Some Books

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Some books in my recent readings..

The Cult of LEGO, by John Baichtal and Joe Meno.  This was a birthday (or Christmas?) present some years ago that I'd read a fair bit of but never finished.  Finished it reading in bed a couple of months ago.  Interesting look at all sorts of aspects of the Lego universe.

You Always Remember the First Time, edited by B.S. Johnson.  I picked this up at a Bookcrossing meetup years and years ago.  This might have been more interesting if I'd actually heard of any of the authors.  But a 1975 British book isn't going to have anyone much I know in.  Some of the stories were really good and well written.  Some of them were practically unreadable.  One even sounded made up (sex slave to a maharaja? really?).  Meh.

The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink.  Stu must have had this book since it came out, and we went to see it at the movies back in 2009.  I remember enjoying the movie.  The book was pretty good too.  Might have to see the movie again at some point.

On the Road, by Jack Kerouac.  This was recommended in Little Brother along with Cryptonomicon.  But Cryptonomicron weighs about three kilos, so wasn't going to cart that around on the bus.  So took On the Road instead.  OMFG this has to be one of the most boring books in history.  Nothing happens.  It's a rambling, at times manic, drivel of words, about thoroughly unlikeable characters who criss-cross the country multiple times by various means.  Urgghh.  So boring.  I'm half way through it.  Unless someone can give me a pretty compelling reason, I doubt I'll ever finish it.  (I stopped at the beginning of Part 3 - where there was a bookmark, likely from Stu who also probably never finished it)

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