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The books I read in 2023
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The books I read in 2023

Not too much much to say about 2023's list other than that, once again, I'm disappointed with my throughput. In my defense, the last quarter of 2023 was the most difficult three months of my life (and is bleeding well into 2024), and frankly, I just couldn't concentrate on anything.

Outside of the now-"expected" quantum mechanics stuff I seem to can't get enough of (this will never change), I think the book that captured my attention most from front to back was Jarett Kobek's How to Find Zodiac. There are very few books, shows, movies, etc. about the Zodiac that I haven't consumed voraciously, and I really think this guy has finally cracked the case and figured out who the crosshairs actually was (he's now passed).

I'm not sure I've ever come across such tenacity and obsessive attention to detail as Kobek showcases at every turn of the page; it's exactly the kind of audatious doggedness and radical outside-the-box thinking that, after a half a century, a case like this demands.

From an Amazon review: "This is the most original, creative, provocative, and insightful treatment of a case that has baffled many for 50 years. And, I would guess, very likely correct." I couldn't agree more.

As always, you can find the totality of past years' book-reading efforts here.




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