Wednesday, May 28, 2003

I feel the need to share the books that are currently on the pile next to my reading chair.

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson - short, sharp sentences that seem designed to interrupt the flow. Of reading. You get. Used to it. After a while. Try reading this and Proust at the same time to maximise contrast.

The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius - life was simple in 500AD - God was the source of all perfection and happiness.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - the definitive dystopia.
Swann's Way by Marcel Proust - swirling sentences that never stop.

The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron - travel through Persia and Afghanistan in the 1930s - with wit and sarcasm aplenty.

On the Shopping List:

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - next classic on the must read list.

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson - coming soon.

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