Comments: 6
Oh, good!!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
And it is still a much, much better book than most of the Flat Books we tried last year. ;)
It's a pity you, Lillelara and Elentarri have already read it then -- otherwise it would deserve to make one of the next months' lists!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
It's been on the voting lists a few times but never got enough support to make it to the pick. As much as I love the Flat Book Society, many of the titles proposed aren't what I would pick up (ostensibly one of the reasons for the FBS in the first place...) and I am not going to put off reading the titles I really do want to read indefinitely.

However, if this is going to be a future FBS pick, then I would love it. I'd also love to see what discussions this one sparks. :)
I know it's been on the lists before -- it just might be different now that we (well, some of us) know more about it, though.

Which actually is one of the problems with the books on the bimonthly selection lists: We know so g'damned little about them and their authors, so I think most people pick books chiefly by the promise of the title and the topic. I have no idea how to remedy that for the group, but as I said elsewhere, I for one will be extra careful in future about picking books by authors whose day job isn't either science or science writing (at a minimum, on "NPR Science Friday" and "National Geographic" level). This is still not going to protect us from the Brusattes of this world, of course, but at least it'll hopefully go someway towards not voting for another Jennifer Wright.
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Same here, I'm more selective about titles, too, with a bit more research into the author beforehand ... unless the premise of the book really captures my interest.