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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
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Mar 20, 11

Read from February 15 to March 20, 2011

Mixed feelings on this one. A for effort/ideas. But the execution is lacking in parts. Some conceits just didn't work (protagonist same name as author, the book-within-a-book) and Yu's Douglas Adams worship is shameless. Still, some very interesting ideas about reality perception and time travel. Where Yu saves it is in the 2nd half with some very real, bittersweet father-and-son stuff. So 3 stars. Still, an author to watch as we time travel into the future.
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03/15/2011 page 156
67.0% "It's.... ummm... interesting. Can't decide what I think about it but I'm plugging along."

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