Sunday, November 04, 2018

James Igoe's Reviews > Nothing That Meets the Eye: The Uncollected Stories of Patricia Highsmith

Nothing That Meets the Eye: The Uncollected Stories of Patricia HighsmithNothing That Meets the Eye: The Uncollected Stories of Patricia Highsmith by Patricia Highsmith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nary an off note, an interesting collection of short stories, the first half earlier light pieces, the seconds half written later, and often a bit darker. A very rewarding read, and personally, the second half was worth the time it took to get to, as I found it more engaging than the first half.

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James Igoe's Reviews > Godel's Proof

Godel's ProofGodel's Proof by Ernest Nagel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Interesting and not terribly written but in a few areas highly repetitive. My background is not deeply mathematical, so maybe I was missing a subtlety here and there, but it seemed to be stating the same meanings over and over, although the bulk of the book was engaging and thought-provoking for someone 'mathy' like myself...

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James Igoe's Reviews > Here

HereHere by Richard McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thought-provoking, contemplative work. It seems at first inconsequential, a book of pictures, but when one is finished, left with a sense of something more weighty, life itself.

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A Journey — if You Dare — Into the Minds of Silicon Valley Programmers

My responses in a NY Times comment section for the book, Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson ...