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Where I listen & get weird

by John on February 9th, 2018

So I didn’t do this last week because I was still working my way through Stephen King’s Revival. Ultimately, I enjoyed the tale, but ending . . . well, maybe I need to sit down & read it, because I feel like every time a question was answered, three more were asked.

What I’m listening to:
Matthew Mercer‘s The Punch Escrow
When I started:
Tuesday
How Much I’ve Listened:
3 of the 9 hours
What I’m liking:
This is a science-fiction tale told by a smart-ass. I like goofy smart-asses who know they’re smart-asses and are unapologetic for this fact.
What I’m not liking:
Everything takes place significantly in the future – but there is a tremendous amount of 80’s nostalgia going on. Hey, I loved Ready Player One – I’m super psyched for the movie – but the 80’s nostalgia feels forced and unnecessary here. Also, I’m having a difficult time wrapping my head around the science in the science fiction1. This may actually be a book to which it might be better to read than listen, just because the concepts are out-there and require a good amount of thought. Still, though, I’m enjoying it.
What’s Up Next?
Something from this list:

  • JD Barker’s The Fourth Monkey
  • Ashley Posten’s Geekerella
  • Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
  • Neil Degrasse Tyson’s Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

1 The book is about teleportation – where people go place-to-place via Star Trek-like transporters, only something got screwed up and the smart-ass telling the tale somehow is duplicated, and because this “can’t possibly happen,” the powers-that-be decide to try to kill both copies (at least, I think, we’re only getting the tale from one of the copies so far) and cover everything up.
One Comment
  1. Lisa permalink

    I’m reading Mating in Captivity, because I made a plan to choose a book each month around a particular theme. This month: relationships. So far it’s interesting, but I’m not sure if it’s solving all my problems lol

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