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A Monster's Notes by Laurie Sheck
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Oct 11, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: 21st-century, science-fiction, kindle-ebooks, postmodern, arctic, never-gonna-finish, monsters

This book started with such promise for me. The opening section with fragments questioning humanity vs machines, the nature of machine intelligence, whether astronauts are still human once they are detached from Earth and then... *sigh* it moved into following the live stories of the original writer of Frankenstein, it moved into talking about the isolation of the Arctic, which was also interesting if less so. And then I hit the section of on the friend of Dr. Frankenstein now living in China exchanging letters with a leper (who's name he never knows, but that's ok because the letters are never sent) and translating an odd Chinese novel he found in the wall of the house he's living in....

And wow, I was only halfway through and it was moving slower than dirt.

I just lost patience with it. I may eventually go back to it, but nothing happens and interesting thoughts are not entertained.
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