[quote=“Craftsy21, post:2, topic:2679”]I’m always working through about 3 books at once, from 3 different areas of writing typically.
I’m finally getting around to finish Moneyball just a few days before the stinking movie gets released. I’ve had this book for 4 or 5 years now and keep passing over it for something else. I’m really enjoying it, about 2/3 of the way through it. This would be my miscellaneous, non-fiction reading which typically consists of business and technology books, with science and history sprinkled in.
From my modern fiction pile I’m about halfway through Consider The Lobster by DFW. He’s probably my favorite author although I still have a few things from him I need to read, including the monster Infinite Jest and his final, posthumous novel that is also quite hefty.
And from my classic literature pile I’m working through Kerouac’s On The Road.
Probably be better off if I stuck with one at a time, but I get a little ADD anymore. I blame the internet.[/quote]
Good book, Moneyball. One thing I feel like Beane didn’t talk about, and may have hidden, was the importance of defense. Maybe he just doesn’t see it as important, but IMO, defense and pitching more important than hitting and OBP. Due to pitching, IMO, the Phillies are a lock, like the '84 Tigers or '90 Reds. Yankees OBP and hitting won’t mean a thing, IMO. Not with their tired arms. As Yogi stated, at least in the first part “Good pitching stops good hitting…and vice versa.”
Readme gets some interesting reviews, Ben. “Stephenson’s REAMDE: perfectly executed, mammoth, ambitious technothriller…a triumph, all 980 pages of it.” Large.