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Library = Lurkitarium for Books

A list of recently-recommended books on a mailing list I usually just lurk on. Books that are my suggestions are marked as such, exclusion of other names is because the list has some privacy kooks on it. Permission is granted (not that it could be denied) for this to become a meme. Note that someone recommending one book from an author doesn't mean they recommended all of them - it seems many of us like Murakami.


  • Wild Sheep Chase. Murakami.
  • Norwegian Wood. Murakami.
  • Kafka on the Shore. Murakami.
  • Wind-up Bird Chronicle. Murakami.
  • Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. Murakami. (Pat)
  • Book of the New Sun (Series). Wolfe.
  • Dr. Bloodmomey. P.K. Dick.
  • Valis. Dick.
  • Ubik. Dick.
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Dick.
  • The Man Who Japed. Dick.
  • A Scanner Darkly. Dick.
  • The Divine Transformation. Dick.
  • The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. Dick.
  • The Man in the High Castle. Dick.
  • Turing. Papadimitriou.
  • Fall Revolution (Series). MacLeod. (Pat)
  • The Yiddish Policeman's Union. Chabon.
  • Persepolis. Satrape.
  • Embroideries. Satrape.
  • The Fifth Sacred Thing. Starhawk. (Pat)
  • Mistress of the Spices. Divakarun. (Pat)
  • The God of Small Things. Arundhati Roy.
  • Interpreter of Maladies. Jhumpa Lahiri.
  • The House of the Spirits. Isabel Allende.
  • The Blue Flower. Penelope Fitzgerald.
  • Offshore. Penelope Fitzgerald.
  • Oryx and Crake. Margaret Atwood.
  • At Risk. Alice Hoffman.
  • The Drowning Season. Alice Hoffman.
  • The collected stories of Breece D'J Pancake. Pancake.
  • Small Gods. Pratchett.
  • Sharpe's (Series). Cornwell.
  • Neverwhere. Gaiman.
  • American Gods. Gaiman.
  • Anansi Boys. Gaiman.
  • Sandman. Gaiman.
  • Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression. Casey.
  • True Genius. Hoddeson and Daitch.
  • Underground. Murakami.
  • Roads to Dominion. Diamond.
  • How to Solve it. Polya.
  • The Art and Craft of Problem Solving. Zeitz.
  • The Art of Computer Programming (Series). Knuth. (Pat)
  • Theory of Justice. Rawls. (Pat)
  • Secrets. Ellsberg.
  • The River World and other Explorations. Roueche.
Not sure:
  • Stumbling on Happiness. Gilbert.
  • Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic. Wilson.
  • Logical Chess: Move by Move. Chernev.
  • The Art of Worldly Wisdom. Gracian (Joseph Jacobs' translation)
  • Anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  • The Alchemist. Coelho.
  • Life of Pi. Martel.

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