Book Review: Atheism: A Reader

Atheism: A Reader

Atheism: A Reader

  • Editor: S.T. Joshi
  • Year: 2000
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • ISBN: 1573928550

A fine compilation. It introduced me to S.T. Joshi, who has since become a favorite.

I highly recommend his polemical God’s Defenders: What They Believe and Why They Are Wrong.

He is also the nation’s foremost H.P. Lovecraft scholar — his annotated Lovecraft collection is definitive; it belongs on the bookshelf of all “weird fiction” fans.

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Book Review: Turing

Turing book jacket

Turing: The Great Philosophers (The Great Philosophers Series)

  • Author: Andrew Hodges
  • Year: 1999
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415923786

Nice little outline of Turing’s contribution to philosophy and information theory. Nice complement to Gödel, Escher, Bach. I’d like to read a biography of Turing soon.

UPDATE: I found an outstanding Turing biography, The Man Who Knew Too Much. Follow the “related post” link below for more info; I highly recommend the book.

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Book Review: White Noise

White Noise book jacket

White Noise (Contemporary American Fiction)

  • Author: Don DeLillo
  • Year: 1991
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 0140077022

All time fave exploration of “waves and radiation” in modern life… just read it (that’s a command, as in “just do it…”).

Book Review: Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus

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Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus (Penguin Classics)

  • Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Year: 2003
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 0141439475

I had never actually read this book, and was hankering for some elegantly constructed 19th century sentences. This book doesn’t disappoint on that score.

I was encouraged to pick up Frankenstein after seeing an episode of the Discovery channel’s “Great Books” show (I don’t think it’s actually called that, but that’s the subject).

Book Review: Corrido

Corrido, by Mandy Keiftetz

Corrido

  • Author: Mandy Keifetz
  • Year: 1998
  • Publisher: Fleabites Press
  • ISBN: 0966283503

This is the excellent first novel from my good friend Mandy. I was privileged to see it during its creation back in the Playhouse days.

I am honored that a major character is named “Chris Johnson” … 🙂

I’ve lost touch with Mandy, I’m sad to say. I look forward to reading more of her work — I hope she’s keeping it up.