LordStormes (1749242) writes "THIS WAS A TRIUMPH. JJ Abrams, who apparently plans to direct every movie for the rest of time, is teaming with Gabe Newell and Valve to explore films for both the HalfLife and Portal franchises. No word on HalfLife 3, sadly..." Link to Original Source
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.