Daily Thoughts 6/19/2010
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http://blogs.botw.org/Arts/Literature/ Best of the Web Blogs -- Literature (Web Directory).
I am working on a Chick Lit Bookmark today. When I create bookmarks with lists of authors or books, I make sure the authors or titles are for books which our library owns. It is also preferable that the authors have more than one book published.
On the way home, I read some more of Ice Station. It is turning into a strange mish mash of conspiracy theories, suspense, paranoia, special forces, and aliens. As I read the book it becomes more and more odd. I can understand why it became a bestseller, it would appeal to suspense, conspiracy, and military action readers. There were lots and lots of silly, improbable action scenes involving scuba diving, big explosions, hover craft, icebergs, and underground ice stations. The action scenes were very cinematic in style.
Having finished reading Ice Station by Matthew J. Reilly, I can now say there are no aliens. There are irradiated mutant creatures, secret military cabals, man eating killer whales, black aircraft, and special forces teams, but no aliens. I was hoping there would be aliens. SETI was included in the story, but there were no aliens. It was silly escapism. I don't think this book would be something I would have read on my own. It took a Readers Advisory 101 class to motivate me to read it. I liked reading it. The book is c1999. I borrowed it from my library.