I’ve missed a lot of reading time this week. We saw some awesome music.… Knopfler and Dylan on Saturday, Andras Schiff played all of Book 2 of the Well‐Tempered Clavier on Monday and last night Mozart, Beethoven, Hayden and a world premiere — Dai Fujikura’s
Mina, Concerto for 5 Soloists and Orchestra. That last piece was, erm, challenging.
Speaking of challenging. I gave my best shot but I couldn’t get it down, Mieville’s Perdido Street Station. Clumsy is the only word I can think to use for his prose. Sorry fans.
Forensics for Dummies — D. Lyle. Finished early this week. It’s a place to start. But if this is as far as you go, your editor is going to charge back all of the time she has to spend fact checking your crime novel. Also suffers from falls flat attempts at humor. I“ll let you know when I find the “cool” books.
The Fractal Prince — Rajaniemi. Just started this. So far I’m having a good time with it.
Also picked up Lauren Beukes’ Zoo City. Post‐something, maybe apocalypse — maybe just a really bad election year. South African. She’s got a wicked voice and a bitchin’ smirk. It’s my ice cream reward for getting a couple of not so fun tasks taken care of next week.
What have you been reading?