Books I've read and would like to read.

Should I use this to post reviews? []Should I use goodreads? Should I just host on my website? What would be good for me?

hr giger

zdzislaw beksinski

read trigun - not just watch

dai dark: from q hayashida

hunter s thompson: fear and loathing

demon lord dante!

devilman! original.

junji ito: no longer human. (dazai adaptation?)

junji ito: smashed.

a little life

red mars kim stanley robinson

streaming systems: data processing book

steal this book: abbie hoffman

about face: by alan cooper

computers and the world of the future: martin greenberger

alas, babylon: pat frank

Code as Creative Medium

Shantaram: Gregory David Roberts

What people are for: wendell berry

what girls are good for: david blixt

Economy and pleasure: from something


k-on!! watched some of this. great

girls' last tour


BBC: In Our Time. on famous math works

wayne, emerson student film


rozencrantz guildenstern


wristcutter: a love story

the rules of attaction


my dinner with andre


valerie a tyden divu

na srebrnym globie

the taste of tea

cat soup

black moon

(see xxiivv wiki for more)

inio asana

what a wonderful world! seinen by inio asano

nijigahara holograph: seinen manga by inio asana

dead dead demon's dededede destruction: inio asano



work by mitsuo aida: 'poet of zen'

serial experiments lain

ai to makoto

20th century boys

made in abyss


brooks headley's fancy desserts

ghost world: daniel clowes

range: why generalists triumph in a specialized world

believers: naoki yamamoto

homunculus: hideo yamamoto

utsurun desu: sensha yoshida

ushijima the loan shark

uzumaki: junji ito

john williams: stoner

gyo: junji ito

i am a hero: kengo hanazawa

why greatness cannot be planned: the myth of the objective

beyond good and evil: friedrich nietzsche

3 body problem

sapiens: yuval noah harari


karl jung?

detransition, baby: torrey peters

godel escher bach

[Soft Science]


[valis] : phillip k dick


[Drive On (The Hollyridge Press Chapbook Series): Gabriel, Richard P.: 9780975257388: Books]

[Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-4A Boxed Set, The | InformIT]

[the folk art of japanese cooking]

the machineries of joy: Ray Bradbury


[the body keeps the score: child trauma and adult health]

black hat python: python for pen testers


































[]classic os book







[book on how doom was developed, looks cool too!]



[working in public: maintaining open source software]






[]-- practice literate programming in daily life.

[]movie not book i guess

[Wristcutters] : a love story. movie


i am heath ledger





yokai watch

the 15:17 to paris

the farewell

the last black man in san francisco

ten years

full metal jacket

cowboy bebop

samurai champloo

to read:

  • noise



[]being mortal:: atul gawande, surgery, medicine

[]palestine: joe sacco

[]kurt busiek: marvels

[]gene luen yang: american born chinese

[]Jimmy Corrigan: the smartest kid on earth. chris ware

ghost world

[]charles burns: black hole

[]william gibson: neuromancer

[] the league of extraordinary gentlemen. marvel anti-heroes, but with historical figures we already believe to be the good guys. similar to alan moore's watchman evaulation of the anti hero, but sets you up with preconceived notions of his subjects

[]batman the killing joke

[] transmetropolitan, a journalist dragged back into the thick of it

[]manga for kids about a dinosaur navigating the world : ' )



[]berserk i guess


[]Y, the last man

[]No Guns Life




deiter rams: the complete works. claus kemp

deiter rams' 10 principles of good design, apparently on vimeo

the work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility and other writings on media: walter benjamin

futura: the artist's monograph


20th century boys

Tokyo Tribes


Battle Angel Alita

Koduko no Gourmet

blind man's bluff: untold story of american submarine espionage

neuromancer, gibson -- some of the goodreqads reviews are absolutely incredibly written, actually

superlife: on superfoods and fitness. Darin Olien

check out things by isaac asimov! incl. 'the widowers club'

contact high: a visual history of hip hop

doug dubois: my last day at seventeen

haruki murakami: men without women

mastery: george leonard

Crary: 24/7 book

Keller Easterling: Extra statecraft: the power of infrastructure pace

Marx: Capital

Kant: Critique of pure reason

Effective Altruism

Doing Good Better: earning to give.

Personal space: Dylan Gins (@_dylangins on ig)

book: xchg rax,rax - assembly riddles

Range: david epstein. book about generalism

waste tide: chen qiufan

thinking fast and slow: daniel kahneman

Exhalation: ted chiang

Flights: olga tokarczuk

outline: rachel cusk

ice: anna kaven

naussicaa: manga

@migrant_journal issues

[deep work]: rules for focused success


[the flowers of evil]

[domu: a child's dream]


[ichi the killer]

[andy grove::only the paranoid survive]

[the new media reader]

[six memos for the next millenium]


ruth ware

cakes and ale, of human bondage: Maugham

Piranesi, Hamnet!

10:04: Ben Lerner

Letters to Vera! -- incredible quotes and experience

Pale Fire


a canticle for leibowitz

[kon-tiki, a record across the pacitic ocean by raft]

[your illustrated guide to becoming one with the universe]

[go nuts w merveilles recs]

neon genesis evangelion: look into SEELE things




love, kurt: the vonnegut love letters

abandon me: melissa febos

The Group novel; also one by one? read more!

Piranesi book




an incredible navigation of dystopia in a world as a city

Scott Pilgrim

Such a joyful adventure! Follows a kid out of college and two old to grow up as he battles his new girlfriend's evil exes and navigates regrets, living without limits and his future. Thematic exploration changes with the art style.

Ghost in the Shell

Far too hard to follow. Gave up on it.




[Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game]




code as a creative medium :: MIT book

[speculating futures]: hopeful dystopia



[]the bookstore!

[the bread book :: a free society for everyone!]

[game engine black book]

[writing a programming book]



machiavelli what we got wrong



[Reading List & Book Reviews • Chad Mazzola]

[Reading List]

[Monthly Update]

[The Matter of Facts | The MIT Press]


Other Resources






[Is Tom Stoppard's Arcadia the greatest play of our age? | The Independent]

[Reading List & Book Reviews • Chad Mazzola]

[Havel, Power of the Powerless, 1978]

[]book recommendations!


[programming book recommendations]






the war of art

[Berserk (manga) - Wikipedia]

[Battle Angel Alita - Wikipedia]

[Biomega (manga) - Wikipedia]

[Knights of Sidonia - Wikipedia]

[Gon (manga) - Wikipedia]

[Akira | Manga -]

[Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind) | Manga -]

[Abara | Manga -]

Jane Austen: Mansfield Park

Aldous Huxley: Island. Parallels 'brave new world'!

TODO [[][Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World by Zahra Hankir]]

Captured On: [2020-10-28 Wed 22:24]

TODO [[][Functional Differential Geometry | The MIT Press]]

highly recommended modern programming book

Captured On: [2020-10-18 Sun 20:39]

TODO [[][Functional Differential Geometry | The MIT Press]]

Captured On: [2020-10-18 Sun 20:39]

TODO [[][Alice's Adventures in Numberland]]

Captured On: [2020-10-18 Sun 20:41]


[] {Web Design} incredible web design and advertisement for a book!

The haunting of hill house: shirley jackson

[]list of book recs

[]rekka bell book recommendations!

[]book recs


[]{Getting Things Done}

[]{Getting Things Done}

  • permanent record, edward snowden
  • pleaant reads
  • nausea, jean-paul sartre
  • do androids dream of electric sheep? philip k. dick
  • generation ecstasy, simon reynolds
  • stay sexy & don't get murdered: the definitive how-to guide, karen kilgariff & georgia hardstark



[]early view of universal history : ' )



[mating by norman rush]

[] {Getting Things Done}


[] no idea what this is tbh


[] book recs: i only have time for so many though...


[a people's history of computing in the united states]

antifragile and other books by the same author

to fisit: horsetail falls during the firefall

go camping !! big schloss. beautiful

movie: Silence (2016)

disco elysium apparently has super good game mecahnics design

recipe: black sesame chocolate gateu (@_nthea recipe?)

[]this bookshelf is an incredible source of inspiration

[excellent classic book recommendations and noble goal.]

[i am a hungry ghost]: an article and corresponding, in-depth book on addiction, craving and resolving it

[Bullshit Jobs]: a reflection of much of the software engineering process. shows why automation has led to pointless employment rather than a smaller work week.

[]recommended by sibling

convenience store woman

i love the flow and repetition of this book. the way the old woman with the cane is mentioned three times before. taking the piss is an interesting phrase, and i didnt particularly like the overdescriptive introduction, but i loved the arc back to normalcy that the book provided - the convenience store was right, and sometimes we must trend back to comfort, even if comfort is a different convenience store in a different place. i'm glad those cute literary tricks were ported through the translation but given some passages that seem kind of strange i sense there are many more in the original japanese - there seems to be some interesting playing with names, and addressing people in different ways in different contexts, that doesn't come through because we don't have the robust honorific system of Japan.

i wasn't a fan of the Shiraha character and feel that a more mixed influence rather than one decidedly negative may have been helpful to propel the story forwarda, because denying things that were positive influences as well for the convenience store, perhaps, may have made the return to normalcy more impactful, as we see that her experience with Shiraha is decidedly negative. phrases like taking the piss are interesting, as well as the choice to translate greetings in some places but use only a phonetic translation in others. i love the description of *feeling* the convenience store, feeling at home, trying to accommodate others to fit in, using food as a resource rather than a temptation, and developing as a result from influences around us. some

key learnings (lmfao): i disagree with 'not betraying your nature' philosophy and with 'conforming to society', the third path being doing whatever you want to do and being really really good at it and fucking around until you win basically, because pursuing that passion and the feeling of this is what you are meant to do is so much more important than anything else, and miss fukuhara realizes this. there's also a sense to not tightly curate your influences but to be constantly aware of them - things like adopting mannerisms from those around you - because these are inevitable, so absorbing good works with good influences is so so important.

uzumaki, gyo

just finished uzumaki and gyo. brilliant, haunting stories, but very simple as well.

chainsaw man

lovely combination of critical humor, great art, action and storytelling. precursor attempts some of the same things but gets them wrong: masks kind of flat. naked religious criticism in a dystopian action story that doesn't entirely add up, and whrrein some plot points sre just dropped entirely or obfuscated away into nothing

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