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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World
Abigail Tucker
Progress: 81/187pages
The Mirror Empire
Kameron Hurley
Leviathan Wakes
James S.A. Corey, Jefferson Mays
Progress: 30%
Life: An Unauthorised Biography: A Natural History of the First Four Thousand Million Years of Life on Earth
Richard Fortey
Progress: 333/371pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
Cherie Priest
Progress: 18%
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages


Angelmaker - Nick Harkaway

Although the book started off okay in an off-kilter way, it ended up sinking below my original rather low expectations. It tries to be funny but mostly it falls flat. It's more sigh-worthy than silly. I wouldn't go so far as to say it was predictable but it was largely unsurprising.

An other way to summarize the book:
-Overly-romanticized gangsters? Check.
-Entirely ridiculous villain? Check. (He even has a moustache.)
-Characters as interesting as wooden planks? Check.
-Too much repetitive summarizing? Check.

-A plot that ultimately achieves nothing? Check. Oh wait, I guess he gets a girl. *rolls eyes*

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