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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
Barbara W. Tuchman, Nadia May
Progress: 47/1718minutes
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

Shades of Grey: A Novel

Shades of Grey: A Novel - Jasper Fforde Four stars for pulling off the absurdity, although it mellows out towards the end.

The story tells of the last four days of Eddie Russet's life before he's eaten by a carnivorous tree. He's a young lowly "red", only higher than a "grey" in the chromatic structure of his society because at least he can see *some* colour, and no one can see in full colour. The entire society is based on maintaining their colour hierarchy and acquiring artificial colour that everyone can see. So, very silly, but I found it amusing.