Below you’ll find the fifth part of my reading list and, when available, the related comments I made at the time.
I did a small mistake and got 4 and 5 reversed 🙂
You can read why I’m doing this and can also the first , the second, the third and the fourth part of the list that I’ve already published on this blog.
Sunday, Mar 7 2010
The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling by James Hillman
Kinds of Power by James Hillman
Thursday, Mar 4 2010
Human Factors in Safety-Critical Systems by Felix Redmill, Jane Rajan
While the title suggests this book as with a limited audience I think that every worker should read it.
The analysis of how people interacts with systems and organization can be applied to non-safety-critical scenarios too.
This knowledge will help both individual contributors and managers.
Saturday, Feb 13 2010
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr., Mary Doria Russell
Thursday, Jan 7 2010
Oscar and the Lady in Pink by ERIC-EMMANUEL SCHMITT
At the first reading, several months ago, I enjoyed this little book but recently I discovered that I almost forgot all the content, so i decided to read it again.
I’m really happy with that decision: while the book is small and written with a very easy and light style the content of those few pages is extremely dense.
It’s uncommon to read in less than 80 pages so much about the meaning of the life and of the death.”
Wednesday, Jan 6 2010
Mensonge romantique et vérité romanesque by René Girard
I think that the book requires a fresh reading of the analyzed novels in order to provide the full benefit of the offered analysis, but at least 75% of the content can be appreciated in any case.
The value offered is not limited to a greater understanding of the literature but, as it continuously relates back to the real world, it can be at least partially applied in daily experience.
I’ve actually read the italian translation.
La vittima e la folla by Renè Girard
The perspective that the author offers on the myth is extraordinary ad helps to see in a different light most of the recent theological thinking that describes the gospel as mostly mythical and fictions.
It’s a book easy enough for people w/o a background on philosophy or theology , but a minimum of classical greek culture would help for sure.
Friday, Oct 23 2009
Milano Calibro 9 by G. Scerbanenco
I liked a lot these short stories.
Dark as is usually Scerbanenco but with a twist of irony that is not very common in the novels
Saturday, Oct 17 2009
Traditori di tutti by Giorgio Scerbanenco
Tuesday, Oct 13 2009
Ladro contro assassino by Giorgio Scerbanenco