Astro Teller

Entrepreneur, Scientist and Author

Astro Teller is an entrepreneur, scientist, and author, with expertise in the field of intelligent technology.

Book Recommendations

The Hours

by Michael Cunningham

The other one I love is The Hours by Michael Cunningham.

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Oscar and Lucinda

by Peter Carey

It was just so lyrical. Every single chapter is like a little jewel. He has the most amazing way of bringing to life a scene with not just beautiful language, but incredible imagery. Like a coat rack with cats and coats on it looking like it’s covered with crows, like this image of these birds who are gonna take flight. And one of a bird diving into the water, piercing the membrane between dreams and reality, and he just had these wonderful turns of phrases where this woman who–there are parts that are really funny, too. So it’s not just all lyrical.

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The Gormenghast Trilogy

by Mervyn Peake

My favorite books have the exact same problem. And I push them on people, and nobody likes them either. It’s the Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake

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The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman

Now the other option that also has a really good track so far as far as people I’ve recommended it to is The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman. It’s about a young boy who is raised in a graveyard. Really, really stellar. I think the audiobook is partially what drew me in, just because Neil Gaiman is such an incredible narrator.

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Ready Player One

by Ernest Cline

It’s so much fun. And now we’re in the doldrums because it was so fun that we’re like pouting because nothing’s gonna be as good.

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What If?

by Randall Munroe

Most recent gifted book from our family is What If. And we’ve given out quite a few copies.

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