Cryptonomicon

Neal Stephenson

( 1999 ) ISBN: 0-380-97346-4

The book follows a handful of characters through WWII and in parallel their descendants in present times. Drawing parallels and deep contrasts between entrepreneurs of the internet age with soldiers of WWII. The historical accuracy of this book is stunning, and the humanity of the characters is inspiring. A must read for any entrepreneur, this book will put things in perspective for you.
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Action

10 / 10
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Characters

10 / 10
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Nerdiness

8 / 10
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Plot Flow

10 / 10
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First Startup

Wool

Hugh Howey

For once science fiction that happens under ground instead of outer space. A pretty good book that focuses more on people and less on technology, almost to a fault. Absolutely earns the right to be in the top hundred science fiction books ever written.

The Pleasure Of My Company

Steve Martin

Who knew Steve martin wrote books? Even better, who knew they were a pleasure to read. This book is light and feel good.

Rain Storm

Barry Eisler

When I read this it was the third and final book in the John Rain series, so there is a bit of a conclusion here.

11/22/63

Stephen King

Stephen King's book about time travel and the assassination of JFK by Lee Oswald is very good writing applied to a very poor and tired plot. Also was he paid by the CIA to write this as fictional propaganda?