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comment by Devac

So, I guess everyone should write about currently read books, right?

- Art of Attack in Chess by L. Vukovic. I'm rereading this book because it just kicks all kinds of arse when it comes to dissecting strategies. It's one of those "every time you read it, you get more out of it" types of texts. It's not without its flaws, as far as intermediate books on chess go, it's very worth recommending.

- The Story of Civilisation, Part III: Caesar and Christ by W. Durant. That's the closest I got to fiction in a while. I'm about to cross the middle point. Not much more to say, but I very much enjoy reading it. Which still surprises me, as I never thought I'd be saying something like that about learning history.

- The Theory of Integral Equations by a whole bunch of Russians. It's as riveting as the title makes it sound. I'll leave it for you to guess whether I'm sarcastic or not.




rd95  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I know two different people that read books on math for fun. They find them absolutely fascinating and engrossing. Knowing you and how smart you are, you're probably finding the collaborative efforts of a bunch of Russians as a big treat.

Devac  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's good. Translation definitely could have been better. I don't know if the translator was bad in Polish or (and?) Russian, or didn't know anything about mathematical terminology, but it's the biggest detriment to the book. Reading more than a section at a time gets me the feeling you would likely get after hours of reading Wikipedia in Simple English. That's with what I'm dealing here.

Almost makes me wish I actually stuck with learning Russian. Almost.

    how smart you are

It feels like a mockery after the night I had, but thank you.