New day - new book
[...] After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant).
It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. Starting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. [...]
What are you Reading
Any recommendations on what to use if you want to wipe a hard drive clean before getting rid of it?
The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
I'm reading my books daily................
I'm almost finished w/ "The Heroin Diaries" by Nikki Sixx. Great read!
Perdido Street Statoion - China Mieville.
Clearly a contemporary work by a contemporary author - and that's kind of the problem. Mieville shows his thirst for complexity in his desire to be considered one of the authors of a generation. As a result - unlike in Embassytown - I feel he creates an incredible world but overworks himself on a conclusion. He wants to make it too anti-cathartic and it kills the flow. Which is too bad after reading some of his other stuff.
I just checked out a worned out copy of Cat's Cradle by Vonnegut from from my university's library. It's a 1963 first edition copy and it's been checked out 120 times. At first I thought that was pretty cool, but now thinking about it I'm kind of grossed out by it.
I've been wanting to check out Perdido Street Station for a while now, but I'll got for Embassytown next instead based on what you're saying.
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The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick - I extremely enjoyed this alternative reality, or rather how well it was described. Nightmare.
It's mostly about getting to know places and people, not much action there. But if you're okay with it, that's pretty satisfying reading.
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