My favourite books
My favourite books include:
- The Enemy; Desmond Bagley
- A spy thriller, with an early biotech edge. Excellent characterization.
- Pashazade, Effendi, and Felaheen; Jon
- A trio of enigmatic cyberpunk novels, with a genetically
- Setting free the bears John Irving
- An amusing and anarchic novel.
- A hidden fire; Br Ramon SSF
- An excellent introductory book on meditative and contemplative
prayer, this is a book that marked a turning-point in my life.
- The Road Less Travelled; M. Scott Peck
- A book on personal growth and the nature of real friendship; a guide
to understanding what it means to be a friend to others and to yourself.
- Fullness of Joy; Br Ramon SSF
- This started as a deep book about joy, grew into a book about death
and eventually into a really deep book about joy. It includes the best
survey I've seen of ideas about what happens at and after (and for that
matter, before) death of the body.
- Black like me; John Howard Griffin
- The deeply moving true story of a white journalist who disguised
himself as a black man to travel through the southern states of the
USA around 1960.
- Love -- A Guide to
Prayer; Bergman and Schwann
- A book of meditations which has for each day a scripture reading, a
devotional commentary, and a point to think and pray (meditate)
- The story of San Michele; Axel Munthe
- The autobiography of a doctor in the early 20th century, with many
strange rambling thoughts and outspoken ideas.
- Genetic programming; John Koza
- On the evolution of Lisp functions to solve given problems.
- Athletic Ability and the Anatomy of Motion; ?
- An excellent explanation of human biomechanics
- Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language; David Crystal
- An fascinating book to keep browsing, covering a wide range of
You can get my lists of books that I have read, in BibTeX format: