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Mathew (dipree) | 36 comments If anyone is interested in it Memoirs Found in a Bathtub is in todays Kindle daily deals for $1.99, it was the pick in Nov 2008.


Mr. Noah Sturdevant (noahsturdevant) | 173 comments Thanks. I just bought it to see if I can outlast the Lem.


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Dara (cmdrdara) | 1648 comments I saw that today and giggled.


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Micah (onemorebaker) | 1071 comments Oooohhhhh Veronica will be so thrilled she will probably buy 2 copies. :)


message 5: by Tom, Supreme Laser (new) - rated it 5 stars

Tom Merritt (tommerritt) | 916 comments Mod
I challenge you all to finish it and join me in its praising!


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Sean O'Hara (SeanOHara) | 2222 comments Imagine, if Tom had just chosen the The Cyberiad instead, we'd be talking about how awesome Lem is.


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Timothy Pecoraro | 226 comments OK, Tom I've bought this completely on your say so. So if it's bad I need you to mail me $1.99.

No, just kidding... Can't wait to read it.


message 8: by Dara (new)

Dara (cmdrdara) | 1648 comments Challenge accepted, Sir Tom!


message 9: by terpkristin (new)

terpkristin | 3413 comments If only the guy who did the "official" version of the Solaris audiobook would do the translation... That was my only book by Lem but I really liked it.


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Ken Knight | 2 comments Perhaps everyone has noticed already that the selection of Lem books on Audible has grown considerably. I wonder which translations they used.

Like Tom I can say fine things about The Cyberiad. I'd toss in the Ijon Tuchy stories too. Memoirs is good but I understand why some cant finish novels by Lem.


Mr. Noah Sturdevant (noahsturdevant) | 173 comments Tom wrote: "I challenge you all to finish it and join me in its praising!"

I took your challenge and just finished the book. I have to think that the bit at the beginning is what held some people back. It went on so long that I started to think of this as Prologue: the novel.

The actual book was...different. I can honestly say I have never been so well informed while not having a clue about what is going on.

As a thought experiment it was interesting, but I think I would need to be either insane or drunk to be on the same wavelength as the author. Worth a read, but now my head hurts.


message 12: by Jlawrence, S&L Forum Mod (new) - rated it 3 stars

Jlawrence | 897 comments Mod
Sean wrote: "Imagine, if Tom had just chosen the The Cyberiad instead, we'd be talking about how awesome Lem is."

Yeah, The Cyberiad is probably the best starting-point for Lem - very fun, playful and straight-forward storytelling-wise.

I like these illustrations Google featured of a few of the bizarre machines built by the Cyberiad's competing robot protaganists.

And I agree the Ijon Tuchy stories also show is humorous side of Lem. Solaris is a must-read fascinating classic, too, but my favorites are Lem's humorous stuff.

Noah wrote: "The actual book was...different. I can honestly say I have never been so well informed while not having a clue about what is going on.

As a thought experiment it was interesting, but I think I would need to be either insane or drunk to be on the same wavelength as the author. Worth a read, but now my head hurts."


Yeah, Memoirs is Lem at his most abstract (of what I've read of his), a twisty mobius loop of meta-commentary on storytelling. Interesting stuff, glad I read it, but not my favorite of his, and not the easiest introduction.

O what would the dragon be named if we hadn't read Memoirs first??


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