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The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

★★★★★

Since it was Ryan Holiday’s “This is How I Work”) and book review mailing list that inspired my self imposed challenge to read and review a book a week (on average) this year, it seemed only fair that I read one of his books. The Obstacle is the Way was published while I was reading Letters From a Stoic, so the timing was perfect to dig into it next.
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Letters From a Stoic by Seneca

★★★★

When enough people whose opinions you’re interested in tell you to read something, you should probably do it. That was the thought that finally got me to read Seneca’s Letters. I’ve been reading Tim Ferriss’ books and blog for a long time, and he talks about Seneca a great deal. Ryan Holiday, who partially inspired my challenge to read and review 52 books this year also recommends Seneca. Antifragile, a book I just read last month discusses Seneca, and as I recall, it was also mentioned in Thinking, Fast and Slow – a book I read last year that had a big impact on me. As you can see, I was bound to get to Seneca sooner or later.
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Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez

★★★★★

At this point, I think it’s safe to call Daniel Suarez one of my favorite fiction authors. This is the third book of his that I’ve read, and I can’t not talk about or think at length about his books. I was actually a little nervous about starting this book. I loved Daemon and Freedom™, but those books were a series, and Kill Decision is its own book. I wasn’t sure I would find this book as interesting,  given that the subject matter was different.
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