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Another week where I read quite a few comic books and less actual books.
Wool 2 by Hugh Howey — Another fascinating book about life in the silo. Fascinating book, fascinating world .. reading Wool 3 now. I like the idea of the serial novella for Kindle. (4-GR)
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel — Interesting graphic novel, if anything too literary. A very sad story of what it can mean to live in the closet. Excellent art, interesting story, the Joyce stuff didn’t work for me. (4-GR)
Sex on the Moon by Ben Mezrich — Sad and odd story of hubris. Thad Roberts has almost everything going for him, great co-op at the Johnson Space Center, beautiful wife, very intelligent, and a natural leader.
But, he is someone that likes to take things and can’t handle it when things are “trash.” Whether samples in the basement of the geology museum at the University of Utah, to moon rocks already used in experiments and tainted by the Earth.
Remember kids, in the long term, 100,000 is not that much money, you have so much more to look forward too. I am curious what was next in the life of Thad Roberts.
Here is his website: http://einsteinsintuition.com/who-is-thad-roberts/about-thad/ Looks like he is working with quantum mechanics, I wonder whatever happened to the professor’s journals.
Books checked out this week:
“Petrograd” by Philip Gelatt and Tyler Crook — A graphic novel about Rasputin, I have heard great things about. Not started yet.
“Cannery Row” by John Steinbeck — Loved the sample on Kindle, haven’t started yet, excited to read this weekend.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick .. loved the movie “Hugo” ****1/2 http://ed2dq.com/2012/01/28/hugo-12/ Read quite a bit of this so far, Martin Scorsese captured the spirit well. (page 222 of 530)
Growgirl by Heather Donahue — turns out Heather Donahue of Blair Witch has been growing Medical Marijuana in Northern California, fun, silly read with some of the best chapter titles ever such as: “Lady Godiva and the Tit Whisker”. Currently on page 60 of 286. Her website is: http://heatherdonahue.com
“City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology” edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti .. up to page 118, interesting collection of poems, not as good as reading one poetry book you really like.
also planning to read more of the fun “I Was a Potato Oligarch” by John Mole this weekend .. still on page 126 of 298.
Read on everyone, read on!