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03:50 pm: Not a Good Idea #345
Trying to read Richard K. Morgan's Thirteen, David Anthony Durham's Acacia*, Ian McDonald's Brasyl, and Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policeman's Union all at the same time. Genres are, in order: next-century dystopia (to give you an idea, Morgan's version of the US is called Jesusland); epic fantasy (complete with infodumping and repetition that makes me roll my eyes, though I like some of the characters and basic ideas); mixture of historical novel, contemporary novel, and near-future SF novel, all set in Brazil (these three strands intertwine with one another, and not all the important words are in the glossary, even though the glossary claims they are there); and alternate history (the biggest Jewish community formed in the Alaskan Panhandle, not in Israel, which collapsed).

Unfortunately, they all came into the library for me at the same time, and I only have two weeks to read them. As well as grade and write and do all the other stuff that comprises my life.


*How lazy am I? This lazy: I couldn't remember Durham's middle name, so I typed it into Google as I was writing this post instead of walking to the book which is less than ten feet away.

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Date:October 16th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
Morgan's version of the US is called Jesusland


~Alankria on LJ
Date:May 31st, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
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Date:October 16th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
That's not lazy; I'm positive I would have done the same thing. Google made their fortune on being easy and handy.
Date:October 16th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
I actually bought Brasyl two weeks after returning from 6 months in São Paulo. I still haven't read it (oops), but I was happy to see it existed. São Paulo just begs for sci-fi. I'm looking forward to seeing your review, if you get to it!
-Liz, the-boojum on LJ.
Date:October 16th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
Trying to read [3 books] all at the same time.

You could try just reading one at a time like normal people do. :)

I currently have 5 books out from the libraries: Sanderson's Well of Ascension, Many Bloody Returns (anth), Bull's Territory, Murphy's Coyote Dreams, and Sagara's Cast in Secret. None are science fiction, but they do cover several fantasy sub-genres.
Date:October 17th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
Nah, I do it all the time as well. It actually saves time to just sit at the comp and google it.

Yes, lazy I am too. :P
Date:October 20th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
I fall in the lazy category too in that case. Though I agree it can save time.

They sound like interesting books, though. Acacia sounds vaguely familiar. Might have seen it in a store somewhere.
Date:June 19th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)

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Date:June 20th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
i tried to read this also. How do you find this?

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