Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Reading

So, I finally finished re-reading The Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy series by finishing Mostly Harmless (review). I was glad I re-read the series, because I remember how great the first three books were, but after reading the last two, I'm also glad I'm done with it. The last book was especially underwhelming. It had many of the same great characters and some of the witty dialogue that made the series so good, but not enough of it, and the plot was not very well developed.

I'll probably go to the library today and look for something new to read, but if I don't find anything that looks good, then I'll just start reading Cryptonomicon, which I have at home.

So what is everyone else reading? Any recommendations?

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9 comments:

maurinsky said...

I recently finished Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, which was excellent, but I'm not sure that would be your cup of tea.

My husband, big sci-fi fan, recommends Fiasco, by Stanislaw Lem.

Pica (Francesca) said...

I just finished listening to the audiobook of Tom Robbins' Villa Incognito. It was as weird as any of Robbins' books, with a little bit of political commentary woven in (most of the story takes place in the weeks before 9/11, but in Laos). I didn't find the ending 100% satisfactory, but it was an engaging story.

Maurinsky, I was just thinking about reading In Cold Blood. All the hype around the new movie about Capote has reminded me I need to read that book.

Ace Cowboy said...

Currently I'm reading Phil Lesh's autiobio, but I doubt that's up your alley.

Just finished a book called Never Let Me Go by the guy who wrote Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro or something). It's an interesting read, and deals with an interesting topic. I can't say any more 'cuz I'll likely ruin it.

Anyway, I guess I'd recommend it. I'm moving on to Bret Easton Ellis' new one after Lesh's book.

Mike Meitín said...

Interestingly, I'm reading the Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy series as well, but I've not read them before.

John Howard said...

It's a great series Mike. Although, the first three books are far better than the last two.

Me4Prez said...

I am reading a lot about Buddhism. I am going to try meditation to go along with my therapy for depression

sumo said...

"The Message Of The Sphinx"...a quest for the hidden legacy of mankind. By Graham Hancock & Robert Bauval...also authors of "Fingerprints of the Gods" and "The Orion Mystery"...

padrerob said...

Just wrapped up Neal Stephenson's 'Baroque Cycle'. It's taken me almost 6 months to get through all three. A hefty read but a great historical backgrounder.

Anonymous said...

Don't laugh, but Harry Potter is fun.