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Understand by Ted Chiang
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Jan 31, 11

bookshelves: sci-fi
Read in January, 2011


Perhaps this short story would appeal more to those more of the sci-fi bend than I am. I liked it a lot at the beginning, but sort of started getting bored in the middle, though the ending was interesting.

Some of the concepts explored were definitely intriguing, but a lot of it started sounded like techno-babble to sound impressive.

Also, I was distracted, in all the talk of how limited the language is and in Leon's creatin of a new language, since we were, of course, still reading in our normal language. I don't know why, but I found that particular part very bothersome.

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