← rory flint


I used to read a lot of books, often several a week. I've slowed down now and try to focus on quality rather than quantity.

I am a big believer in abandoning books that I am no longer enjoying; those books that were not finished have been omitted.

Technical guides and software documentation have not been included unless exceptional.


The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea - Yukio Mishima
The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells
Mating in Captivity - Esther Perel
Discipline Is Destiny - Ryan Holiday
An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management - Will Larson
Make Something Wonderful - Steve Jobs/The Steve Jobs Archive 1


Roadside Picnic - Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
The Dip - Seth Godin
The Great Mental Models Volume 1 - Shane Parrish and Rhiannon Beaubien
Not a Life Coach - James Smith
Too Long a Solitude - Bohumil Hrabal 1 2
No One Writes to the Colonel - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Thunderball - Ian Fleming
With a Mind to Kill - Anthony Horowitz
The 2-Hour Cocktail Party - Nick Gray
Rise and Kill First - Ronen Bergman
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant - Eric Jorgenson
Theroux the Keyhole - Louis Theroux
Selected Short Stories - Anton Chekhov
Bronze Age Mindset - Bronze Age Pervert 1
Sun & Steel - Yukio Mishimato
The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Leo Tolstoy
Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life - John Gray
In Praise of Shadows - Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
The Twilight World - Werner Herzog
A Gentle Introduction to Unqualified Reservations - Mencius Moldbug