Tag: fiction

  • The Afterlife of the Stieg Larsson Books

    A great long form article about the Stieg Larsson Millennium books. The books were released a while ago in French, so I read them all. I recently also watched the Swedish movies that were made based upon these books. The article is about the Larsson family and Stieg’s literary estate. His live-in spouse, to whom […]

  • The Moneytree On The Storytree

    He was 21. When I heard this, I was amazed. I couldn’t understand how a 21-year old was the manager of a successful firm and that I was his employee. The most important thing that I discovered about him was that he was a pathological liar. He couldn’t help himself. He would lie about the […]

  • Books of September & October

    It’s been pretty challenging trying to read for fun when I started grad school in mid-September. It’s been a rush and I love that I have a pile of books to read, though I haven’t been able to read more Murakami and Palahniuk, I’ll get to them eventually. I’m still missing Kafka On The Shore […]

  • Shya Scanlon’s Forecast

    I discovered this thanks to kottke. Shy Scanlon’s new book Forecast is being serialized over 42 different blogs, including kottke. There are 24 chapters that have been posted until now. I’ve just started reading chapter 1. It’s good. It made me curious and I have to say that it has a bit of a dystopian […]

  • August Books Annotated

    After having read The Temporal Void by Peter F. Hamilton, I wanted to read the Night’s Dawn trilogy again. Naturally, it’s by the same author and luckily, I had all three volumes at home. I might not have read many books in August, but I read many pages. I estimate that the Night’s Dawn trilogy […]

  • June and July Books Annotated

    Well, I managed to snag myself a copy of The Temporal Void by Peter F. Hamilton in Hong Kong yesterday. I’m happy to report that it’s almost finished. I’m surprised to see the Primes make a comeback. Doesn’t make any sense unless you have read the book. The Primes were the main adversaries in the […]

  • La reine dans le palais des courants d’air

    Easter basically resumed itself by me reading the Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson. I was a bit disappointed that the 3rd volume was simply the second part of La fille qui rêvait d’un bidon d’essence et d’une allumette. It’s sad that Larsson is dead, because his opus seemed to be only the beginning of the […]

  • La fille qui rêvait d’un bidon d’essence et d’une allumette

    At exactly 1AM last night, I finished Les hommes qui n’aimaient pas les femmes, the first part of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium triolgy. There are many things I like about this book and there are a few questions that I have. Mainly, I have a hard time understanding why this series of books is so popular. […]

  • We Tell Stories

    We Tell Stories is a site featuring digital fiction from six authors by Penguin. (via onefloorup)

  • Thoughts on Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

    Oryx and Crake is a dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood. She calls it speculative fiction, but it’s clearly entrenched in dystopia. […] creation of a nightmare world, or dystopia, where utopian ideals have been subverted. Many novels combine both, often as a metaphor for the different directions humanity can take in its choices. * The […]