Sunday, May 1, 2011

Daily Thoughts 5/1/2011 (all the lives he lived)

'School'. About 1652, Robert Hooke as a pupil at Westminster School, aged seventeen years. Dr. Richard Busby, the headmaster, wears his large hat. Hooke was researching ways of flying and holds a pet linnet. Oil on board by Rita Greer 2005.Art Libre License 

Daily Thoughts 5/1/2011             

This morning I put the book, The Crippled God by Steven Erikson on hold.  It is the last book in the Malazan Book of the Fallen fantasy series.  I also finished reading The Earthshakers. 

I started reading All The Lives He Lived by Frederik Pohl.  It is a near future story.  There is a lot of very dark satire in this book.  Most of the United States has been covered in ash by the explosion of a super volcano in Yellow Stone park.  The main character works in a theme park on Mount Vesuvius.  Very different and entertaining.                                                                                      

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