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Zen Buddhism: A History (Japan) (Treasures of the World's Religions) (Volume 2)
James W. Heisig, Heinrich Dumoulin, Paul F. Knitter
The Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo
Jokei Molly Delight Whitehead, Kosho Uchiyama Roshi, Shohaku Okumura, Shohaku Okumura
Living by Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts
Shohaku Okumura
Ron Chernow
Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path
Zoketsu Norman Fischer, Ayya Khema


Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson While I know this book is universally beloved by the geek cognoscenti, I could not get through the first chapter without laughing out loud at the adolescent-level writing. Were there some sense of a knowing wink accompanying the overwrought narrative, you could imagine it spun as a so-good-its-bad sort of book, but that's wholly absent. All of which potentially explains its popularity with this crowd.