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Can't Stop the Signal

You mean people read these things? Oh well. Here's some stuff: I read in spurts. Sometimes a lot, sometimes not at all. Sometimes books, sometimes only articles or newspapers or magazines or whatever's on that box of cereals. I don't review books. I sometimes have random semi-coherent thoughts and I sometimes rant, but i never review.

 

Oh, and I try to rant in the same language as the book I'm ranting about was written, which means you might encounter Norwegian, English, German or French here, all of it mangled to some degree.

 

I can read most genres, but I tend to prefer scifi. 

Currently reading

Pwning Tomorrow
Lauren Beukes, Bruce Sterling, Charlie Jane Anders, Cory Doctorow, Kameron Hurley, Hannu Rajaniemi, Neil Gaiman, Ramez Naam, SL Grey, Charles A. Human, Dave Maass, Madeline Ashby, Annalee Newitz, Charles Yu, Carolyn Jewel, Paolo Bacigalupi, James Patrick Kelly, Paul Leice
Progress: 35 %
Mastering Emacs
Mickey Petersen
2666
Roberto BolaƱo
Arguably: Selected Prose
Christopher Hitchens

11/22/63

11/22/63 - Stephen King An excellent read without doubt. A couple of annoying things about the main character who seems a little bland. Who goes blundering into the past to save a family from a murderous father without even taking five minutes to figure out the name of the father and where they live? Sure, time is running out in the present but hello...

PS! I've read a couple poor reviews that claim King glorifies JFK in this book, but I certainly can't see it. He captures what I imagine was the public opinion of the president at the time, and the events in the end game surely paints him as less than capable.