Monday, March 12, 2012

Counting And Counting And Counting

Count to a Trillion
Dead center of the road by reviewers
What do I know
I know I finished the book
I never finish what I don't enjoy
John C. Wright has written an intriguing story
I liked the science, be it real or imagined
Most important to me with this story, it felt real
I really liked the "long view" of time
The story stretched my thinking
Our lives are such a tiny blip on the screen
I think he got humanities wasteful trivialization spot on
An abundance of energy in this story is squandered

The protagonist is a trash talking Texan
Reminded me of Joe R. Lansdale stories
I'm reading one at the moment
Laudable in my thinking, I like Joe

What will our first encounter with aliens be
I shudder to think

We can be so great, We can be so petty

Music for a convoluted love story
Within a convoluted story
Love is Hell by Ryan Adams

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hum'n And Shiver'n

The Kirkus Reviews can be a little
Well, snotty comes to mind
I always have to read other reviews
To get to the truth
This one they got right in spades
Named it one of the best SF books of the year
The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe
Great story telling
Wonderful characters, good and bad
Satisfying finish
Made me think of Phillip Pullman
He never finishes with saccharine sweetness
Just what needs to be

Folk music for a back woodsy SF folk tale
Divine Providence by Deer Tick