The Drunkard's Walk by Leonard Mlodinow
While people may pay lip service to the concept of chance , they behave as though chance events are subject to control.
Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez
Attack of the killer lawn mowers. Actually pretty good. The first book in a long time where the technical references make sense. It was unfortunate that I identified with a character killed very early on.
Masters of Doom by David Kushner
Even more nostalgic and familiar than the Prince of Persia book. I was a part of the obsessive Quake subculture and well remember those amazing years from 1993 onwards when everything (thanks in a large part to John Carmack) was changing so fast.
Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein
I grok it
The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien
I don't get it. How come you were even here in the the first place?
The narrators daughter while visiting Vietnam 20 years later