Monday, December 30, 2019
Five favorite books
Over at EconLog, a libertarian website, there have been a series of postings on "Five favorite books" or simply on favorite books, both in blog postings and in the comments.
You can read Russ Roberts' five favorite books, and a similar list from Scott Sumner.
And here is David Henderson on "Some of My Top Books." I plan to hunt up some of his recommendations.
Here is what I posted in the comments for the Russ Roberts posting:
Here are my current top five works of fiction:
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen.
The Gold Bug Variations, Richard Powers.
Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson.
The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe.
The Illuminatus! trilogy, Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.
I have omitted Lord of the Rings for lack of space. If I could mention another series, it would be the Iain Banks Culture novels.