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knewman511 has commented on (2) products.

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow
The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

knewman511, November 6, 2013

The Drunkard's Walk takes you through some startling revelations about how you view your very own life. How does probability and randomness rule? And can you really understand randomness? Although some of the stories as well as the studies are written in nomenclature that most readers, who have maybe never been in the research world or aren't familiar with anatomical terms, another read through and you can understand what's being said.
It's interesting to take your beliefs of what you think randomness is or isn't and see how it unfolds before your eyes. You could be right all along or terribly wrong. That's what makes this such an interesting read; it pertains to life in every way.
This book is a great read. Not one of the easiest to read, but it's educational. Most of all, this book really makes you think.
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The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The Eye of the World

knewman511, October 30, 2013

As I have read Tolkien before, I knew that getting into these kind of series can be hard; even after watching the movies. But the way the Jordan writes takes you right into the stories. His small details seem to create a literary world that you can see as well.
The complexity of the world, the histories he writes for the world is just all consuming. He provides an index in the back just in case you think "Who the hell is that" OR "What are they referring to???"
I could hardly put this book down and am so excited to read the rest of the series. And then while reading the series, being introduced to a new author and diving into his writing.
Great, easy read and just perfect for fall/winter days to cuddle up by the fire with.
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