A review of William Maxwell’s book.
This short story was, in 1974, the recipient of the Hugo and nominated for the Locus. I was intrigued by the title by a long time, but it was only after watching the documentary about Ursula K. Le Guin’s life and work that I learned that The dispossessed was how Ursula reacted to this question: where do the people who walk away from Omelas […]
Lately, I felt the urge to read fiction again, after a long time focused on tech and non-fiction. I was also looking to widen my perspectives and stay away from sci-fi for a bit. I found an English book club ran by the neighborhood public library, and The kite runner was the first reading since […]
This was the first book listening experience that I’ve actually finished. Sean Runnette‘s voice was adequate for setting the tone and rhythm – actually, sometimes I felt I was listening to Feinmann himself! Having read Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!, What Do You Care What Other People Think? and some other papers/videos, most of the stories in […]
A review of Max Kanat-Alexander’s Code Simplicity book.
¿Puede un libro ser a la vez una comedia de enredos, una novela de detectives, una sátira ambientada en la época victoriana y una obra de ciencia ficción? Todo eso, y más, es “Por no mencionar al perro” de Connie Willis. De esta autora había leído Oveja Mansa. Aunque son libros y temáticas distintas, hay […]
Mastering programming, a sketch for a new book by Kent Beck.