Book Review: The Windup Girl

This book took me by surprise with how much I enjoyed it. The book starts out kind of slow, but once I got around half way through it, it really picked up. A large part of this is that it’s very similar to cyberpunk books, where it just throws you into the setting and very slowly reveals things. Characters will talk about events and things like they normally would. They don’t need to explain these concepts to each other, they’re already very familiar with them. [Read More]

Infinite Jest

This book was… Fuck I don’t know how to describe this book. It’s partially an exploration in writing. David Foster Wallace is obviously a brilliant writer, and the book contains many scenes that were nothing short of gripping. But it’s also obvious that he was having fun writing this book. He was playing around with it - mixing in multiple different writing styles, the endless footnotes, the odd ways he tells you important information. [Read More]

2018 in Books

Intro My New Year’s resolution in 2018 was to keep track of everything I read. Context is important when trying to recall how you felt about books, not just the content of the words. Due to different life circumstances, the same book can be incredibly illuminating or insufferable. My goal in keeping track of all of this would be to be able to look back on the year and see how I’ve grown and what I’ve learned from all of my reading. [Read More]

Books I Love

I can expand more or add to this list later, but here’s a quick list of books I love: Albert Camus - The Fall Aldous Huxley - Brave New World Aldous Huxley - Island Daniel Keyes - Flowers for Algernon David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis George Orwell - 1984 George Orwell - Animal Farm George Orwell - Homage to Catalonia H. [Read More]
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