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October 5th, 2004


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06:42 am - Reading update
Between a nagging illness and sporadic periods of busy-ness at work, my reading slipped a bit the last few weeks. I've finally finished Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny and updated my reading list accordingly.

I'm really liking having this list of books to read and having so many of them on loan from a friend. Gives me the flexibility to fit the reading into my schedule and never leaves me wondering what I should be doing next. Given a spare hour or day, I can grab and book and get to it.

I need to track down the copy of Ringworld that I've borrowed. I left it up north when I went to a family reunion earlier this year and it supposedly came back down with my brother. I haven't hooked up with him yet, however, to discover if that actually happened.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

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From:7th_son
Date:October 5th, 2004 08:03 am (UTC)

Lord of Light

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Peter, we've met only once, at a GenCon many years ago. But I saw your LJ and decided to eavesdrop.

Lord of Light remains my personal favorite SF book ever; it changed the way I read science fiction. I do not know if it was the media res fashion in which the book is structured, set pieces like the descent into the well of the rakshasa, or the characters of Sam, Yama, and Kali, but something made this book enormously compelling to me. Oh, and that ending. That wonderful, wonderful, multiple choice ending.

Anyhow, congratulations and enjoy Ringworld.

JT
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From:jbru
Date:October 5th, 2004 10:29 am (UTC)

Re: Lord of Light

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Welcome aboard!

I was a bit mystified at first by the structure of the book at first, with its here we are, there we were, here we are again timeshifting, but I have a fondness for Indian myth that stems from an AD&D tournament friends and I ran several years back, so it all felt so familiar and wonderful that I just kept on going. Zelazny's Amber novels resonated with me more than this one but it was a great read. The ending was, indeed, lovely.

I've picked up Fred Poh's Gateway until I can track down my wayward brother and get that copy of Ringworld, but look forward to the whole list.

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