August 18th, 2019

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[ Books ] Aurora - Kim Stanley Robinson

AuroraAurora by Kim Stanley Robinson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


It took me a while to get into this. I don't think I'd ever read anything by KSR before -the story (of a generation trip's arrival to their destination in Tau Ceti and what happens after) is told by an AI but this is only clear after a while. I found the protagonists relatable, believable people although there were what I felt were contradictions, particularly towards the end. I liked the symmetry of how the book begins and ends. To say anything more would be to introduce spoilers -just one more thing, it could have done with a little sub-editing as it rambles on in places.



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Book of G-Quan, Soldier of Darkness, B5

[ Books ] Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come - Jessica Pan

Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: An Introvert’s Year of Living DangerouslySorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: An Introvert’s Year of Living Dangerously by Jessica Pan

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


Still reading it, about 85% into it as I write this. What the author has to say is interesting and I can relate to a lot of it but I find the constant pop culture references don't really add to the substance of the book but rather detract from it and make it feel vacuous and ephemeral.



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