I recently purchased Donald Knuth’s ‘The Art of Computer Programming: Volume 3: Sorting and Searching”.  It’s a heavy read, but has some rather good bits.

Also Knuth has a sense of humor which lightens the reading a wee bit, so I am glad to find an article which lists one-liner jokes about Knuth – http://jjinux.blogspot.com/2011/03/humor-donald-knuth-jokes.html