I was just insulted. By a paperback. The book that insulted me was “Five equations that changed the world” by a Dr. Michael Guillen in 1995. His psychologizing take on Newton’s youth was demeaning to the reader’s intellectual capacity, and after having experienced the Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson, which contains quite a lot of […]
All ye readers who yearn to learn Danish, here is the novel you could read: BrÃ¸ndjÃ¦tten by Dennis Gade Kofod. I’ll hook you up with a copy, if needed. Danish paper Politiken’s book section is happy about Dennis’ new book — his second novel — and the text concludes: Dennis Gade Kofod er fÃ¸dt i […]
I was given a book tip the other day. Pablo Henrik Llambias: *A.P.O.L.L.O.N.* Danish sci-fi. It had something to do with *T.E.R.R.A.*, a title of which I know nothing. These could be interesting to read. Perhaps.
This weekend I had some wonderful spare time, and I spent some of it reading [Beyond Java](http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/beyondjava/), a book about the Next Language. (Spoiler: It is [Ruby](http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/), or some cool continuations-based project – read: [Seaside](http://seaside.st/) with Smalltalk. But you knew that.) The book is chock-full of kayaking metaphors, which got so irritating they became funny. […]
Tobias came to Copenhagen, and gave me a copy of Best software writing I a collection edited by Joel Spolsky . “Finding it was quite hard,” he said “even in a city like London.” Oh, and I am happy-happy about that book. Now: a week’s vacation.
Briton and computer geek Matt Webb and his blog Interconnected continues to amaze me. The guy reads continental philosophy (Deleuze, no less), and discusses it like it was comic books. The way it should be discussed, at any rate. That goes for comic books, too, but the other conceptual way around. “A Thousand Plateaus was […]
Update: Now you can filter the book list by language. After a gentle nudge by Nicole in LÃ¼beck. OK, the plans are in the works, banks are involved, and now the library comes tumbling down: we are moving to NÃ¸rrebro, which is another part of Copenhagen. After the summer, we will live in better-planned apartment. […]
Lars Pind is an entrepreneur in the Copenhagen Internet business climate. A force to reckon with, he founded the company Collaboraid, which won the Startup of the Year award at the conference reboot 6 in 2003. Their website’s jobs section has interesting literature tips: > These books are considered required reading, because they > explain […]
My friend Jason writes about Riders of the Purple Sage, a 1912 book by prolific American Western writer Zane Grey. Full text at Gutenberg.
I currently read James Ellroy, and he delivers in interviews: “Parenthetically, it’s very odd that on the past few trips to Britain, I’m continually questioned about Quentin Tarantino, who I think is a fatuous child. I think Reservoir Dogs is garbage and the forty minutes of Pulp Fiction that I saw is most excruciatingly naive […]