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I’ve started reading Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler.

I’ve just finished reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Isihiguro.

Afterwards I was also keen to see the film, which I enjoyed. It featured great performances by Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield in particular, and a haunting score. Although I enjoyed the book, I found it a little slow-paced and so watching the film helped bring it all together (despite taking a few liberties with the plot).

Lastly, I enjoyed this short interview with the author in which he interestingly remarked that the sci-fi element was just a device to support the primary topic of managing friendship and loving relationships within our short lifetimes.

I’ve started reading Recursion by Blake Crouch.

An ebook boilerplate (on Go Make Things)

My ebook boilerplate is a command-line script that uses Pandoc, wkhtmltopdf, and Calibre to compile all of the files, syntax highlight code snippets, and automatically generate all of the file formats.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

In my ongoing quest to catch up on books I should have read years ago, I recently finished reading “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” – the book on which Bladerunner was based.

A photo of the book “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

I’ll tell you wot – that woz a propa’ poolside page-turner and no mistake. Nice work Russ Forman.

Laurence with a copy of “Harry’s Kebabs” by Russ Forman
Me with my copy of “Harry’s Kebabs” by DJ Dribbler

1984 by George Orwell

I’ve just read 1984 by George Orwell. I know, I know… I should have done this a long time ago. Anyway, here’s what I thought.


“Stasiland”, a book by Anna Funder

I've just finished reading Stasiland by Anna Funder, having received the recommendation from a friend.

It tells a series of extraordinary and often heart-wrenching stories from the underbelly of the former East Germany. I thought it was fantastic and highly recommend it.

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