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Monday · November 14 2005

Top 20 Geek Novels
I guess I'm way behind on my geek reading list.

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November 14 2005

Doesn't everybody read 1984 in Jr. high or high school?

November 14 2005

I didn't, though I read it about 4 years ago.

I've only read 4 and a half books on this list, though there's several I'd like to.

November 14 2005

I have only read one, maybe two -- I can't remember if I read Brave New World. But just last night my friend Ron recommended The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson to me. Weird.

November 14 2005

I haven't read The Diamond Age, but I highly recommend Cryptonomicon if you're up to it. 900 pages of geek-reading joy.

November 14 2005

I've read 5. The Illuminatus Trilogy is one (are three?) of my favorites. I made my dad read it after I did in high school and we still make references to it. He loves the Mason conspiracy stuff. Come to think of it, I bet my dad's read nearly all of these books.

November 14 2005

Personally I've always preferred the Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy to the Illuminatus Trilogy, but it's never been as popular for some reason or another.

November 15 2005

I was personally appalled not to see “Godel, Escher, and Bach, an Eternal Golden Braid” on the Top 20 Geek Novels. Is it perhaps too intense for geeks, or perhaps because it is based on fact (like all good science fiction) as opposed to fantasy, which provides the basis for most of the listed geek’ature.

© 2005 Jason Keglovitz