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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

Redshirts
John Scalzi
Baccano!, Vol. 1: The Rolling Bootlegs
Ryohgo Narita
Progress: 54/217 pages
Decision at Doona
Anne McCaffrey
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 67/473 minutes
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 352 out of 391 pages.

The Player of Games  - Iain M. Banks

We'll see how the next 40 pages go, but at the moment: 

 

- I loathe Gurgeh, but not for any specific thing he's done. Maybe for his whole self. He rubs me the wrong way. And unfortunately I'm still not sure if this is intentional. Are there readers who like and/or admire this character?

 

- At one point, Flere-Imsaho indicates that Gurgeh has changed, been affected by Azad (both the game and the Empire). But then Gurgeh

plays as the Culture.

(show spoiler)

I'm not sure both of these things can be true.

 

- I think Gurgeh's final game may have gone beyond my ability to suspend my disbelief.

 

Still not sure what rating I'm leaning towards.