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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Cryptonomicon

Peter Young, January 1, 2013

Cryptonomicon begins with a real time haiku, and journeys from pre-WWII to post-today, showcasing Stephenson's rich imagination throughout. It's big, but exhilarating all the way. You will meet characters having roots in the Baroque Cycle and learn how PGP works, and why it has to.
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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage) by Christopher McDougall
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)

Peter Young, September 2, 2011

Personal experiences, scientific studies, mythological runners and races. It was hard to read because every few pages I was inspired to go out for a run. If you run, you'll love it. If you don't run, you soon will.
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The Right Mistake: The Further Philosophical Investigations of Socrates Fortlow by Walter Mosley
The Right Mistake: The Further Philosophical Investigations of Socrates Fortlow

Peter Young, April 6, 2011

Despite occasional horrific violence, Walter Mosely, in the person of Socrates Fortlow, shares truths we all need to recognize. And he makes it go down easy.
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Infinite Jest: A Novel by David Foster Wallace
Infinite Jest: A Novel

Peter Young, January 2, 2011

Wallace was clearly a tortured artist, a great talent. A huge complex of interwoven stories told by myriad voices in sentences that sometimes span whole pages, but that make easy sense. It was great fun to read. Beware that you will need to set aside a month or two. It's worth it.
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The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch
The Highest Tide

Peter Young, June 27, 2008

Combining descriptions like James Lee Burke, albeit of the tidal flats rather than the Bayou, phrasing to match Richard Powers, characters reminiscent of John Irving's, and the story telling power of Norman McClean, Jim Lynch's The Highest Tide is a very good beginning. We want some more.
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