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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

The Furthest Station
Ben Aaronovitch, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Chasing New Horizons
David Alan Stern
The Rule of Luck
Catherine Cerveny
Engineering Animals: How Life Works
Alan Mcfadzean, Mark Denny
Progress: 125/314pages
The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization
Nicholas P. Money
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

Silence by Shusaku Endo

Silence - William Johnston, Shūsaku Endō

This depressing and mostly tedious book is about a 17th century Portuguese missionary priest in Japan. The topic of Christianity in Japan is in itself is somewhat interesting, I suppose, just because it’s not the type of thing I’d typically read but the book was mostly meh. Some interesting passages but that’s about it. I should probably point out that I really don’t understand missionaries to begin with. There was also some weird present/past tense mixes but I guess that might be an artefact of the translation.


I read this book for the More Historical Than Fiction book club.