Books Reading Today
posted by September 7 at 10:00 AMon
An open mic and two readings today.
At Town Hall, Brian Greene reads. Greene wrote the fabulously popular string theory book The Elegant Universe a few years ago. That’s good. Unfortunately his new book, Icarus at the Edge of Time, is about his relationship with his son. That doesn’t sound so good. But the man himself should be good, even if his book sounds a bit touchy-feely.
And at the Ballard Library, Brunonia Barry reads from The Lace Reader. It’s a novel about people who can read the future in the patterns of lace. I’m vaguely interested in itóthe premise reminds me of The Intuitionist, and I tend to be a sucker for somebody-knows-the-future novelsóbut it also looks a little book clubby. Plus, the book’s website is incredibly annoying, which is not the author’s fault, but still.
The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.