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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Land of the Lustrous 2
Haruko Ichikawa
Progress: 60/192 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

Reading progress update: I've read 191 out of 191 pages.

Hospital Station - James White

Hopefully I'll write a full review soon (although I still haven't written one for Illuminae...).

 

The first and last stories were the best.

 

During the fourth story, I realized that White has a tendency to present problems with a psychological basis as something patients can get over just by really wanting to do so, or by having the proper motivation to do so. In fact, Conway absolutely relied on this in the fourth story - it was his justification for doing something incredibly cruel to a visitor. This bugged me.

 

The editing was terrible. There was Dr. Mannon and his symbolic relationship and symbiotic reassuringly, at one point Conway talkeed (134), and later he thought "And their speaks a true friend" (180). Plus a few more typos I haven't listed.