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Best English Speaking Coaching Center in Madurai

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review 2018-11-10 00:44
It would be hard to sit in a chair if your legs faced backwards
Only Human - Sylvain Neuvel

Believe it or not, this is my second time writing this particular post. The first one which was ready for publishing was accidentally deleted in its entirety by yours truly. Well, I guess after this many years I was due a massively huge screw up. IT WAS SUCH A LONG POST, GUYS. I'm afraid this is going to be missing some essential points as a consequence but I'll do my best to recreate what I hardly recall writing (even though it was earlier this week).

 

Today I'm going to be reviewing Only Human which is the third and final book in The Themis Files trilogy by Sylvain Neuvel. If you've forgotten (or never knew in the first place) this series began with Dr. Rose Franklin who found a giant robot hand when she was a little girl and from that moment a series of events led to a giant robot (definitely of alien origins) being pieced together. Things spiraled out of control pretty quickly after that especially once other governments outside of the U.S. discovered that this behemoth could be piloted and used as a weapon. Moreover, raising this robot from the depths of the earth alerted the alien race which left it here and prompted their return to reclaim their property with mass genocide being the result. Cut to Only Human which opens years after the conclusion of Waking Gods with 2 pilots inside huge robots killing civilians in a war being waged between the U.S. and Russia while thousands of others are being held in interment camps because of impure bloodlines (sound familiar?). (This is where the dystopian tag on this post comes in by the way.) Meanwhile on a distant planet called Ekt, Rose and her team (Vincent, Eva, & the General) are trying to acclimate/come up with an escape plan back to earth. They are essentially refugees on this world which is wildly different from anything they've ever known. The parts where Neuvel focused on describing the planet, its people, and their customs were by far my favorites of this book, ya'll. So original and engrossing. The most distinguishing factor of the Ekt (besides their backwards facing legs) is that they have a strict policy of governmental non-interference which forbids them from any further action against or for the people of planet earth (even though they were the cause of its current state of awful). This is sci-fi political angst at its finest. 

 

If I had to rank the books in this series it would be 1, 3, and then 2. A lot of the magic from the first book came from the total originality of the plotline and Neuvel's descriptive capabilities. A lot of that was lost in the second book which in my opinion was super dry. He got a lot of that oomph back with this book though. Taken as a whole, it's an excellent series and I wouldn't say no to checking out more of his work in the future. 7/10 for Only Human.

 

[A/N: To catch up with the first two books check out my posts on Sleeping Giants and Waking Gods.] 

 

What's Up Next: Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts

 

What I'm Currently Reading: Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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review 2018-11-04 16:39
The Quiet Place - Sarah Stewart, David Small
The Quiet Place - Sarah Stewart,David Small

An antidote to the toxic attitude toward immigrants of color right now. As if people of Northern European descent somehow have a more valid claim to American citizenship than indigenous people of the continent. It's like demanding that the UK remain for Romans only. 

 

Set in 1957 the dresses are spot on an appropriate, and matched with mid-century furnishings, signage, and motor vehicles.

 

Library copy

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review 2018-10-20 16:51
Zero-overhead Abstraction: "The C++ Programming Language" by Bjarne Stroustrup
The C++ Programming Language - Bjarne Stroustrup


(Original Review, 2001)


Back in the day, I started programming AMOS on Commodore Amiga500. It was almost exactly like QBasic, but was able to do more powerful graphics and sound in an easier way, though still extremely similar. Because of how slow those CPUs were, I had to always try to find ways to make the programs run as fast as possible. And then I started programming QBasic on a 200Mhz PC, still being focused on trying to get as much power as possible in my programs. Around 2001 I started with C++ by using Stroustrup’s book, and even though we had a lot of power, I was manically trying to make everything as simple and efficient as possible, to get all that power out, even though I was on a powerful i7 with a GTX780. Whenever I thought of using "smart pointers", I always thought that I'll just use ordinary, low-level pointers, because I don't want to incur any overhead whatsoever. Check if a pointer is OK? Screw that, it'll cost me! Better to make sure it doesn't happen, rather than to check if it did happen, by being smart about it.

 

 

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review 2018-10-20 12:44
RIP Ritchie (1941-2011): "The C Programming Language" by Kernighan and Ritchie
The C Programming Language - Brian W. Kernighan,Dennis M. Ritchie

//Cenesis, chapter 1
#include
int main()
{
puts("In the beginning, when Ritchie created the Unix and the C");
puts("and the UNIX was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters");
puts("Then Riche said: hello, world, and there was code");
puts("Riche saw that the code was good. Ritchie then separated the code from the bug.");
puts("Riche called the code “day,” and the bug he called “night.”");
return 0;
 
 
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