Category Archives: Reading

Present Shock and Pattern Recognition

I haven’t really felt like writing about anything I’ve been reading, but I recently read both Pattern Recognition [William Gibson] and Present Shock [Douglas Rushkoff], and now I guess I feel like writing about that. Something that’s been on my … Continue reading

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The Book of Man

I decided to read “The Book of Man” (by Barry Graham) after reading a fairly glowing review of it on Nick Mamatas’s blog.  I suppose it was this line that got me, “It’s the sort of thing you’re either into … Continue reading

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The Dispossessed

I have a habit of getting stuck on things.  I would call myself a fan of the band Built to Spill, but I’ve only ever owned or listened to one of their albums (“Keep it Like a Secret”).  There’s no … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Reading Again…

When you’ve done something enough times, it’s hard to tell when it became a habit – which is some bastardization of a more coherent cliche.  But I don’t really develop habits, just fixations.  I suppose it’s functionally the same, though … Continue reading

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Magic Hours

Confession: I have not been a very good reader of late.  “Of late” might not even be the right words.  I recognize that reading is at least as crucial to writing as actual writing, and in a way it’s maybe … Continue reading

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