Thursday, September 10, 2009

23, 22

As promised, here are the lot for this week...

In Your Dreams: Tom Holt --A legitimate find. I love this guy.
Consider what might have happened if Harry Potter had discovered he was a wizard at the age of 25 or 26 instead of 12. Imagine he'd figured this out after he'd taken a job with a strange, international company that makes its living using sword and sorcery in occasionally murky ways.

This is the story of Paul Carpenter, slacker, forced to work at Gilbert and Sullivan, where he fills out forms, deals with occasionally lethal office politics and avoids the goblins who are allowed free reign of the building after 6 p.m. Oh, it's fun and silly and really, just a cool read.

Big Ideas: Alex Hutchinson -A slender volume detailing a collection of the most important inventions over the last 100 years. Some of their are pretty obvious, like the internet or velcro. Others are less so... like protease inhibitors, which is one of the reasons people with HIV isn't an automatic death sentence these days. Everything is in short bursts with tidbits about why it's important, occasionally some of the controversies surrounding the idea. Informative, if not always amazingly compelling.

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