Jonathan

Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Jonathan.

https://j.zac.sh/
https://www.goodreads.com/jzacsh

Norse Mythology
Jonathan is currently reading
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating

progress: 
 
  (61%)
33 minutes ago

 
The Fall of Hyperion
Rate this book
Clear rating

progress: 
 
  (page 51 of 517)
34 minutes ago

 
Break Through Rap...
Rate this book
Clear rating

progress: 
 
  (9%)
Mar 30, 2020 09:19AM

 
See all 6 books that Jonathan is reading…

Jonathan’s Recent Updates

Jonathan shared 1 note and 4 highlights from
Docile by K.M. Szpara
Rate this book
Clear rating
My name’s Carol; I’ll be your case manager.” She pulls up one of my documents on the flimsy little card. “Says here you’re trying to pay off three million.” I bite my lip to stop myself from making excuses. Not all the debt’s ours, personally. According to Dad, everyone in our family used to attend college, graduate school—for generations they became doctors and artists, professors and architects. But when the Next of Kin laws went into effect, all their debt passed down to their kids after they died, and to their kids, accumulating over decades before people got smart about that kind of thing ...more
Jonathan is on page 29 of 517 of The Fall of Hyperion
The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jonathan started reading
The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jonathan shared 1 highlight from
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Rate this book
Clear rating
At least Mensah and Arada had overruled the ones who wanted to talk to me about it. Yes, talk to Murderbot about its feelings. The idea was so painful I dropped to 97 percent efficiency. I’d rather climb back into Hostile One’s mouth.
Jonathan rated a book liked it
Docile by K.M. Szpara
Docile
by K.M. Szpara (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jonathan started reading
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Norse Mythology
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jonathan rated a book really liked it
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
Rate this book
Clear rating
Reminded me of Ann Leckie's Radch Empire, with the focus on culture clashes, and the upper class. Otherwise, a very different book. I really liked the sci-fi concept that distinguishes the main character's culture as well.
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Jonathan and 48 other people liked Charlie Anders's review of Docile:
Docile by K.M. Szpara
"Don't call KM Szpara's Docile a dystopia. This book is something much stranger and yet closer to our own reality. Szpara has an amazing gift for immersing us in a world of exploitation and unbearable tenderness, and making it feel familiar and ine..." Read more of this review »
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
More of Jonathan's books…
Sue Burke
“You must control bugs,” I say. “Bugs no eat fruit,” it answers. In other words, how can you control an animal except with fruit? “Change sap for bugs. Like this.” I show a chemical. “Sap will control animals.” “Bugs no eat fruit.” “Bugs drink sap.” “Yes,” it says. “Bugs no eat fruit.” “Change sap for bugs because bugs drink sap, no eat fruit.” “Bugs no eat fruit.” I realize that we are related plants, both bamboos, in fact, and our shared physiology is the only reason I can have a conversation of any complexity. The hedge along the river is too small to have many sentient roots. The presence of other snow vines triggers an aggressive growth, but this hedge has lived alone and is content to lead a manicured little life parasitizing its aspens and putting down more guard roots than it needs, thus serving the humans without realizing it. It has no need for intelligence, none at all. “Change sap for bugs,” I repeat, hoping that repetition will of itself prove persuasive. “Big animals eat bugs.” “Bugs no eat fruit.” “Big animals eat bugs.” “Big animals eat bugs,” the snow vine repeats. I have made progress. “Yes,” I say. “Change sap for bugs.” “Big animals eat bugs.” “Yes. Change sap for bugs. Like this.” “Bugs eat sap,” it says. “Bugs are pests.” “Bugs are good. Big animals eat bugs like fruit.” The snow vine stammers some meaningless chemical compounds and finally says, “Bugs are like fruit.” This is very significant progress. “Bugs are like fruit,” I agree. “Bugs eat sap. Change sap. Sap will control two animals.” “Sap will control bugs. Big animals eat bugs.” “Yes. You must change sap for bugs and animals.” “I will change sap for bugs and animals.” At last! “Yes. Change sap like this.” I deliver some prototype chemicals.”
Sue Burke, Semiosis

Joe Haldeman
“Doctors don’t seem to realize that most of us are perfectly content not having to visualize ourselves as animated bags of skin filled with obscene glop.”
Joe Haldeman, The Forever War

Jason  Matthews
“Benford’s office looked like the atelier”
Jason Matthews, Red Sparrow

Steve Toutonghi
“Unmet promises are rarely empty; rather, they’re filled with the unspoken things people don’t want to do or can’t do.”
Steve Toutonghi, Join

Jason  Matthews
“I’ve always loved Russian humor,” said Nate. “It’s a shame there’s so little of it.”
Jason Matthews, Red Sparrow

1865 SciFi and Fantasy Book Club — 26017 members — last activity 18 minutes ago
Hi there! SFFBC is a welcoming place for readers to share their love of speculative fiction through group reads, buddy reads, challenges, and lively ...more
4170 The Sword and Laser — 23240 members — last activity 4 minutes ago
Online discussion forum for the Sword and Laser podcast and monthly book club pick. Subscribe to the audio podcast: ...more
year in books
Sarah L...
749 books | 46 friends

Dominik
11,471 books | 165 friends

Jonatha...
600 books | 64 friends

Alok Ta...
1,402 books | 327 friends

Ashley
815 books | 146 friends

Amanda
142 books | 9 friends

Ainhoa
196 books | 16 friends

Nick
347 books | 72 friends

More friends…



Polls voted on by Jonathan

Lists liked by Jonathan