Tomas Vik

Book cover Richard P. Feynman - What Do You Care What Other People Think?

Richard P. Feynman - What Do You Care What Other People Think?

Richard Feynman seems like a really cool guy. I’ve never heard of him and I still don’t know what he got his Nobel Prize for, but the way how he discusses his childhood, love for science …

Finished 13 May 2020

Book cover Bohumil Hrabal - I Served the King of England

Bohumil Hrabal - I Served the King of England

When I started reading this e-book, I thought that I’ve got to get a faulty file. Bohumil definitely wasn’t messing around when starting this book. It’s on since the page 1. My …

Finished 29 April 2020

Book cover David Thomas, Andrew Hunt - The Pragmatic Programmer

David Thomas, Andrew Hunt - The Pragmatic Programmer

I have no idea, why did it take me 10 years of professional programming to get this book and read it. Maybe it was the 1999 release date that made it look too old. Too old to provide any useful …

Finished 25 April 2020

Book cover Cal Newport - Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Cal Newport - Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

I have a mixed feeling about this book. On one hand it was extremely repetitive and the first part of the book felt like a broken record. But this might just be because I’m familiar with the …

Finished 18 April 2020

Book cover Burton G. Malkiel - A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Burton G. Malkiel - A Random Walk Down Wall Street

When I read Barefoot investor three years ago, I felt like I discovered a whole new world. Lowering taxes by saving for retirement, indexed funds? In my late twenties I finally started saving more …

Finished 13 April 2020

Book cover Amor Towles - Rules of Civility

Amor Towles - Rules of Civility

Rules of Civility made me love the idea New York even though I’ve never been. Following the story of 22yo Katherine Kontent I’ve found her the most relatable female character ever (maybe …

Finished 23 February 2020

Book cover David Spiegelhalter - The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from Data

David Spiegelhalter - The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from Data

This book is something. A chapter in I went to a nearby office supplies store and I bought notebook to make notes. The first few chapters I felt like statistician. Sir David Spiegelhalter (yeah, you …

Finished 12 February 2020

Book cover Terry Pratchett - Small Gods

Terry Pratchett - Small Gods

I’m a firm believer in the God of lettuce. It’s a safe bet I’m told. The dynamic between a god needing his follower more than follower the god creates tricky and funny situations …

Finished 2 February 2020

Book cover Karel Čapek - R.U.R.

Karel Čapek - R.U.R.

I’ve picked this book for two reasons. It’s my country’s classics and it’s super short. The 3 hours that it took to read R.U.R. was time well spent. If the book was any longer, …

Finished 20 January 2020

Book cover Randall Munroe - How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

Randall Munroe - How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

Is it a fiction, is it non-fiction? Who knows, who cares. This book looks long but thanks to the rich imagery I chewed through it in no time. The clarity of Munroe’s explanation makes me feel …

Finished 17 January 2020