Suggested reading for holiday season


Alpha-Bet

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Any literary suggestions for holiday season, or for any season for that matter.
New or old. Any subject/genre.

Fire away....


PS: I'll add a few recommendations with my next post.
 

jack

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Antifragile - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Antifragile-Nassim-Nicholas-Taleb/9780812985924

I finished this one recently... Having read Taleb's other popular books (Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness) I can say Antifragile is by far my favourite.
 

Alpha-Bet

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Jack said:
Antifragile - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Antifragile-Nassim-Nicholas-Taleb/9780812985924

I finished this one recently... Having read Taleb's other popular books (Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness) I can say Antifragile is by far my favourite.
Thanks for the 'relaxing light read'. ;) I'll check it out.
Only ever read Black Swan by Taleb... man that was long winded.
 

Alpha-Bet

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Ascent of Money : a financial history of the world - Niall Ferguson.

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Ascent-Money-Niall-Ferguson/9780141035482

PBS also produced a documentary based on the book. Available on YouTube.



Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts.

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Shantaram-Gregory-David-Roberts/9780312330538

Based on the true story of the author's escape from high security prison in Australia, his time spent living in India and his employment as an Indian gangster.

More to follow...
 

Alpha-Bet

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continuing......


*Non Fiction*


Hedge fund market wizards : how winning traders win - Jack Schwager

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hedge-fund-market-wizards-jack-d-schwager/1110854452?ean=9781118273043

Nice read for quiet market period.

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The physics of Wall Street : a brief history of predicting the unpredictable - James Weatherall.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-physics-of-wall-street-james-owen-weatherall/1110912742?ean=9780544112438

Title is self explanatory.

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*Fiction*

A hologram for the king - Dave Eggers

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-hologram-for-the-king-dave-eggers/1110688587?ean=9781936365746

Down and out American businessman strives to make good in Saudi Arabian city.


The life of pi - Yann Martel

http://www.amazon.com/Life-Pi-Yann-Martel/dp/0156027321/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386993943&sr=1-1&keywords=life+of+pi+book

Have yet to see, and probably wont see, the movie adaption.

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Something for the spiritual component.....

Autobiography of a Yogi - Parahamhansa Yogananda

http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Reprint-Philosophical-library-First/dp/1565892127/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1261340768&sr=1-2

Chillin' and contemplating with a Yogi.
 

jack

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In the fiction department:

I'm actually going to read Fight Club this holiday season since I've never gotten a chance to read the book and people tell me it's all the rage.

It's on my eReader already good to go.

That and possibly Ulysses but I may not have time to do more than dent it... let alone get to the famed run-on sentence that makes up the entire last chapter.

In the philosophy department, I've been meaning to read a bit of Karl Popper (thanks to him being mentioned a few times over by Taleb in some of the books mentioned earlier.)
 

Alpha-Bet

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Jack said:
In the fiction department:

That and possibly Ulysses but I may not have time to do more than dent it... let alone get to the famed run-on sentence that makes up the entire last chapter.
Best of luck with Ulysses.... I sprained my brain trying to make sense of Joyce ;D

Can't go past the classics though.
 

rod178

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Alpha-Bet said:
The physics of Wall Street : a brief history of predicting the unpredictable - James Weatherall.
that is nice relaxing read for the holiday period.
 

Alpha-Bet

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Books of a more market orientated nature have a home here....

http://fxgears.com/forum/index.php/topic,32.0.html

Cheers
 

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