[LMB] OT: Elizabeth Moon and The Speed of Dark
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Thu Apr 23 14:43:58 BST 2009
2009/4/23 Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com>:
> The boss and the other guy were both stupid bad. This is actually quite realistic. The world is far more full of stupid-bad types than it is of Moon-type villains, and many of them do end up as pointy-haired bosses.
I did shout at the book several times, which I find to be the mark of
something I at least care enough about to shout at, rather than
ploughing through it.
So what shall I read next, other than Pride and Pejudice and Zombies
which has just arrived from Amazon? What I liked about this was
identifying with Lou to a limited extent. I'm a geek and can see the
allure of things like the patterns, and the copying strategies, and
the link to real life with the dilemmas that it threw up.
"Children are routinely advised: 'Be yourself.' But almost all the
forces of family and school life add a confusing and contradictory
caveat: 'But don't be too different from other people.'"
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