singh
16.04.2007: Book review: “Ruby Cookbook” by L. Carlson and L. Richardson
14.04.2007: Book review: “The mismeasure of man” by Stephen Jay Gould
05.04.2007: Book review: “Freakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
25.03.2007: Book review: “Billions & Billions” by Carl Sagan
23.03.2007: Book review: “Space” by James Michener
06.12.2006: Book review: “Straying from the flock” by Alexander Elder
01.12.2006: Book review: “Objectivism: The philosophy of Ayn Rand” by Leonard Peikoff
27.11.2006: Book review: “The Son Of The Wolf” by Jack London
21.11.2006: Book review: “One for the road” by Tony Horwitz
12.11.2006: Book review: “Call of the wild” by Jack London
09.11.2006: Book review: “RTL Hardware design using VHDL” by Pong P. Chu
03.11.2006: Book review: “Lonely planet: Tramping in New Zealand” by Jim DuFresne
28.10.2006: Book review: “Blue Latitudes” by Tony Horwitz
23.10.2006: Book review: “How the mind works” by Steven Pinker
20.10.2006: Book review: “Triple your reading speed” by Wade Cutler
15.10.2006: Book review: “Nine princes in Amber” by Roger Zelazny
13.10.2006: Book review: “Animal farm” by George Orwell
06.10.2006: Book review: “The Dante club” by Matthew Pearl
01.10.2006: Book review: “Hackers’ tales” by Dr K
15.09.2006: Book review: “Genome” by Matt Ridley
13.09.2006: Book review: “Win32 Perl Programming: The Standard Extensions” by Dave Roth
31.08.2006: Book review: “Out of control” by Kevin Kelly
24.08.2006: Book review: “Russian Debutante’s Handbook” by Gary Shteyngart
16.08.2006: Book review: “In a sunburned country” by Bill Bryson
09.08.2006: Book review: “Inside the Aquarium” by Victor Suvorov
08.08.2006: Book review: “The hunchback of Notre-Dame” by Victor Hugo
07.08.2006: Book review: “Higher Order Perl” by Mark Jason Dominus
06.08.2006: Book review: “El maestro de esgrima” by Arturo Pérez Reverte
21.07.2006: Book review: “Capitalism, an unknown ideal” by Ayn Rand
05.07.2006: Book review: “Best of Ruby Quiz” by James Gray
30.06.2006: Book review: “Broca’s brain” by Carl Sagan
23.06.2006: Book review: “Australia and NZ on a shoestring” by Lonely Planet
09.06.2006: Book review: “The world is flat” by Thomas L. Friedman
01.06.2006: Book review: “Crime and punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky
28.05.2006: Book review: “Collapse” by Jared Diamond
22.05.2006: Book review: “Journey to the center of the earth” by Jules Verne
13.05.2006: Book review: “If there’s heaven” by Ron Leshem
10.05.2006: Book review: “Thinking strategically” by A. Dixit and B. Nalebuff
04.05.2006: Book review: “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert
25.04.2006: Book review: “The Ruby way” by Hal Fulton
20.04.2006: Book review: “The mists of Avalon” by Marion Zimmer Bradley
27.03.2006: Book review: “The picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde
26.03.2006: Book review: “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis
22.03.2006: Book review: “Programming Ruby, 2nd Ed.” by Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt
18.03.2006: Book review: “Doctor Zhivago” by Boris Pasternak
17.03.2006: Book review: “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi
16.03.2006: Book review: “Test driven development by example”, Kent Beck
03.03.2006: Book review: “The seven daughters of Eve” by Brian Sykes
26.02.2006: Book review: “The Russians” by Hedrick Smith
17.02.2006: Book review: “Queen Margot” by Alexandre Dumas
02.02.2006: Book review: “Mrs. Dalloway” by Virginia Woolf
30.01.2006: Book review: “The selfish gene” by Richard Dawkins
27.01.2006: Book review: “The catcher in the rye” by J. D. Salinger
15.01.2006: Book review: “The kite runner” by Khaled Hosseini
11.01.2006: Book review: “Guns, germs and steel” by Jared Diamond
06.01.2006: Book review: “Perl best practices” by Damian Conway
27.12.2005: Book review: “Monday begins on saturday” by A & B Strugatsky
23.12.2005: Book review: “The virtue of selfishnes” by Ayn Rand
16.12.2005: Book review: “A Russian novel” by Meir Shalev
09.12.2005: Book review: “Touching the void” by Joe Simpson
09.12.2005: Book review: “Moon palace” by Paul Auster
29.11.2005: Book review: “Contact” by Carl Sagan
27.11.2005: Book review: “The blind watchmaker” by Richard Dawkins
18.11.2005: Book review: “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden
14.11.2005: Book review: “A pale blue dot” by Carl Sagan
13.11.2005: Book review: “A balcony in Nepal” by Sally Olds
07.11.2005: Book review: “Phra Farang” by Phra Peter Pannapadipo
06.11.2005: Book review: “A fire upon the deep” by Vernor Vinge
05.11.2005: Book review: “We the living” by Ayn Rand
29.09.2005: Book review: “The three musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas
26.09.2005: Book review: “Brain Building” by Marilyn Vos Savant
19.09.2005: Book review: “Embedded Microprocessor Systems” by S. Ball
02.09.2005: Book review: “To Kill a Mockingbird ” by Harper Lee
26.08.2005: Book review: “The demon haunted world” by Carl Sagan
09.08.2005: Book review: “The sum of all fears” by Tom Clancy
07.08.2005: Book review: “Designing embedded hardware” by John Catsoulis
29.07.2005: Book review: “Selected works of Alexander S. Pushkin”
22.07.2005: Book review: “Los caminos de Mitan” by Luis G Prado
15.07.2005: Book review: “Shadows of forgotten ancestors” by Carl Sagan
12.07.2005: Book review: “Yo Robot” by Isaac Asimov
01.07.2005: Book review; “NLP: the new technology” by NLP Comprehensive
23.06.2005: Book review: “Perl 6 and Parrot essentials, 2nd edition”
19.06.2005: Book review: “AI for Game Developers” By D. Bourg, G. Seeman
18.06.2005: Book review: “Master and Margarita” by M. Bulgakov
13.06.2005: Book review: “The pocket guide to Thailand” by Berlitz
09.06.2005: Book review: “Anthem” by Ayn Rand
05.06.2005: Book review: “Dragons of Eden” by Carl Sagan
03.06.2005: Book review: “Fundacion” by Isaac Asimov
02.06.2005: Book review: “Around the world in 80 days” by Jules Verne
27.05.2005: Book review: “Mastering algorithms with Perl”
23.05.2005: Book review: “Effective Perl” by J.N. Hall and R. Schwartz
15.05.2005: Book review: “The double helix” by James Watson
12.05.2005: Book review: “The hunt for Red October” by Tom Clancy
05.05.2005: Book review: “Chess skill in man and machine” by Peter Frey
04.05.2005: Book review: “Der falsche Nero” by Lion Feuchtwanger
29.04.2005: Book review: “Aventuras de Arthur Gordon Pym” by E.A. Poe
27.04.2005: Book review: “War of the worlds” by H.G. Wells
24.04.2005: Book review: “Cosmos” by Carl Sagan
15.04.2005: Book review: “Spanish ballad” by Lion Feuchtwanger
09.04.2005: Book review: “The Moral Animal” by Robert Wright
25.03.2005: Book review: “Mysterious Island” by Jules Verne
22.03.2005: Book review: “Harry Potter y la camara secreta”
21.03.2005: Book review: “Masters of Doom” by David Kushner
20.03.2005: Book review: “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel
14.03.2005: Book review: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand
08.03.2005: Book review: “Expert C Programming” by Peter van der Linden
03.03.2005: Book review: “Perl Medic” by Peter J. Scott
18.02.2005: Book review: “How to win friends and influence people”
17.02.2005: Book review: “The pragmatic programmer” by Hunt and Thomas
08.02.2005: Book review: “A walk to remember” by Nicholas Sparks
06.02.2005: Book review: “Feeling good” by David Burns
30.01.2005: Book review: “Digital Fortress” by Dan Brown
28.01.2005: Book review: “Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo
27.01.2005: Book review: “Complete digital design” by Mark Balch
21.01.2005: Book review: “Eugene Onegin” by A.S. Pushkin
14.01.2005: Book review: “Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal”
09.01.2005: Book review: “C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3″
19.12.2004: Book review: “A short history of nearly everything ” by Bill Bryson
05.12.2004: Book review: “The Wedding” by Nicholas Sparks
28.11.2004: Book review: “A random walk down Wall Street” by B. Malkiel
21.11.2004: “TPJ’s Computer Science & Perl Programming” ed. Jon Orwant
12.11.2004: Book review: “Dubliners” by James Joyce
11.11.2004: Book review: “Spanish with Michel Thomas” by Michel Thomas
09.11.2004: Book review: “VHDL Coding Styles …” by Ben Cohen
05.11.2004: Book review: “Signals and Systems, made ridiculously simple”
28.10.2004: Book review: “Metamath: the quest for Omega” by G. Chaitin
13.10.2004: Book review: “Diamond chariot” by Boris Akunin
08.10.2004: Book review: “Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid”
03.10.2004: Book review: “Think and grow rich” by Napoleon Hill
26.09.2004: Book review: “Norwegian wood” by Haruki Murakami
21.09.2004: Book review: “Surely you’re joking, Mr. Feynman!”
20.09.2004: Book review: “Successful Lisp” by David Lamkins
09.09.2004: Book review: “The curious incident…” by Mark Haddon
06.09.2004: Book review: “Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown
29.08.2004: Book review: “Don Quixote” by Miguel Cervantes
29.07.2004: Book review: “Technical Analysis …” by J. Murphy
16.07.2004: Book review: “Fool’s experience or the key to enlightens” by
08.07.2004: Book review: “Getting things done” by David Allen
25.06.2004: Book review: “My family right or wrong” by Ephraim Kishon
16.06.2004: Book review: “Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance” by Robert Pirsig
08.06.2004: Book review: “Extreme Programming explained” by Kent Beck
30.05.2004: Book review: “The power of your subconscious mind” by Murphy
18.05.2004: Book review: “Efficient C++: Performance Programming Techniques” by Bulka & Mayhew
09.05.2004: Book review: “High st@kes, no prisoners” by Charles Ferguson
01.05.2004: Book review: “The Odyssey” by Homer
27.04.2004: Book review: “Free to choose” by Milton and Rose Friedman
15.04.2004: Book review: “The art of UNIX programming” by Eric Raymond
31.03.2004: Book review: “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
26.03.2004: Book review: “The Flanders Panel” by Arturo Perez Reverte
19.03.2004: Book review: “Resurrection” by Leo Tolstoy
17.03.2004: “Programming Embedded systems in C and C++” by Michael Barr
07.03.2004: Book review: “Who moved my cheese” by Spencer Johnson
01.03.2004: Book review: “Living to tell the tale” by Gabriel G. Marquez
20.02.2004: Book review: “Code complete” by Steve McConnell
19.02.2004: Book review: “Hidden order …” by David Friedman
27.01.2004: Book review: “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville
20.01.2004: Book review: “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand
18.01.2004: Book review: “Peopleware” by DeMarco and Lister
06.01.2004: Book review: “How to read a book” by M. Adler, C. Van Doren
29.12.2003: Book review: “Refactoring” by Martin Fowler
26.12.2003: Book review: “Eleven minutes” by Paulo Coelho
16.12.2003: Book review: “The Da Vinci code” by Dan Brown
12.12.2003: Book review: “Neuromancer” by William Gibson
09.12.2003: Book review: “Effective STL” by Scott Myers
28.11.2003: Book review: “Men from Mars, women from Venus” by John Gray
17.11.2003: Book review: “The ambassadors” by Henry James
23.10.2003: Book review: “Finite and infinite games” by James Carse
16.10.2003: Book review: “Man and woman – intimate life” by S. Shnabl
03.10.2003: Book review: “The CASHFLOW quadrant” by Robert Kyosaki
02.10.2003: Book review: “The mythical man month” by Fred Brooks
01.10.2003: Book review: “Lola” by Loreto de Miguel and Alba Santos
23.09.2003: Book review: “Secrets of the Jewish brain” by Eran Katz
21.09.2003: Book review: “Anna Karenina” by Lev Tolstoy
12.09.2003: Book review: “C++ in action” by Bartosz Milewski
31.08.2003: Book review: “Stock market for beginners”, by S. Simonovsky
26.08.2003: Book review: “A few quick words of love”, by Dina Rubina
25.08.2003: Book review: “Math. puzzles and diversions” by M. Gardner
14.08.2003: Book review: “Patterns of software” by Richard Gabriel
26.07.2003: Book review: “Artificial Life” by Steven Levy
22.07.2003: Book review: “Pride and prejudice” by Jane Austen
07.07.2003: Book review: “How to stop worrying…” by Dale Carnegie
03.07.2003: Book review: “The age of innocence” by Edith Wharton
26.06.2003: Book review: “The code book” by Simon Singh
01.06.2003: Book review – Brave new world (by A. Huxley)
13.05.2003: Book review – The Designer’s Guide to VHDL (by P. Ashenden)
10.05.2003: Book review: 451 Fahrenheit (by Ray Bradbury)
09.05.2003: Book review: “Enigma: The battle for the code”