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This is my journey in books for 2019!
TOTALSI read 17,334 pages across 48 books
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Modern Science Fiction: A Critical Analysis: The Seminal 1951 Thesis with a New Introduction and Commentaryreally liked it
Jim’s first review of the year
it was amazing
Sixty years ago, back in 1959, I read my first book, Treasure Island. Actually, my mother read it with me. I was seven and in the third grade. It was around Halloween because I went to a costume party dressed as Long John Silver. I’m not sure, but my faulty memory tells me I picked Treasure Island to read because I had seen the 1934 movie version on television, the one with Wallace Beery as Long John Silver. I have reread the book and seen the ...more
Jim’s last review of the year
it was amazing
A collection of 13 interrelated short stories that has a feel of an experimental novel. In the seventh story, a has-been rockstar says, "Time is a goon." From that, I assume the book is about how time beats up people. Egan's prose is beautiful, and A Visit from the Goon Squad is considered one of the best novels of the 2010s. However, I didn't always care about the characters in her finely painted portraits. Part of the problem is Egan doesn't ...more