Best book listed?

SPQR   0 votes - 0 %
Bloodlands   0 votes - 0 %
Ruling the Void   0 votes - 0 %
The Three Body Problem   1 vote - 33 %
The Fifth Season   1 vote - 33 %
Touch   0 votes - 0 %
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August   0 votes - 0 %
The Girl With All The Gifts   0 votes - 0 %
Rage   0 votes - 0 %
Dietland   0 votes - 0 %
Invisible Man   0 votes - 0 %
WIPO   1 vote - 33 %
 
3 Total Votes
Three Body Problem by Scrymarch (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Dec 23, 2016 at 06:20:16 PM EST
So, I voted for that because it was the only one I'd read. And it is the best novel of the year for basically the reasons you mention. I also liked Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice.

The most interesting book I read this year is probably An Engine Not A Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets, an intellectual history of finance theory. Though it is technically work related, I don't have a very deep connection to the field - it was the broader implications and the historic detail that was more interesting. Mackenzie also has a decent take on the idea of "performing theory", without being tedious about it.

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WIPO by R343L (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Dec 23, 2016 at 10:49:31 PM EST
There are four books in that list that I've read - Three Body Problem, The Fifth Season, Bloodlands and SPQR - and there is no way I could pick one as best. Cruelty.
Maybe I'll re-read them all someday. Actually except Bloodlands (shudder) I probably will.

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If I get through the next 100 pages this week ... by lm (4.00 / 1) #3 Sun Dec 25, 2016 at 03:30:25 PM EST
... I might finish 2 books this year.

Probably an all time low for me.


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