Friday, October 03, 2014

Bill Gates's nine favorite books

For Business Insider, Drake Baer went through the last four years of Bill Gates's book criticism to find "the ones that he gave glowing reviews and that changed his perspective." One title on the list:
The Rosie Project: A Novel by Graeme Simsion

Gates doesn't review a lot of fiction, but "The Rosie Project," which came on the recommendation of his wife Melinda, is an oddly perfect fit.

"Anyone who occasionally gets overly logical will identify with the hero, a genetics professor with Asperger’s Syndrome who goes looking for a wife," he writes. "(Melinda thought I would appreciate the parts where he’s a little too obsessed with optimizing his schedule. She was right.)"

The book is funny, clever, and moving, Gates says, to the point that he read it in one sitting.
Read about another book on the list.

My Book, The Movie: The Rosie Project.

The Page 69 Test: The Rosie Project.

--Marshal Zeringue