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pigeonweather
pigeonweather (52 books)
Tue, 16 Nov 2010 23:07:34 +0100

i love these stories of wild impossible inventions, absurd and cynical enough to come straight from tomorrow's headlines. playful and downright silly, this is really funny stuff.


Indigo
Indigo
Mon, 19 Jul 2010 19:12:03 +0200

According to I Write Like (http://iwl.me) the stories have the writing style of Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, Cory Doctorow, Chuck Palahniuk, William Gibson and David Foster Wallace.


cjstokyo
cjstokyo
Mon, 01 Mar 2010 16:09:44 +0100

This is a fun little book. It reminds me of Stanislaw Lem stories, but set in a place much closer to the modern world of the first decade of the 21st century.

Unfortunately, while the idea behind most of the stories is strong enough, the book really needs a good edit. Sometimes a story's conceit is a bit trite, the writing often doesn't quite live up to the idea, sentences tend to be weak, and grammatical, punctuational and general infelicities abound.

Still, if you're not too irritated by this… (more)


cjstokyo
cjstokyo
Mon, 01 Mar 2010 15:51:43 +0100

Unfortunately, the edition as of 2010-03-01 is marred by the fact that during conversion somewhere, non-ASCII characters were turned into question marks, which are embedded in to many of the names. (These are ASCII question marks in the XML files themselves; it's not a reader issue.)


nickname
nickname (1 book)
Sat, 20 Feb 2010 19:02:12 +0100

Please check a review of a book by Court Merrigan from TeleRead: http://bit.ly/bHepTk


Indigo
Indigo
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:05:35 +0100

@readaholic
How can you say that without even reading it? The history of your Feedbooks downloads doesn't show "Password Incorrect", well, it doesn't show any books so far.


readaholic
readaholic
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 11:45:46 +0100

Except for one or two stories, rest is utter crap. I wonder how people are allowed to publish such junk!


MoxieMezcal
MoxieMezcal (7 books)
Wed, 18 Nov 2009 04:13:37 +0100

What I love about these stories is the nuanced, sophisticated relationship presented between human beings and technology, which is often belied by the absurdity of the humor. He seems to present technology not as a boogey-man, but rather as the tools human beings create to fill real needs, whether they be emotional, spiritual, sexual, etc. The problem, of course, arises from humans' preternatural abilities to epically fuck up even the best intentions.


Indigo
Indigo
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:36:03 +0100

The Polish version of this book is available here: http://www.feedbooks.com/book/3126