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Tim Patrick

Tim Patrick is a software architect and developer with more than 30 years of experience in designing and building custom software solutions. He is the author of multiple books on Microsoft technologies, and was selected as a Microsoft MVP for his support to the programming community. Tim earned his degree in computer science from Seattle Pacific University.


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Categorize or Bust

Categorize or Bust!

Once I have basic data on every book, I will start tossing out great works by the hundreds.
James Dean

Portrait of the Künstlerroman as a Young Man

People who classify books professionally have developed some predefined categories that cover many fictional works, some obviously made up just for laughs.
Multiple Queues

Classifications and Categories

Even trying to categorize books by the gender of the author can be a time-consuming task.
Wanted: Jane Austen

Dangerous Me

Academics in literature programs, in their frenzy to solve possibly unsolvable problems, think and say some of the strangest things.

More to Read

Review #26: The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

Written by John le Carré in 1963, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold is probably the most modern, mainstream book in the Well-Read Man project.
A Golden Voice

Review: A Golden Voice