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Stanisław Lem
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 5 months ago
(but maybe, we should worry more about how the ocean would try to talk to us) It's a very disturbing read from the start, and you can feel the disquiet grip you into the pages immediately, but it's pretty dense and it can get dry. Know what this reminded me off a lot? "Moby Dick". It's those ess...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 6 months ago
Memoirs Found in a Bathtub caught my eye simply for the novelty of the title and that bizarre cover. This book is difficult to sum up or even to rate as it truly has no discernible plot. Lest you dismiss it immediately because of this fact, let me assure you that there's much to recommend this title...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 6 months ago
Now The Cyberiad completely got me back on board the Stanislaw Lem fan train. It was absolutely hysterical. This is a collection of short stories all about the adventures (or rather misadventures) of 2 (in)famous constructors as they make their way across the universe. (These journeys are called sal...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 6 months ago
The premise is that a scientist is sent to Solaris (a planet with a space station) only to discover that the 3 inhabitants which he was meant to meet have been reduced to two. Our main character, Kris Kelvin, arrives hoping to crack the enigma of the alien ocean which comprises the whole of the plan...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 7 months ago
The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem (another Swedish author!) came into my life due to an observant patron recognizing my Star Trek tattoo as the nerd alert that it is and recommending it to me. [Hallelujah!] The book is organized into short stories touted as the numbered voyages of Ijon Tichy. [A/N: ...
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