My Wish List: R to Z by Author

  • Rabelais, Francois: Gargantua and Pantagruel
  • Randall, Willard Sterne: Thomas Jefferson : A Life
  • Reese, Peter: Wallace : A Biography
  • Remini, Robert V: The Battle of New Orleans
  • Roberts, J M: A History of Europe
  • Robertson, Jr, James I: Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend
  • Sampson, Geoffrey: Educating Eve
  • Singh, Simon: The Code Book
  • Sobel, Dava: Galileo's Daughter
  • Starr, Douglas: Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce
  • Stashower, Daniel: Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Stephenson, Neal: The Diamond Age
  • Sugden, John; Holt, H: Tecumseh : A Life
  • Taliaferro, John: Tarzan Forever: The Life of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Creator of Tarzan
  • Vogel, Steven: Cats' Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People
  • Vonnegut, Kurt: Slaughterhouse Five
  • Weigel, George: Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II
  • Wise, David: Cassidy's Run: The Secret Spy War Over Nerve Gas
  • Woodall, James: Borges: A Life
Author Comments: 

These are the books on my wish list. I've heard about most of these from the New York Times Book Review. If anyone has any comments, positive or negative, about these, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

I split the full list up by author so that the list wouldn't be so long and would be easier to read...

If anyone has used copies of any of these that they'd like to sell, I'd be interested...

Warning: while The Diamond Age is a very good book, the ending tends to be a let-down.

Would you say the same about The Cryptonomicron? I have that one, but have yet to read it.

Not as much so at least... I remember being incredibly disappointed at the end of the diamond ago (though loving the book overall). Whereas Crytonomicon, while not having exactly a stellar ending, isn't as bad because you know there's a sequel coming out soon ;)