Favourite books of 2008

Fiction

1. World According to Garp – John Irving

2. The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak

3. Solaris – Stanislaw Lem. Now that I have read the book I watched the film version made in the early 1970s by Andrei Tarkovsky, then the recent version with George Clooney. A good film with a fantastic soundtrack.

Non Fiction.

4. Kingdom of Heaven –  The story behind the Ridley Scott Film.
Published by Pocket Books (c) 2005

5. I Peed on Fellini – David Stratton
Memoirs of a lifelong obsession with Film, and The Sydney Film Festival

6. Back of the Napkin – Dan Roam.  Using simple drawings for effective communication.

7. Slideology – Nancy Duarte.  A fresh new approach to designing and giving presentations.

8. Mother Tongue – Bill Bryson. A book about the English Language.

9. A Whole New Mind – Dan Pink.  Brain skills.

10. Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell. Stories of success.

11. Japanamerica – Japanese Pop Culture.

12. View from the Summit – Sir Edmund Hillary. Autobiography.

13. The Rough Guide to Middle Earth.

14. Leonardo – Fritjov Capra.

15. Flight Plan – Brian Tracy.

16. Hells AngelsHunter S. Thompson.

17. Big Bangs – Howard Goodall. Five major revolutions in Western Music.

18. Unleasing the Idea Virus – Seth Godin.

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Author: charuzu

I live in Sydney and interests include music, piano playing, technology, cooking, English language, public speaking, Toastmasters, Asian culture (especially Japan and Korea), cinema, personal development, productivity and making friends with people from around the world.

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