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  • Charlie Stross' Iron Sunrise. I really love Stross' Science Fiction stuff. This book contains the most beautiful description of the death of a star ever.

  • Dick Hebidge's Subculture: The Meaning of Style My "serious" book. A cultural post-mortem on punk, written in the late 70s. I found the history of puink and other youth subcultures pretty interesting. Like Tao of Jeet Kune Do, though, I think the book's age showed a bit for me, since a lot of the ideas presented are things I've run into in other places, including alt.gothic. The book uses a lot of Marxist theory and Structuralist techniques. This last point is interesting to me because a) I still don't quite "get" Structuralist theory, and b) one of the things about it that I got from In the Flesh is that apparently it has since been superceded by Post-Structutralist theory. Which I also don't quite get, but there you are. I'm still enjoying my exploration into cultural studies. I'm not sure what my next "serious" book is going to be.

  • Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys I found the characters more "real" than those in American Gods, and so enjoyed it even more.



I started the Da Vinci Code in there, but lost track of the book - I think I left it in another city. No tears - it was not a fun read. I'll finish that thing eventually.

My reading is slowing down quite a bit, because I'm driving every day to work, and I haven't been able to get time to myself to read every day at lunch. I may need to explore audiobooks.

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