- Slaughterhouse Five
Excellent, but I feel a lot of the original novelty is lost on a modern reader.
- The Dilbert Principle
Scott Adams is better at short form than long.
- Universal Harvester
Dark and intriguing, but the threads never really tie back together.
- A Man Without a Country
- Stories of Your Life and Others
- Steve Jobs
This should be required reading for any employees of major tech companies.
- Blue Like Jazz
When someone my age asks me to recommend a book about God, this is what I will give them.
- The Match
Gets a little lost in the details, but a great history lesson on the pro/amatuer divide unknown by many modern golfers.
- The Martian
Written by a nerd for nerds. Now I want to see the movie.
Well it's finally over. Been reading since highschool, and I can't help but wonder if it was cancelled - based on how rushed the ending was.
- Odd Thomas
A little fluffy, but a real page turner.
- A New Kind of Christian
I'm a fan of McClaren's prose as well as his practical theology. He argues for a Christianity and the church evolve to embrace and minster to an increasingly postmodern world.
In spite of how long ago the story was written, I knew little about it. Herbert's universe fascinated me more than any other in recent memory. Unfortunately it shows its age with some sexism and homophobia.
- Naoki Urasawa's Monster
Thrilling. My favorite manga to date.
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Familiar with his comics, I wanted to read a Gaiman novel. I was not disappointed.
- The Dark Tower Series
Read over the span of 4 years. Compelling throughout, but the shines most in the end.
- Treasure Island
Recieved a nifty leather version as a gift. Great to revisit a story from childhood.
- The Life of Pi
Read after I saw the film. Beautiful.
- Hyper Light Drifter
A thick, mesmerizing trance.
- The Walking Dead
A little weak at first, but has a fulfilling conclusion.
- Final Fantasy Tactics (WotL) (iPhone)
Whew. Fun, but not suited for iPhone.
I gave up about a third of the way through. Interesting characters and story, but awful combat.
- Final Fantasy 5 (iPhone)
Delightful remake. This was the only classic (2d) Final Fantasy I had yet to play, and it's wonderful job system is deserving of the praise it receives.
- Gauntlet Legends
Tons of fun to play back through this with a friend. Gameplay definitely felt archaic at times though (dang those switches).
Great game that provided me tons of entertainment, but with school I didn't have the time to play enough to enjoy it.
- Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
Well made and I was briefly sucked in pretty deep, but I'm making an effort to not let things this shallow absorb so much of my time. So I deleted it.
- Monument Valley
- Human Resource Machine
This game had me programming a Fibonacci sequence in assembly - for fun. Full of character, but not sure if a non-programmer would have as much fun as I did.
- Chrono Trigger
Completely deserving of the praise it so often receives.
- Donkey Kong 64
Ugh. As fun as I remember in parts, but plagued by some glaring design issues. See my blog rant.
- Divinity Original Sin
Co-op done right. True to its tabletop roots without letting them bog gameplay down. Story wasn't particularly memorable, but the gameplay made up for it.
Played as couch co-op on PS4. Really a blast, but the experience would have been better on PC.
Ahhhhh. So meta. So self-aware. So good.
- Death Note
- Neon Genesis Evangelion
What a wild ride at the end. I could spend weeks attempting to analyze this.
- Stranger Things
I can't think of any other piece of media I would so universally recommend.
Intruiging, low-budget flick about time travel. The character reactions are wonderfully realistic.