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O Amazonas Escuro

O Amazonas Escuro

author: Eugene K. Garber

name: Steev

average rating: 3.00

book published: 2010

rating: 5

read at: 2012/09/14

date added: 2012/09/27

shelves: novels, fun

review:
Weird but good. An anthropologist out in the jungle with natives, wrestling with trying to stay objective. A variety of other westerners drift down the river to provide interesting episodes. Finally a Herzog-like filmmaker with a Kinksi-like primadonna star show up to make a movie. Tragedy ensues. Philosophy, gore, action, adventure, semiotics, theory, praxis, sex, drugs, civilization, wildness.

Zodiac

Zodiac

author: Neal Stephenson

name: Steev

average rating: 3.69

book published: 1988

rating: 4

read at: 1993/04/22

date added: 2017/04/22

shelves: novels, fun

review:

Assassin of Secrets

Assassin of Secrets

author: Q.R. Markham

name: Steev

average rating: 2.76

book published: 2011

rating: 3

read at: 2017/11/23

date added: 2017/11/23

shelves: novels, fun

review:
I don't read spy novels, although as a kid i was a bit into Ian Fleming's Bond books. I only read this because I'd heard about the plagiarism scandal. I thought there wouldbe obvious signs of being a collage, some winking and hinting and meta stuff. But no, it was just straight bad genre fiction. Makes me glad I don't read spy novels if they're basically this kind of thing. Sexist, cliched, no realistic character development, implausible plot, regressive politics... is Le Carre and other leading lights of the genre this bad? I fear that they are.

Assassin of Secrets

Assassin of Secrets

author: Q.R. Markham

name: Steev

average rating: 2.76

book published: 2011

rating: 3

read at: 2017/11/23

date added: 2017/11/23

shelves: novels, fun

review:
I don't read spy novels, although as a kid i was a bit into Ian Fleming's Bond books. I only read this because I'd heard about the plagiarism scandal. I thought there wouldbe obvious signs of being a collage, some winking and hinting and meta stuff. But no, it was just straight bad genre fiction. Makes me glad I don't read spy novels if they're basically this kind of thing. Sexist, cliched, no realistic character development, implausible plot, regressive politics... is Le Carre and other leading lights of the genre this bad? I fear that they are.

Zodiac

Zodiac

author: Neal Stephenson

name: Steev

average rating: 3.69

book published: 1988

rating: 4

read at: 1993/04/22

date added: 2017/04/22

shelves: novels, fun

review:

O Amazonas Escuro

O Amazonas Escuro

author: Eugene K. Garber

name: Steev

average rating: 1.00

book published: 2010

rating: 5

read at: 2012/09/14

date added: 2012/09/27

shelves: novels, fun

Generation A: A Novel

Generation A: A Novel

author: Douglas Coupland

name: Steev

average rating: 3.42

book published: 2009

rating: 4

read at: 2012/02/12

date added: 2012/02/12

shelves: novels, fun

Generation A: A Novel

Generation A: A Novel

author: Douglas Coupland

name: Steev

average rating: 3.42

book published: 2009

rating: 4

read at: 2012/02/12

date added: 2012/02/12

shelves: novels, fun

Accelerando

Accelerando

author: Charles Stross

name: Steev

average rating: 3.82

book published: 2005

rating: 4

read at: 2010/11/11

date added: 2011/01/01

shelves: novels, fun

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