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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Reading Today

posted by on September 7 at 10:00 AM


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.

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"Brunonia" sounds like the name of a witch.

Not that that has any bearing on the quality of the book. Just saying.

Posted by Aislinn | September 7, 2008 11:29 AM

I'm reading Reinventing the Sacred. It's an argument for respecting complexity over reductism.

The only problem is that its so full of information I have to read each paragraph two or three times...

Posted by John Bailo | September 7, 2008 7:57 PM

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