6 comments on “Books Of 2018

  1. A bit off your topic but these have made a lasting impression:

    Johnny Mercer: We Were Warriors. I don’t think I’ve cried so much since my mother died. He’s a good guy who needs a bit of guidance and the ASI should spend time with him.

    I’m close to finishing Battleworn, Chantelle Taylor’s experience of one of her tours in Afghanistan. A great fuck off to those who think women can’t cope in the front line as well as being a good insight in to the tedium of war.

  2. The 2017 novel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine made me laugh again and again. Maybe I should read novels more often.

  3. Just finished an Economics book Tim recommended earlier in the year – Hazlitt’s Economics in One Lesson.

    It’s a good introduction to everything politicians are still doing wrong today.

  4. Was the discworld still digestible by number 36? I have to say I gave up at about #9 first time around. Am reading again, and getting all the adult jokes I missed last time (the “Big Bang Theory” made me LOL), but also seeing some of the same weaknesses (and stories) repeating themselves, almost Mills’n’Boon fashion. Should I read the whole lot?

  5. “The art of the good life”, by Rolf Dobelli.

    Present from my boss when I had my hospitalization earlier this year. Most of this genre is now written by shitlords who claim to know the secret to everything in their mid-20s, but this one is good.

  6. Bad Blood:Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Starup by John Carreyou.

    Entrepreneurship and capitalism is great, but while enthusiasm is good in an entrepreneur sometimes they’re just blowing smoke. There are reasons investors should engage in due diligence. Interesting to read about what can happen when they don’t.

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