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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