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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel - Charles Yu
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B009BZIB4W
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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The English Student
The English Student rated it
5.0 How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe - Charles Yu
This book was a lot of fun. I raced through it in the course of two train journeys, which feels appropriate, because it's a book about time, and it's a book about travel. OK, it's a book about time travel, but it places emphasis on both elements of that phrase, and wow, is it clever. Our Narrato...
"I cannot live without books"
"I cannot live without books" rated it
1.5 Whiny Meta-Fiction
If you like reading 250+ pages of a feckless time machine repairman whining about his mommy and daddy issues, then this is the book for you! If you're not into whiny meta-fiction then you probably want to give it a miss. There were some interesting time travel concepts, a few humorous parts, and a...
Martini
Martini rated it
5.0 How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: Confusing but Marvelous
My personal subtitle for this book:Chronodiegetic science-fiction using the example of applied book-reader-interaction with a focus on metaphysics and philosophy.Books are time machines. Or in Charles Yu's words: "I.e. it is possible, in principle, to construct a universal time machine from no othe...
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia rated it
2.5 How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
A little Thursday Next meets existentialist nerdgasming and goes time travelling. I really enjoyed Yu's book of Short Stories "Sorry Please Thank You", and I love Thursday Next, so I loved the idea of this book, where a youngish man who happens to work as a time travel repairman in a sci-fi unive...
Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense rated it
2.0 How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
Well now that I've finished it...Basically nothing happens until page 89 of 233. That's a long time to wait, especially while reading logorrhea from a guy who states explicitly that he's avoiding living--just hanging out with some software (and a dog that's not real) in a little box/womb. (For a min...
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