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Books I Like

Inspired by a conversation about recreational reading I had with a past student. Five per category, in no particular order:


  1. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  2. Neuromancer by William Gibson
  3. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  4. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  5. Candide: or, The Optimist by Voltaire


  1. The Panda’s Thumb by Stephen Jay Gould
  2. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
  3. The Diversity of Life by E. O. Wilson
  4. Oh, What a Blow That Phantom Gave Me! by Edmund Snow Carpenter
  5. Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions by Tȟáȟča Hušté


  1. The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé
  2. Maus I and II by Art Spiegelman
  3. The Book of Genesis by Robert Crumb
  4. Watchmen by Alan Moore
  5. Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

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