Books read in April

The Brain: The Story of You, by David Eagleman

Felt like a short read that didn’t go deep enough but this was a nice introduction to our current undertanding of how the brain functions. The author does a nice job of keep things interesting at a high level.

Golden Gate, by Vikram Seth

This is a technically brilliant book but ultimately dealt with themes outside my usual genres.

Haunted, by Chuck Palahniuk

Ahh this one is not for the queasy. A collection of uncomfortable short stories about cynical wannabe authors stuck in a writers’ retreat.

Books Read in March

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome, by E. M. Berens

After reading Stephen Fry’s take on this genre, it was refreshing to read a more classic take. Highly recommended. I was fascinated by this kind of stuff when I was young. Is adulthood mostly us trying to recapture those days?

Despair, by Vladimir Nabokov

I wrote about it here.