February 20, 2004
9 Down, 53 To Go

William Gibson's Pattern Recognition was a quick read, filled with internet jargon and pop culture, but the ending left me wanting. This was the first book I've ever read as an e-book, a horrible experience I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. From now on, my literature will be on paper and ink, thank you. A laptop screen is a poor excuse for the printed page.

Having recently seen American Splendor, my appetite has been whetted for the graphic novel mentioned in the movie, Our Cancer Year, so I've chosen that as my next book in the 52 Books, 52 Weeks project.

Posted by david on February 20, 2004
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William Gibson, pioneer of cyber science fiction, begs to differ with those who describe him as a futurist.
http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/7969094.htm

Posted by: [ dj1luna] on February 20, 2004 01:24 PM

I think it's a bit ironic that you were turned-off to the e-book thing by reading Gibson. And by the way, I couldn't agree with you more. My eyes are still fried from reading a 300 page book a few years ago.

Posted by: Jeff on February 20, 2004 01:39 PM

The irony of the e-book and Gibson was not lost on me...

Posted by: david on February 20, 2004 05:40 PM

I don't think I could do the e-book...

I really appreciate your committment to this book thing, and all the feedback you give once you've finished. I've got Middlesex sitting on the nightstand, waiting for me to finish up the last pages of 100 Years.

Posted by: kelly on February 21, 2004 07:14 AM

i wanted to try the e-book - just to see if it was as horrible as claimed - by when i checked the amazon link - why so expensive - or are my eyes still a bit glazed this AM and i misread something?

Posted by: mike on February 21, 2004 10:01 AM
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