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I was introduced to books in 5th Grade when our teacher read us A Wrinkle In Time. Never really looked back.

Currently reading

Embassytown
China MiƩville
Progress: 189/345 pages
Bossypants
Tina Fey
The Split Second (The Seems Series #2)
Michael Wexler, John Hulme
A Tree Full of Angels: Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary
Macrina Wiederkehr
Creative Thinkering: Putting Your Imagination to Work
Michael Michalko
The Android's Dream
John Scalzi
Waking Up Screaming: Haunting Tales of Terror
H.P. Lovecraft, Denise L. Fitzer
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Mary Roach
Naked
David Sedaris
Lud-in-the-Mist
Hope Mirrlees
Gun, With Occasional Music - Jonathan Lethem What a fantastic book. I really picked it up on little more than the title, and the reputation of Mr. Lethem, although I have not read any of his other titles. A long flight from Philadelphia to San Jose, CA gave me a good chance to dive in and I was disappointed that I had to put it down to get off the plane!

The underlying plot is a rather typical hard-luck private eye story, but the environment is so unusual that the whole tale feels new and unique. The environment includes odd designer drugs like Forgettol, animals that have evolved to sentience, cryogenics, and the use of karma to determine when you no longer have any use to society.

I really liked the main character Conrad Metcalf and enjoyed watching him work on the edge of the law, trying to keep himself out of trouble, while identifying and battling the bad guys.

Great fun and highly recommended.