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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe - Charles Yu
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780307379481 (0307379485)
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...
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...
Books with a Beu
Books with a Beu rated it
1.0 How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel
When I started this book, I guess I was expecting something more along the lines of [b:Ready Player One|9969571|Ready Player One|Ernest Cline|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1383399667s/9969571.jpg|14863741]. Instead, I got a mishmash of daddy issues and confusing sci-fi.Also, this is s...
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