Taking a break from the technical manuals he was reading at work and enjoying The Confusion, which is book two in a three part series by Science Fiction author, Neal Stephenson, though the book is set 350 years ago. What originally turned him on to the author was his novel, Snow Crash, for it's characters and writing style which is vast and kinetic. It's easily, he says, in his top ten books. Another favorite author is James Joyce.