Are all technical books dry and boring?

After reading many technical books I believe that a trend has emerged: Most technical books tend to be varying degrees of being dry. This is starting to become incredibly irritating, it also hurts in keeping the readers attention. At the moment I don’t have a lot of justification to support why non-dry techincal book, however some of the most memorial books  have included silly examples, real world examples, and a non-referential tone.

 

So far the only books I’ve read that didn’t have a dry tone:

1. Test Driven Development By Kent Beck

2. Effective Java- Joshua Bloch

3. Head First For Design Patterns

4. Apache Wicket in Action - Martijn Dashorst

  • http://antipaucity.com Warren

    No – just the ones you read ;)

    Any book presenting technical information has to do a lot to NOT be dry and boring – technical detail is pretty dry, so dampening it up is difficult.