A bear by name, not by nature

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zondag, mei 18, 2003

A List of Shame
These books are currently somewhere in my apartment, living room coffee table, the bookshelf in the hall, on top of the bedroom chest of drawers, on the bedside table... all of them with bookmarks in them. Some bookmarks have been there for more than a year. They're listed in the order I sort of expect them to be finished.
  • Redemption Ark-Alastair Reynolds
  • The Scar-China Miéville
  • The Best Democracy Money Can Buy-Charles Palast
  • White Storm-Phil Ball
  • The Years of Rice and Salt-Kim Stanley Robinson
  • The Neutronium Alchemist-Peter F. Hamilton (re-read)
  • Dune Messiah- Frank Herbert (re-read)
  • The Currents of Space-Isaac Asimov
  • Tesla-Margaret Cheney
  • Fortress in the Eye of Time-CJ Cherryh
  • Paris after the Liberation-Anthony Beevor and Artemis Cooper
  • The First and Last Men-Olaf Stapledon
  • Starmaker-Olaf Stapledon
  • Gormenghast-Mervyn Peake (the volume so named, ie the 2nd)
  • Ludd in the Mist-Hope Mirrlees
  • Interface-Stephen Bury (re-read)
  • John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920-Robert Skidelsky
  • Inversions-Iain M Banks (re-read)
  • Ljósið [QED]-Richard P. Feynman
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach - An Eternal Golden Braid-Douglas Hofstadter (five years and counting)

And then there are Ken MacLeod's The Cassini Division and The Sky Road and Anthony Beevor's Berlin, none of which I've started on but will probably be finished long before most of the others on the list.
I may call it a list of shame, but it's also a list of immense pleasures ahead. As long as I get going...
Am watching The Matrix DVD atm, watched The Wicker Man this morning. Very good.