11/22/63

Stephen King

( 2012 ) ISBN: 9781451627299

The writing is good and the book starts strong with a solid plot line, likable characters, and a simple thus plausible time travel scheme. Even though I liked the writing style throughout the book, I couldn't get over how the plot line was a very thin cover for trying to convince me Oswald acted alone. King forces this point of view on the reader to such an extent that Oswald becomes a caricature and a cliche. Even the ending where the hero saves JFK and the future turns into a grim apocalyptic waste world ( verbatim stolen from the Red Dwarf series by the way ), is a tired and weak argument for JFK needing to die. Its like King is swearing there was no conspiracy, but even if there was it was justified because the world is better off this way. Maybe his numbers are slipping and the CIA dropped King a big payday to drop this thin veiled propaganda into our minds. Crazier things have happened.

Leviathan Wakes

James S.A. Corey

The first book in the Expanse series by James S.A. Corey. It bills itself as a space drama and I delivers on a massive scale.

The Pleasure Of My Company

Steve Martin

Who knew Steve martin wrote books? Even better, who knew they were a pleasure to read. This book is light and feel good.

Rain Storm

Barry Eisler

When I read this it was the third and final book in the John Rain series, so there is a bit of a conclusion here.

The Illuminatus Trilogy

Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson

This book is difficult to describe since it has a dozen stories happening at the same time, all somehow connected. Basically take some classic conspiracy theories, mix in some philosophy, deep introspection on feminism, freedom, economics, reality, plus myth and you get this book.

Git Is Really Difficult To Use

Nov. 18, 2017

I'm coming to terms with the fact that git ( not Git Hub ) is very hard to use. At first I thought it was just hard for novice users. Then I I thought OK this isn't so bad, now I'm more convinced than ever that git is just hard to use.