Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Electron Deficient Entertainment - On the Road Edition

The Thousandfold Thought - R Scott Bakker. Book three of The Prince of Nothing series. Not worth the effort of lugging it around for several weeks, not by a long shot.
The Portable Machiavelli - Has The Prince, an abridged Discourses and some letters and plays by Machiavelli. Very dense reading for train and plane travel, still good though. Has given the impression to several people that I am far better read than I in fact am.
Fever Pitch - Nick Hornby. Not sure how this made me feel about being a sports nut.
High Fidelity - Nick Hornby. Enjoyable, although to be fair I think I am the exact demographic for the book.
Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne. Fun, short.
Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne. Fun, short, cool to read just before going to Copenhagen, seeing the same buildings he wrote about in the 1800s.
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card. No, I hadn't read it before, please don't judge me. I rather enjoyed it, but I wouldn't really put it up there with Neuromancer or Snow Crash.

Have just started The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, which will be my first LeCarre book. More news on travel later.

3 comments:

  1. I'm currently reading Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan, which is pretty solid so far if you're looking for something else (and travel-friendly, unlike something like say Cryptonomicon ;) )

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altered_Carbon

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  2. My only advice is that if you read and enjoy Ender's Game - go no further. Only disappointment lies that way.

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  3. I have heard that from multiple sources. I think I will place Mr Card on the backburner for the time being

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