- Sep 19, 2020
KAFKA in 90 minutes. Biography
Today I'm rereading book 3 in the series BlitzNow I'm rereading Stiletto, the sequel
This sounds promising.I'm currently reading Trilobyte by J L Bourne.
AI surgical robots (cat size) manage to self hack their source code.
Suddenly millions come out of auto factories and start facehugging humans as they begin all out war.
And they also cannibalise free humans to keep their host bodies running.
Gruesome and weird!
It's enjoyable so far ....my one quibble is there are three protagonist's telling the tale and the chapters jump from one to another without headings .....it takes a bit of thinking to work out who's narrating.This sounds promising.
THE KAIJA PRESERVATION SOCIETYListened to: Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire. Book 7 in a YA portal fantasy series that was getting samey. But this novella is slightly different in that a different school is involved and no portal world adventures.
Finna – Nino Cipri
The multi-dimensional portals manifesting in a box-store's maze-like interior and "swallowing" wandering customers is an interesting concept... But the author doesn't realise the concept's full potential. The continually squabbling ex-lovers was just plain irritating (not to mention juvenile) and detracted from the plot (with blatant, heavy-handed messaging). The story would have improved tremendously if the two main characters had managed to get eaten by carnivorous furniture.
Defekt – Nino Cipri [sort of sequel to Finna, but can be read alone]
I love the defekta (semi-sentient and ambulatory [i.e. defective] furniture and fittings). The homicidal toilet was particularly amusing. Interesting concept, unfortunately the author doesn't do anything revolutionary with it. The writing is decent and the story is entertaining.
Brian's book is helped by his Geordie accent and vernacular.THE KAIJA PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Fairly enjoyable but not sure about the narrative tone ....... a bit pop cultural shouty maybe ? Is that deliberate ? Anyone ?
On audio , for my short car trips back and fwd to work , groceries etc ...
THE LIVES OF BRIAN
What a blast !
There is quite a good doco of this on Prime or Netflix.Finished Peter Biskind's Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, about the rise and fall of the 70s "New Hollywood" era (Bogdanovich, Coppola, Friedkin etc). fascinating, if sometimes hard to follow (characters we heard of once before 40 pages ago will be reintroduced without any reminder of who they are, and first and last names are used seemingly at random). It would have helped if I'd realised there was a list of personalities at the end before I got most of the way through!
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