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Originally posted by Ritika Saxena:
Is there anyone here who has read some auto-biographies or biographies...


Of people...
  • The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth by Paul Hoffman
  • Atlas: From the Streets to the Ring - A Son's Struggle to Become a Man by Teddy Atlas with Peter Alson
  • William Burroughs: El Hombre Invisible by Barry Miles
  • Miles by Miles Davis
  • Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel (also available as an illustrated version)

  • Of things (and the people associated with them)...
  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
  • ENIAC: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the World's First Computer by Scott McCartney
  • Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem by Simon Singh and John Lynch

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    EFH:

    Jonathan Saffran Foer:
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    Everything is Illuminated


    But did you like the books??
     
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    Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
    EFH:

    Jonathan Saffran Foer:
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    Everything is Illuminated


    But did you like the books??



    Yes. I just finished ELAIC a week or two ago; I'm meaning to write a review as soon as life permits.
     
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    Yes. I just finished ELAIC a week or two ago; I'm meaning to write a review as soon as life permits.

     
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    Originally posted by Sonny Gill:
    I am not very familiar with Oddysy or other ancient Greek litrature, so I really enjoyed getting to know the Greek characters.

    I read the Iliad just before reading Illium, so it seemed a bit strange - the change from classical mythology to sci-fi was quite jarring, especially when they focus on the same characters. I don't think it was a particularly bad book, but just that it didn't seem to be the finished product. Given a bit of polishing off it could be quite cool.
     
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    Originally posted by Ritika Saxena:
    Is there anyone here who has read some auto-biographies or biographies. I haven't read any but I these days I am getting interested in them

    A good one I read recently is Surely You're Joking, Mr.Feynman!. Its not so much an autobiography as a collection of short writings by Richard Feynman, lunatic and physicist. Feynman is very funny and could probably have made a good living as a comedian if he hadn't have been a bit busy winning the Nobel Prize. Highly amusing, and you don't need to know much physics to read it.
     
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    Originally posted by Dave Lenton:
    A good one I read recently is Surely You're Joking, Mr.Feynman!. Its not so much an autobiography as a collection of short writings by Richard Feynman, lunatic and physicist. Feynman is very funny and could probably have made a good living as a comedian if he hadn't have been a bit busy winning the Nobel Prize. Highly amusing, and you don't need to know much physics to read it.



    True. Last week I read good review about his two books. I am looking for his books.
     
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