Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Tried and failed to read GR about a year ago, but I feel better prepared now and am really enjoying it. I love his first two books.
Originally Posted by limping_decorum
One of my favorites from him.
Two more Ross Macdonald books, The Instant Enemy and The Blue Hammer.
I finished it yesterday. It was excellent...you can really feel his presence behind the second season of The Wire.
Currently reading Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov. Should be a hell of a ride.
Springsteen bootlegs from any show on the Darkness Tour in '78, especially some of the radio recordings.
And the Hammersmith Odeon 1975 show that got released with the Born to Run reissue is my favorite live recording ever.
Although to be fair, I watched the entirety of The Wire between a marathon of the first two seasons of BSG and the premiere of the third, so now all other TV shows basically suck and I'm hypercritical.
Originally Posted by Arethusa
Lame. The first four episodes of season 3 were excellent. Then it was twelve episodes of unforgivable garbage.
Yeah, I mean there have been plenty of good episodes in the last season and a half, I just think the show lost its way overall.
Obviously part of this was pressure from NBC/Universal to make some standalone episodes that unfamiliar viewers could get into, but even the story arc episodes have...
As an engineering student, I much prefer having materials in digital form, but I'm also an avid reader and enjoy accumulating books. I would like it if purchasing a book from Amazon included a complimentary ebook download. That way I could read the physical book, keep it on my shelf, and then reference the ebook on my computer for convenience. I'd also be willing to read on something like the Kindle when traveling, just not at the expense of owning the book...