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Reading Update

I’ve been on a reading spurt lately. I’m going to jot down some quick notes avoiding getting very deep.

“Maus” by Art Spiegelman: Great.

“Spook Country” by William Gibson: Better than “Pattern Recognition” but I suspect that is due to getting used to the characters. I began to see more in “Pattern Recognition” after reading “Spook Country.” I still think Gibson must have struggled a lot with Pattern Recognition (and it shows in the book) but after reading Spook, I’m more optimistic.

“Marooned in Realtime” by Vernor Vinge: I found another favorite author and it’s Vinge. Really enjoyable. “A Fire Upon the Deep” was great but I enjoyed Marooned even more. Currently reading Vinges “A Deepness in the Sky” and finding it excellent.

“Quicksilver” by Neal Stephenson: I ran out of library time due to poor planning. Going to return to it shortly.