May 28, 2019

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    David Milch’s Third Act

    “David Milch in the converted garage of his bungalow, in Santa Monica. Photograph by Ryan Pfluger for The New Yorker David Milch, the television writer, lives…”

May 26, 2019

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    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    World of Trouble (Ben H Winters, 2014)
    Last book of the “Detective at the end of the world” series “The Last Policeman”. The planet will only exist for another two weeks, but there are mysteries that need to be resolved before we reach the end.

    Lovely. Wraps the series up beautifully.

May 24, 2019

May 20, 2019

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    3.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    The Hunting Party (Lucy Foley, 2019)
    I think there is a name for this type of murder mystery, but can’t come up with it. A group of people is off somewhere isolated (in this case a hunting cabin in the north of England). A murder happens and everyone becomes a suspect.

    It’s a decent example of the genre, whatever it’s called.

May 18, 2019

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May 10, 2019

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    Cooking As A Service

    “This tweet made me think a lot:
    First of all, as much as I hate this idea, I think this notion is correct. This trend has been happening for a long time, and…”

May 8, 2019

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    3.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Delta-v (Daniel Suarez, 2019)
    Suarez writes great techno-thrillers but this is not one of his most thrilling. His tech is often based on some real-world concept (drones, DNA editing, etc.) that he wildly extrapolates and then he drops happless victims into the mix.

    Here he’s taken more of a “hard SF” approach to things, doing a detailed analysis of how asteroid mining might work. It’s interesting enough, but long on details and (relatively) short on thrills.

May 5, 2019

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