Guardian Unlimited Books | The digested read

I’m in the middle of three books right now:

  • The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain. Excellent, not dry at all, with details that add, not distract
  • Frontiers of Complexity: The Search for Order in a Chaotic World. I imagine I will never finish this book, mostly because of it’s sheer complexity. Everytime I read a portion I get something new from it. Let’s just say there’s a lot of theoretical mathematics involved.
  • The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco. Wow… I just started this last night and read it until I passed out, nose to page. The syntax is different, and it is obviously a translation, but still so rich and personal. I am involved already.

Guardian Unlimited Books The digested read

I hate the Reader’s Digest versions, but somehow I think this is pretty slick. Enjoy, as I did.

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