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Brandon Sanderson: The Final Empire (2007, Tor Fantasy) 4 stars

Experiencing an epiphany within the most daunting prison of the monstrous Lord Ruler, half-Skaa Kelsier …

It's so goooood

5 stars

There's not a book in the whole Cosmere I've read that I didn't love, but this is always where I suggest newcomers start. It has a way of gripping you and dragging you through the book to make sure you finish, and then you're hooked.

Daniel Quinn: Ishmael (Paperback, 1995, Bantam) 4 stars

Ishmael is a 1992 philosophical novel by Daniel Quinn. The novel examines the hidden cultural …

Excellent book

5 stars

Best book you'll ever read about a man and a gorilla having a series of borderline telepathic conversations about the nature of man as an animal.

It views human behavior through the lens of animal behavior as observed in nature, and it makes a lot of sense. It makes some of our worse traits like a capacity for war and murder seem reasonable if not necessarily excusable.

Miran Lipovača: Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! (2012, No Starch Press) 4 stars

Great way to get started

5 stars

Haskell is a rather unusual programming language compared to what most people learn starting out. It's not that hard to use, but it can be difficult to teach it in an approachable, digestible way, and this book did that. I've heard some say it's not quite enough to fully grasp it, so you may want to supplement with something extra, but I think it's a great start.