Category «Book Review»

The Checklist Manifesto – Book Review

This is a review for The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right (Hardcover) by Atul Gawande. Dr.Atul Gawande is one amazing dude. Let us deviate for a moment to see what his biography on the book sleeve says: Atul Gawande is the author of The Checklist Manifesto, Better and Complications. He is also a …

Advanced .NET Debugging – Book Review

This review is for: Advanced .NET Debugging (Paperback) by Mario Hewardt. If you program for the .NET framework you need this book. It helps to take your debugging skills (as well as understanding of the platform) to the next level. How many times in the past have we tried to nail down a particularly tricky …

the dip

Seth Godin writes well. No doubt about it. But I wish he never wrote this book. I am glad I read this book from the library instead of buying it. Even if I bought it, I would have returned it. I wish Seth would plant quite a few trees to make up for the trees …

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2004) is Gabriel Garcia Marquez‘s first new novel in 10 years after Of Love and Other Demons (1994). This is my first Marquez book, although I had a brief stint with One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) which ended after 3 pages. I intend to read it in full, of …

Founders at Work

This book is a collection of 32 interviews with founders of IT startups. The interviewer is Jessica Livingston who herself is a founding partner of Y-Combinator. The interviewees are: Max Levchin (Paypal) Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) Steve Wozniak (Apple Computer) Joe Kraus (Excite) Dan Bricklin (Software Arts) Mitchell Kapor (Lotus Development) Ray Ozzie (Iris Associates, Groove …

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain is a poem hidden away under beautiful prose. It is a short story, about 55 pages, yet it is profoundly heartwarming, with a subtle flow of true emotions and comes across as a refreshing, cool, light rain showering on your heart but comes back to haunt you and touches your soul in the …

Dreaming In Code

Dreaming In Code – Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software written by Scott Rosenberg is my latest read. Considering that I finished this book almost 10 days ago this review is a bit late. After I read the last page and closed the book, I had mixed feeling …