Books I Read in 2003 - Final List
- David Gerrold - The Man Who Folded Himself (08/Jan/03) - good.
- Tim Powers - The Anubis Gates (05/Feb/03) - OK.
- Tim Coates - The Judgement Of Nuremberg 1946 (19/March/03) - OK but disappointing.
- Philip K. Dick - Now Wait For Last Year (31/March/03) - good.
- Alfred Bester - The Stars My Destination (11/April/03) - excellent
- Joe Haldeman - The Forever War (01/May/03) - excellent.
- Jim Crace - Quarantine (13/May/03) - poor/overrated.
- Robert Silverberg - The Book of Skulls (22/May/03) - excellent.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude () - poor/disappointing.
- Primo Levi - If This Is A Man / The Truce (10/June/03) - OK but I expected more.
- Albert Camus - The Outsider (12/June/03) - disappointing.
- James Brown - The Life and Times of Einstein (12/June/03) - good.
- S. E. Hinton - The Outsiders (16/June/03) - brilliant.
- Elizabeth Cook - Achilles (25/June/03) - poor/dull.
- Clifford D.Simak - Way Station (29/June/03) - v.good.
- Voltaire - Candide (08/July/03) - OK but disappointing.
- Richard Matheson - I Am Legend (16/July/03) - v.good.
- Robert Silverberg - Lord Valentine's Castle (09/Aug/03) - excellent.
- Alfred Bester - The Demolished Man (22/Aug/03) - OK but overrated (250 pages).
- Ken Grimwood - Replay (03/Sept/03) - fantastic story well told.
- Clifford D. Simak - Why Call Them Back from Heaven (17/Sept/03) - OK (160 pages).
- Thomas Hardy - Jude The Obscure (the letter killeth) (17/Oct/03). Truly excellent.
- Robert Silverberg - Son Of Man (06/Nov/03) - good.
The dates shown are the dates completed, though I usually only read one book at a time, and finish it before starting the next (usually).
Currently reading: (carry forward to 2004)
Do It Yourself ... House Buying, Selling, and Conveyancing (Law Pack guide) -
by Joseph Bradshaw. Although it's only 158 pages (plus sample forms at the back), it is an A4 textbook that requires studying and note-taking of every subject. This is packed full of useful information, and my yellow highlighter should help speed up the note-taking task. Much as I hate to write in or mark any of my books, I decided that a book can always be replaced but my time cannot.
professor - -