April 28, 2005

Reading on the bus

Reading on the bus

Posted by clotilde at 8:37 PM


That looks like a classic edition of some classic science fiction. Odd that I haven't read that one considering I spent about 15 years of my life devouring about 3 SF books a week. Any good?

Posted by Damon on April 28, 2005 9:26 PM

It is fabulous, I just finished it! Vance is my father's all-time favorite writer and the book is from his collection...

Posted by clotilde on April 29, 2005 12:32 AM

There is always that little shiver of delight in being able to read a book in its original language ! and english is so perfect for science fiction ! have you ever read the Dune series ?

Posted by sylvie on April 29, 2005 9:41 AM

This reminds me of some of the stories I've read in Metropolitan Diary- it's a part of the NY Times which I always look forward to reading, as it is a compilation of people's letters sharing anecdotes about daily life in NY city. Often there will be stories about riding buses, taxis or the subway. Its always in Monday's paper and always brings smiles and laughs. Recently a woman told about sitting on the bus reading and happening to notice the woman sitting across from her was reading the same book as she. When the other woman noticed also, there was an instant smile.

Posted by CynthiaLW on April 30, 2005 5:26 AM

il a l'air pas mal le bouquin que tu lis . il est connu ce jacques vansse? ;-)

Posted by Nassim Chalfouh on May 1, 2005 10:06 AM

I was Googling Keren Ann, found your site and was pleasantly surprised to see Jack Vance's name. I just discovered him this past year. His stories are great fun and I also realized his system of magic in the Dying Earth series was the basis for that of the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing games. Whodathunk? Ciao.

Posted by Brian Baier on January 5, 2006 5:34 PM

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