January 15, 2004
Almost here

The weekend is almost here. My brother arrives tomorrow and we will spend the weekend celebrating my Dad's birthday. This has been a long week.

The time at court gave me some time to get into my latest book, Perdido Street Station. The book came highly recommended and I picked it up after Christmas.

After the first hundred pages I began to wonder if I was going to like the book. It got off to a slow start and didn't throw out a lot of goodies for me to think about. I kept asking questions in my mind and the book wasn't answering them.

Around page 250, the author finally kicks the story into overdrive and the story launches full force with a host of neat ideas and concepts. Much more of a fantasy novel than sci-fi, the book leaves reality far behind and drags you into a wierd alternate plane were there is no electricity, but there is magic.

I look forward to the second half of the book.

Other good stuff:

Extreme Segway
Caffeinated Hot Sauce
Missile Defense that doesn't work
Jar of Toothpaste

Posted by michael at January 15, 2004 10:44 PM