Book Reports

One of my goals with this blog is to capture the book reports I’ve written, reviewing them as I go. Each book report is included in a post (links to the posts are under the “bookreport” heading on the page of Posts grouped by tags), and the table below summarizes them. (Editing of the table is done in the TablePress section of the Dashboard, by clicking the ‘Edit’ link just below the table.)

I should mention something about the tag ‘memes’ that appears on several book reports.

titlecreation yearprimary authorco-authorsreport date
84, Charing Cross Road1970Hanff, Helene1999-08-14
A Long Look at Jug Bay2012Swarth, Chris2015-01-23
A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines2006Levin, Janna2017-01-27
Abelard and Heloise2005Mews, Constant J.2015-01-19
All I Did Was Ask2004Gross, Terry2005-04-02
All One Universe1996Anderson, Poul1995-04-23
Anabasis (in Portable Greek Historians)1959Finley, M. I. (ed)1995-06-25
Ancient India1950Kosambi, D. D.1993-01-30
Anna Karenina1877Tolstoy, LeoCarmichael, Joel (tr)1997-03-13
Antichaos and Adaptation (Scientific American)1991Kaufmann, Stuart A.1993-08-08
Art of Happiness, The1998Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai LamaCutler, Howard C. (co)2000-01-06
Arthurian Romances1175Troyes, Chretien deCarrol, Carleton W. (tr)1995-11-26
As I Knew Him2013Serling, Anne2017-05-13
Ascent of Man, The1975Bronowski, Jacob1992-08-10
Atoms of Language, The2001Baker, Mark C.2003-02-04
Attention Revolution, The2006Wallace, B Allan2007-12-09
Autobiography [Gandhi]1948Gandhi, Mohandas K.Desai, Mahadev (trr)1996-11-14
Autobiography [Jefferson]1821Jefferson, Thomas2003-10-18
Basque History of the World, The1999Kurlansky, Mark2000-02-10
Becoming Steve Jobs2015Schlender, BrentTetzeli, Rick2015-05-22
Beowulf [Heaney]2000Beowulf-Poet,Heaney, Seamus (tr)2004-05-31
Beowulf [Raffel]1963Beowulf-Poet,Raffel, Burton (tr)2004-05-17
Beowulf Poet, The1968Fry, Donald K. (ed)2004-04-27
Best Democracy Money Can Buy, The2004Palast, Greg2005-04-02
Beyond the Northlands2016Barraclough, Eleanor Rosamund2017-03-08
Bhagavad Gita2000Mitchell, Stephen (tr)2001-11-22
Bhagavad-Gita1969Zaehner, Robert Charles (tr)1992-03-10
Bird by Bird1994Lamott, Anne2005-06-18
Black Hole Blues2016Levin, Janna2017-01-2017
Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community1972Duberman, Martin1993-05-28
Black Thorn, White Rose1990Datlow, EllenWindling, Ellen (ed)2000-09-09
Blank Slate, The2002Pinker, Steven2003-03-21
Book of J, The1990Bloom, HaroldRosenberg, David (tr)1992-03-06
Book of Job, The1987Mitchell, Stephen (tr)1997-04-30
Bound for Glory1943Guthrie, Woody2005-01-07
Bringing Design to Software1995Winograd, Terry (ed)1996-09-19
Buddhism Without Beliefs1997Batchelor, Stephen1998-04-26
Canterbury Tales, The1400Chaucer, GeoffreyCoghill, Neville (tr)1992-03-22
Carnage and Culture2001Hanson, Victor Davis2001-12-16
Cave Painters, The2006Curtis, Gregory? Pink, Daniel H. (a)2007-01-11
Celts, The1986Delaney, Frank1995-01-24
Celts, The1975Herm, Gerhard1992-08-31
Charlie Wilson's War2003Crile, George2004-02-26
Chinese Theory of Art, The1967Yutang, Lin2001-03-31
Chronicles, Volume 12004Dylan, Bob2004-12-16
Chrysanthemum and the Sword, The1946Benedict, Ruth1993-09-05
Chuang Tsu Inner Chapters-350Chuang Tzu,English, Jane (tr); Feng, Gia-fu (tr)2002-07-07
Cicero2001Everitt, Anthony2005-06-12
Clan of the Cave Bear, The2001Auel, Jean1992-04-29
Classic Fairy Tales, The1974Opie, PeterOpie, Iona (a)2000-04-22
Classical Greeks, The1989Grant, Michael1995-06-04
Classics Revisited & More Classics Revisited1986Rexroth, KennethMorrow, Bradford (ed)1996-03-07
Cluetrain Manifesto, The2000Levine, Rick2002-02-12
Code of the West2011Silvester, J. Verl2015-01-23
Collected Novellas1990Garc’a M‡rquez, GabrielBernstein, J.S. (tr); Rabassa, Gregory (tr)2004-08-08
Compleat Angler, The1700Walton, Izaak1992-01-25
Complete Greek Tragedies, The; vol 1, Aeschylus-300AeschylusLattimore, Richard (tr); Benardete, Seth (tr); Green, David (tr)1995-04-06
Conflict of Visions, A1987Sowell, Thomas1999-08-14
Consciousness Explained1991Dennett, Daniel C.2004-04-17
Consilience1998Wilson, Edward O.2006-03-25
Contact1985Sagan, Carl1998-08-22
Creators1992Boorstin, Daniel J.1998-08-08
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The2002Haddon, Mark2004-08-08
Danger On Peaks2004Snyder, Gary2005-09-26
Darwin's Dangerous Idea1995Dennett, Daniel C.2002-11-17
David Story, The1999Alter, Robert2000-05-04
Day the Presses Stopped, The1996Rudenstine, David2000-10-22
Dechronization of Sam Magruder, The1996Simpson, George Gaylord2001-11-11
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, The1788Gibbon, Edward1996-07-18
Democracy in America1840Toqueville, Alexis deHeffner, Richard D. (ed); Bowen, Francis (tr); Reeve, Henry (tr)1992-06-01
Descarte's Error1994Damasio, Antonio R.1995-04-05
Desire of the Everlasting Hills1999Cahill, Thomas2007-04-29
Discovery of King Arthur, The1985Ashe, Geoffrey1995-08-12
Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The1998Bauby, Jean-Dominique2008-11-12
Earliest English Poems1991Alexander, Michael (tr)1995-01-14
Eats, Shoots & Leaves2004Truss, Lynne2004-10-28
Echo of Greece, The1957Hamilton, Edith1997-10-05
Egypt to the End of the Old Kingdom1965Aldred, Cyril2002-11-30
Egypt's Making1991Rice, Michael1993-03-20
Eight Men Out1963Asinof, Eliot2003-04-16
Elbow Room1984Dennett, Daniel C.2000-03-07
Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The1968Wolfe, Tom1994-06-06
Elegant Universe, The1999Greene, Brian2005-02-24
Eminent Victorians1918Strachey, Lytton1993-05-02
Emotion Machine, The2007Minsky, Marvin2007-06-14
Emotion Machine, The2004Minsky, Marvin2004-10-10
Emotions2001Evans, Dylan2004-01-20
Enlightened Mind, The1991Mitchell, Stephen1997-04-11
Entering the Stream1993Bercholz, SamuelKohn, Sherab Chodzin (co)2002-07-07
Eyrbagga Saga1275Palsson, HermannEdwards, Paul (tr)1995-09-14
First Three Minutes, The1977Weinberg, Steven2005-01-10
Fleurs de Mal, Les1857Baudelaire, CharlesHoward, Richard (tr)1992-02-15
Forgetting, The2001Shenk, David2002-01-07
Four Ways to Forgiveness1995LeGuin, Ursula K.1995-12-24
Free Agent Nation2001Pink, Daniel H.2004-07-11
Freedom Evolves2003Dennett, Daniel C.2004-02-16
Frog Prince, The1999Mitchell, Stephen2000-10-24
From Dawn to Decadence2000Barzun, Jacques2002-06-09
From Dawn to Decadence2000Barzun, Jacques2001-04-30
Furthur Inquiry, The1992Kesey, Ken1994-04-12
Galileo's Daughter1999Sobel, Dava2000-05-14
Generation Zero2013Blackstone, Mike2015-01-23
Genesis1996Mitchell, Stephen (tr)1997-05-03
Getting Things Done2001Allen, David2005-04-02
Gifts of the Jews1998Cahill, Thomas2007-04-01
Glass Universe, The2016Sobel, Dava2017-02-17
Gods, Men and Ghosts1971Dunsany, LordBleiler, E. F. (ed)1992-03-11
Gospel According to Jesus, The1991Mitchell, Stephen1997-04-27
Gracie1988Burns, George1996-07-29
Great Game: The Myth and Reality of Espionage, The2004Hitz, Frederick P.2004-07-06
Greek Way, The1943Hamilton, Edith1995-01-01
Haiku1949Blyth, R. H.2009-03-27
Hands On Feet2001Kluck, Michelle2002-12-29
Here Comes Everybody2008Shirky, Clay2009-01-10
Hey, Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky?1994Black, Baxter1994-11-12
Hinduism1983Zaehner, Robert Charles1992-02-29
Histories of Herodotus, The-450Herodotus,Selincourt, Aubrey de (tr)1992-05-18
History of the Ancient World1991Starr, Chester G.1992-12-25
History of the Celtic People, The1934Hubert, Henri1994-08-10
History of the Peloponnesian War-400Thucydides,Finley, M. I. (tr)1995-05-22
Honor's Voice1998Wilson, Douglas L.1998-06-28
How the Irish Saved Civilization1995Cahill, Thomas1997-01-07
How the Mind Works1997Pinker, Steven2002-09-17
How the Scots Invented the Modern World2001Herman, Arthur2004-05-02
How to Lie with Statistics1954Huff, Darrell2005-01-22
How to Win Friends & Influence People1936Carnegie, Dale2005-05-28
I Saw Them Ride Away2009Gant, Harry A.2015-01-19
I'm With Stupid2004Barreca, GinaWeingarten, Gene (a)2004-10-28
If You Want to Write1938Euland, Brenda1992-10-27
Iliad, The-750Homer,1993-03-04
In Search Of Memory2006Kandel, Eric R2006-10-25
In the Age of Mankind1988Lewin, Roger1994-05-18
Independent People1946Laxness, HalldorThompson, J. A. (tr)1997-07-26
Infinite Loop1999Malone, Michael S.1999-08-14
Inmates Are Running The Asylum, The1999Cooper, Alan2004-09-22
Inner Game of Tennis, The1997Gallwey, W. Timothy2008-10-04
Intentional Stance, The1987Dennett, Daniel C.1992-11-12
Into the Wild1996Krakauer, Jon2008-02-18
Introduction to Zen Buddhism, An1964Suzuki, Daisetz T.2000-04-03
Islandman, The1929O'Crohan, TomasFlower, Robin (tr)2004-09-10
Isles, The1999Davies, Norman2000-08-13
iWoz2006Wozniak, SteveSmith, Gina (co)2007-02-24
J M Barrie and the Lost Boys2003Birkin, Andrew2005-05-14
J. R. R. Tolkien2000Shippey, Tom2001-09-02
Kerouac and the Beats1988Shippey, Tom1993-06-04
Kim1901Kipling, Rudyard2004-06-24
Kinds of Minds1996Dennett, Daniel C.1996-12-20
King of Elfland's Daughter, The1924Dunsany, Lord2004-03-09
Kings and Queens of Early Britain1990Ashe, Geoffrey2005-12-31
Language Instinct, The1994Pinker, Steven2002-09-28
Language of the Night, The1989LeGuin, Ursula K.2003-07-27
Letters of Abelard and Heloise, The1974Radice, Betty (tr)1996-01-14
Life Itself1981Crick, Francis1993-08-08
Life of the Cosmos, The1997Smolin, Lee2009-01-24
Lila1991Pirsig, Robert M.1992-03-24
Longitude1995Sobel, Dava2000-05-15
Loom of Language, The1944Bodmer, FrederickHogben, Lancelot (ed)1996-07-16
Lord Jim1900Conrad, Joseph2007-08-29
Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard, The1999Mews, Constant J2006-11-23
Macintosh Way, The1989Kawasaki, Guy1993-03-30
Made To Stick2007Heath, ChipHeath, Dan (co)2007-11-03
Makers of Rome100Plutarch,Scott-Kilvert, Ian (tr)2003-01-18
Man's Rise to Civilization1976Farb, Peter1993-10-19
Marco Polo1298Polo, Marco1992-02-23
Marie and Claude2009Bailhof, Lewis2015-01-19
Marriage as a Psychological Relationship1925Jung, C. G.Hull, R. F. C. (tr)2004-12-06
Medieval Foundations of the Western Intellectual Tradition1997Colish, Marcia L.1998-04-11
Medieval Outlaws1998Ohlgren, Thomas H. (ed)2000-09-09
Meme Machine, The1999Blackmore, Susan2004-04-10
Memoirs of a Geisha1997Golden, Arthur2007-03-30
Mind2004Searle, John R.2004-12-06
Mirror Worlds1991Gelernter, David1992-02-15
Modern Times:The World from the Twenties to the Eighties1983Johnson, Paul1993-05-16
Moneyball2003Lewis, Michael2007-01-14
More Latin Lyrics1944Waddell, Helen1995-12-24
Much Ado About Nothing1600Shakespeare, William1995-06-27
Mysteries of the Snake Goddess2002Lapatin, Kenneth2004-02-16
Nation Divided, A1984Dougan, ClarkLipsman, Samuel (co)2000-10-28
Nature of Emotions, The2001Plutchik, Robert2001-06-20
Nebula Awards 331999Willis, Connie (ed)2001-02-03
New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, The2001James, Bill2007-03-15
New Legends1995Bear, Greg (ed)Greenberg, Martin H. (ed)2001-01-26
New Oxford Guide to Writing1988Kane, Thomas S.1997-11-15
Nine Sides of the Diamond1992Falkner, David1993-09-27
Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei1987Weinberger, EliotPaz, Octavio (co)1994-06-08
Njal's Saga1100Magnusson, Magnus (tr)Palsson, Hermann (tr)1995-07-15
Njal's Saga letter to Mom1997Blackstone, Michael1997-08-02
Norton Classical Literature1993Knox, Berbard (ed)1997-11-15
Ocean of Wisdom1989Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lama1992-08-16
Odyssey, The-750Homer,Rieu, E. V. (tr)1994-11-07
Old Woman's Reflections, An1939Sayers, PeigEnnis, Seamus (tr)2004-09-10
On Human Nature1978Wilson, Edward O.2005-12-31
On Intelligence2004Hawkins, JeffBlakeslee, Susan (co)2005-04-13
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest1962Kesey, Ken1994-06-06
Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, The1976Jaynes, Julian2008-09-21
Other Minds2016Godfrey-Smith, Peter2017-01-27
Out of My Life and Thought1933Schweizer, Albert1994-08-19
Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories, The1992Shippey, Tom (ed)2001-09-03
Oxford English Dictionary1993Murray, James (ed)et al1993-08-08
Oxford History of the American People, The1965Morison, Samuel Eliot2006-07-07
Oxford Illustrated History of Roman Britain1993Salway, Peter1996-04-10
Parade's End1928Ford, Ford Madox2003-12-11
Parrot's Theorem, The2000Guedj, DenisWynne, Frank (tr)2004-07-11
Patterns in the Mind1994Jackendoff, Ray2003-03-18
Patterns of Culture1958Benedict, Ruth1992-10-02
Pentagon Papers, The1971Sheehan, NeilButterfield, Fox (co); Kenworthy, E. W. (co); Smith, Hedrick (co)2000-10-15
People of the Lake1978Leakey, RichardLewin, Roger (co)1992-09-09
Phaedre1961Racine, Jean1996-04-10
Philosophy of the Ancients, The1991Ricken, FriedoWatkins, Eric (tr)1996-02-09
Philosphy at 33 1/3 RPM1993Harris, James F.1995-01-23
Popularity of Writers, The1994Blackstone, Michael1994-06-07
Portable Greek Reader, The1948Auden, W. H.1995-02-08
Power and the Glory, The1940Greene, Graham2007-09-15
Power of Babel, The2001McWhorter, John2002-04-24
Power of Myth, The1988Campbell, JosephMoyers, Bill (co)2000-04-02
Practice of the Wild1990Snyder, Gary1993-06-03
Prelude to Foundation1983Asimov, Isaac1993-04-17
Proud Tower, The1966Tuchman, Barbara W.1992-07-21
Records of the Grand Historian: Qin Dynasty1993Qian, SimaWatson, Burton (tr)2005-04-02
Ren's First Words2014Brown, RenBrown, Grant & Blackstone, Chris2015-01-23
Rise of the Greeks, The1987Grant, Michael1995-04-24
Rise of the West, The1963McNeill, William H.1997-12-28
Roman Way, The1932Hamilton, Edith1997-09-26
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears1990Datlow, Ellen (ed)Windling, Ellen (ed)2000-09-09
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea2003Cahill, Thomas2007-05-20
Sand County Almanac, A1949Leopold, Aldo2002-03-30
Sapiens2015Harari, Yuval Noah2016-12-03
Sarum1983Rutherfurd, Edward1994-09-18
Sciences of the Artificial1996Simon, Herbert A.2001-06-30
Searoad1991LeGuin, Ursula K.1992-02-20
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors1992Sagan, CarlDruyan, Ann (co)2007-01-26
Shakespeare2003Wood, Michael2004-03-21
Shakespeare1998Bloom, Harold2003-09-21
Siddhartha1922Hess, HermannRosner, Hilda (tr)1998-04-12
Sign and the Seal, The1992Hancock, Graham1996-03-05
Silent Spring1962Carson, Rachel2006-08-06
Silmarillion, The1981Tolkien, J. R. R.Tolkien, Christopher (ed)2004-05-31
Simple & Direct1975Barzun, Jacques2000-08-28
Singer of Tales, The2000Lord, Albert B.2003-09-24
Sixties Unplugged, The2008De Groot, Gerard J2014-11-21
Snow White, Blood Red1990Datlow, Ellen (ed)Windling, Ellen (ed)2000-09-09
Society Of Mind, The1986Minsky, Marvinplaceholder for unfinished report0000-00-00
Sparrow, The1996Williams, Joseph M.1998-04-16
Stuff Of Thought, The2007Pinker, Steven2007-11-24
Style2000Williams, Joseph M.2002-12-08
Sun Also Rises, The1926Hemingway, Ernest1994-05-18
Supreme Injustice2001Dershowitz, Alan M.2003-09-01
Sword and the Shield, The1999Kenworthy, E. W.Mitrokhin, Vasili (co)2001-09-30
Tale of Genji, The1020Murasaki, Shikibu1993-01-11
Tales Before Tolkien2003Anderson, Douglas A (ed)2007-04-26
Tao of Zen, The1994Grigg, Ray2000-01-25
Tao Te Ching (LeGuin)-500Lao Tzu,LeGuin, Ursula K. (int)2001-11-22
Tao Te Ching (Mitchell)-500Lao Tzu,Mitchell, Stephen (tr)1997-04-11
Tao: The Watercourse Way1975Watts, Alan W.2000-09-24
The Making of "I Saw Them Ride Away"2010Blackstone, Mike2015-01-23
Things Fall Apart1959Achebe, Chinua2004-09-06
This Land Was Made for You and Me2002Partridge, Elizabeth2003-02-01
This New Ocean1998Burrows, William E.2000-07-30
Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China1939Waley, Arthur1993-01-19
Tipping Point, The2000Gladwell, Malcolm2001-04-20
Travels with a Donkey & An Inland Voyage1879Stevenson, Robert Louis1992-02-03
Trial of Socrates, The1988Stone, I. F.1992-12-03
Twenty Years A-Growing1933O'Sullivan, MauriceDavies, Moya Llewelyn (tr); Thompson, George (tr)2004-10-06
Tyranny of the Bottom Line1996Estes, Ralph2001-11-22
Understanding Comics1993McCloud, Scott2006-11-10
Understanding Emotions1996Jenkins, Jennifer M.Oatley, Keith (a)2004-11-19
Unweaving the Rainbow1998Dawkins, Richard2002-01-12
Value of Positive Emotions, The [American Scientist]2003Fredrickson, Barbara L.2004-01-09
Walk in the Dark Ages, A1988Delaney, Frank1996-08-11
Walk Through Wales, A1992Bailey, Anthony1995-04-04
War Commentaries of Caesar-45Caesar, JuliusWarner, Rex (tr)2002-12-29
Way of Chuang Tzu, The1965Merton, Thomas1998-02-25
Way of Zen, The1957Watts, Alan W.2000-03-26
We1921Zamyatin, YevgenyGinsberg, Mirra (tr)2003-08-06
We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families1998Gourevitch, Philip2005-02-05
Wealth of Nations, The1776Smith, Adam1993-08-14
What Is Thought?2004Baum, Eric B2006-10-26
What Lincoln Believed2004Lind, Michael2005-08-29
What the Dormouse Said2005Markoff, John2005-09-25
What We Lost in the Great War1992Gordon, John Steele1992-07-20
When I Was Cool2004Kashner, Sam2004-05-31
Who Wrote the Bible?1987Friedman, Richard Elliott1993-11-11
Who Wrote the Bible?1987Friedman, Richard Elliott1992-04-04
Wild Fruits2000Thoreau, Henry David2002-04-28
Will In The World2004Greenblatt, Stephen2005-02-18
William Burroughs1993Miles, Barry1994-04-18
Wish You Were Here2013Blackstone, Chris2015-01-23
Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey1982Schlissel, Lillian1999-03-28
Wooden Bowl, The1998Strand, Clark1998-08-08
Words and Rules1999Pinker, Steven2007-11-23
Works & Days and Theogony-800Hesiod,Lombardo, Stanley (tr)1995-07-02
World of Odysseus, The1979Finley, M. I.1998-10-25
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance1974Pirsig, Robert M.1996-06-22
Reality Is Not What It Seems2016Rovelli, CarloCarnell, Simon and Segre, Erica (tr)2018-02-27
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