September 15, 2018

September 14, 2018

  • Review

    3.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    New York 2140 (Kim Stanley Robinson, 2017)

    The drowned world of New York in, well, 2140, shows us humanity’s resilience and inability to deal with sunk (literally) cost bias. The book lost me a few times with it’s many, many descriptions of the SuperVenice waterways and I didn’t quite buy any of the financial chicaneries which make up more of the book than I had expected, but overall it was a fun read.

  • Photo

    Can the sky get any bluer?

September 11, 2018

  • Review

    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    The Florida Project (Sean Baker, 2017)

    This was wonderful. I knew it was heartbreaking but didn’t realize it was also so funny. The kids are so natural, the adults so incredibly broken.

September 7, 2018

September 5, 2018

  • Review

    3.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Deadpool 2 (David Leitch, 2018)

    This was very funny. More like Naked Gun or the Scary Movie series than a “real” superhero movie.

September 3, 2018

  • Review

    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)

    Probably my third or fourth time watching this. I forget how many times I’ve seen it. 🙂

    Glad to see the special effects are still holding up well.

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    🎵 “It was the third of September, that day I’ll always remember.” 🎵

September 2, 2018

September 1, 2018

August 31, 2018

  • Thought

    The air show is happening in Toronto which means it is VERY noisy right now.

  • Review

    3.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    The Price You Pay (Aidan Truhen (pseudonym), 2018)

    Whoa. This is one in-your-face crime novel. Not for the faint-of-heart. That said, it can be fun to get inside the head of a charming sociopath every now-and-then. As long as you can get out again.

    I saw someone guessing this is a Nick Harkaway novel and I’m pretty sure it is.

    I am a fucking asymmetric criminal startup. I got limited expertise in criminal strategic warfare. I hotdesk and I outsource and I franchise, but what I mostly have is a core concept, forward momentum.

     

  • Thought

    Isn’t this poster gorgeous? Those fonts!

  • Thought

    I’ve been working on my blog for most of the summer (with help, I’m not a WordPress geek by any stretch of the imagination). My next goal is to automate distribution of posts from the blog to social media.

August 26, 2018

  • Review

    4.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Ball Lightning (Liu Cixin, Joel Martinsen (Translator), 2005/2018)

    Liu Cixin really is a worthy successor to A.C. Clarke – the first author I became obsessed while a mere wee tike). This is a new English translation of an older novel that doesn’t quite have the expansiveness of Three-Body Problem, but was still a joy to read.