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View Diary: What are you reading? Nov 20, 2013 (43 comments)

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  •  I listened to the audio version of (5+ / 0-)

    Calamity Physics, but I might recommend reading it instead.  If you've read reviews, you're probably aware that she wrote it in a pretty unusual style- a lot of it reads kind of like a research paper, complete with citations and page numbers referencing real or imaginary texts.  Elsewhere, the narrator uses extensive and sometimes detailed metaphors to describe the world around her.  I found the metaphors to be mostly entertaining, but if I had the paper version in my hands I probably would have started skimming the citations (an option not available when listening).

    That said, I did like it and would recommend it.  The most I would say without giving anything away is that there is a mystery involved and there are enough clues and ambiguities to make you have to think.  

    It's not for everyone- I could easily see how some might find it annoying and not worth the effort, but it worked for me.    

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