March 26, 2006

Books 3-27-6

A few years ago, I was in a discipleship lab at seminary (grad. school), and we were sharing which books had impacted us the most. This seventy year old gentleman indicated that Sun Tzu's The Art of War had made a rather lasting impact upon him.  I thought that curious and since have always wanted to pick up a copy.  I received a bookstore giftcard for my recent birthday, and ran across it.  On the back of one of the paperback versions (I nabbed the Oxford version), the publisher was saying how relevant Sun's work was for today's modern business.  So, I'm going to read up on being a battlefied commander.  Perhaps it will help out with PvP in World of Warcraft.  Or maybe get me on The Aprentice.
I also picked up Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.  Some people hail this as a continuation of Douglas Adams' style.  However, though i've only got through the first third of the book so far, I don't think that the humor and ingenuity of the authors is on par with the manaical wit of Adams.

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