October 22, 2004
What I'm reading
On holiday I started reading The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson, which was fine for holiday as I had some time to read each night. Now back at home I have less time and the slow pace of Rice and Salt is boring me. I'm sad about that. I love KSR's books, Pacific Edge is my favourite. But I needed something to grab me, force me to read. I decided to read Zodiac by Neal Stephenson, which my mate John had lent a few months ago. This decision was influenced by the incredibly brilliant interview that he gave with Slashdot, it just made me want to read more of his stuff. So I'm a few chapters in and Zodiac is already great. Good move by me.