Jun. 10th, 2009

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No comic day. Next week I'll get it.

Work was... a bit interesting today. Because of some mixup, the total of my required work on this day was carrying a box or two into the office. Of course, my own sense of team spirit and 'wanting-to-get-paidness' made me pitch in and help with the stuff that's not I'm not normally responsible for, but it still wound up with me doing a relatively light work day.

On the way home, I was walking and reading, as I normally do, and at one point, I passed by a young woman who was also walking and reading. I noticed as I passed that she was reading The Dark Tower, by Stephen King. It occured to me a few steps later that that might well have been my soulmate. Rare enough is it to find someone who reads while walking, rarer still that it's both a woman and reading genre fiction, and one I've read. In some other, more perfect world, we might have met out of this chance encounter and fallen in love. Alas, as is the pattern of my life, I only noticed the potential of it belatedly, after I was well past the point of any contact. Not that it was likely we would have made a successful connection anyway, or any form of contact at all being managed even if I had thought of it in time, for that is also the pattern of my life. Ah well *wistful sigh*. To what might have been.

And let's get to the meat of the entry, book Book Foo.

Finished: Inversions, by Iain M. Banks
Started: Broken Angels, by Richard K. Morgan

Short thoughts on Inversion: Pleasant reading, but a little light. Kind of an interesting take on a Culture story. More involved and slightly more spoilery thoughts behind the cut. Read more... )

Finished: Against a Dark Background, by Iain M. Banks
Started: The Yiddish Policeman's Union, by Michael Chabon

Short thoughts on AaDB: Okay, some interesting ideas and reasonably fun at times but in general not my style of books. Slightly more involved and lightly spoilery thoughts behind the cut.
Read more... )

Oh, and I don't think I mentioned yet, but I managed to track down and listen to Paul Cornell's radio play adaptation of the Banks story The State of the Art. And... well, not bad, I guess. Interesting to hear. Cut out a few of the parts I liked most.


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