Julien Mills on 10 Jun 2012 07:34:17 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] I need a book recommendation


Thanks for the recommendations, this pretty much rounds out my summer reading list.
> That's definitely a position I can respect. I think it's something to
> do with his OCD-esque prose at points. He focuses on details that
> might seem trivial (Proper Methodology For Eating Cap'n Crunch comes
> to mind) but that appeal to a certain strain in some folks. I read
> those sections and think "Well played, good sir." while others think
> "What a waste...!"

Sign me up for a fan, and that bit had me rolling on the floor.  But I can't get into the Baroque stuff, and I can't read him (or Gibson) when I have too much else going on, he's too dense.

But I haven't seen anyone mention "In the Beginning was
the Command Line" http://www.cryptonomicon.com/beginning.html, which is arguably more on topic than anything else.  The Hole Hog bit puts me on the floor every time too.  Also interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Beginning..._Was_the_Command_Line

I learned yesterday that Mark Russinovich has written at least one novel called _Zero Day: A Novel_.  I obviously haven't read it yet, but it could be interesting.

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