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Poll Suggestion: IMDb Poll Board Top Five Favorite Books

I think the title speaks for itself, lol.  :)

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2 years ago

As far as fiction goes:

Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley.
Michael Kohlhaas
by Heinrich von Kleist.
The Castle by Franz Kafka.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
Angst (="Fear") by Stefan Zweig (if that little novella counts as a book)

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albstein,
It doesn't have to be fiction.  It can be anything. I'll let you rethink your list, if you like, to include any you may have left out.

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Oh, that makes it even harder. New list:

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
Michael Kohlhaas
by Heinrich von Kleist.
The Castle by Franz Kafka.
The Spirit of Film by Béla Balázs.
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil by Hannah Arendt.

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Thank you.  :)  Added!

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I will add your suggs, Dan, but maybe you could post a link to an IMDb image of that could be used?  (I'm having an image of everyone's #1 book, so a picture of a math problem?)  :)  Thank you!

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This is classic Dan :)

Have you read Aurora and Barak's "Computational Complexity?" 

Terrifying book, one has to read each page five times to understand it.

Probably light weekend reading for Dan though.

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Abi,

Thank you for the recommendation. This sounds like an interesting read, probably on par with Gravitation.

Computational Complexity: A Modern Approach 1st Edition
by Sanjeev Arora (Author), Boaz Barak (Author)
https://www.amazon.com/Computational-Complexity-Approach-Sanjeev-Arora/dp/0521424267

This beginning graduate textbook describes both recent achievements and classical results of computational complexity theory. Requiring essentially no background apart from mathematical maturity, the book can be used as a reference for self-study for anyone interested in complexity, including physicists, mathematicians, and other scientists, as well as a textbook for a variety of courses and seminars. More than 300 exercises are included with a selected hint set.

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Abi,

I reviewed the table of contents of Computational Complexity: A Modern Approach 1st Edition. It looks fascinating.

Out of curiosity, is your background primarily Computer Science or Mathematics? My background is primarily Computer Science with a focus on Numerical Analysis and Operations Analysis.

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Computer Science.

My mathematics background is extremely limited. The standard 4-semester lower undergrad sequence, plus discrete math, probability & stats, numerical analysis, and some topics in number theory (for cryptography.)

No Tensors, Riemannian Geometry etc. Would not be able to understand "Gravity."

Edit: The book is indeed superb, but incredibly dense, at least for me.

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2 years ago

Here is the temporary list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls043826176/

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a year ago

This would be my list
Thus Spake Zarathustra-Friedrich Nietzche
The Big Sleep-Raymond Chandler
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
A Clockwork Orange-Anthony Burgess
Mystic River-Denis Lehane

although these last 2 I met them thanks to their adaptations

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a year ago

This poll sugg was put on hold a while back, but it will return!  Thanks for posting.  :)

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a year ago

Richard Bachman aka. Stephen King:
1. The Long Walk
2. Needful Things

Stephen King:
3. Gerald's Game

Patrick Süßkind:
4. The Perfume

John Christopher:
5. The Tripods

I give you a 6th:

Ron Jones:
6. The Wave

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a year ago


1984, George Orwell
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Maddaddam Trilogy, Margaret Atwood
Haiku: This Other World, Richard Wright
American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition, Neil Gaiman


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9 months ago


Is the list on hiatus?

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Oh, I guess so... Will bring it back soon!  Stay tuned for a very important mesage from NarniaisAwesome!
:)

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6 months ago

Captain List to the white courtesy phone. Captain IMDb List to the white courtesy phone.


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Thanks for the bump... I promise I will bring this list back... before 2020 is up!  (You: That's awful...)

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6 months ago

Poetry, fiction, or non-fiction (or hybrids) or any kind?

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No limits.
"NarniaisAwesome [wrote]
albstein,


It doesn't have to be fiction.  It can be anything."
My own list has a book of haiku by Ricard Wright. A book that personally helped me get through some of the worst times of my life.