Daily Archives: July 17, 2007

Fun stuff

Finished World War Z and Soon, I Will Be Invincible.

World War Z is an oral history if the Zombie War, and well, that’s how it reads. I wanted more at the end though. I guess it’s a good thing that a movie is coming. In any case, Z-Day ends up being the “go to” conversation among my circle of friends so this is good source material for that.

Soon, I Will Be Invincible is a novel about people that happen to have super powers. You know, what would it be like if you had to be on a super team with your ex-wife. It’s more about the people, than the super powers, and that’s just fine with me.

I also like the term, “Malign Hypercognition Disorder.”

Next up is Un Lun Dun, a China Mieville novel whose title I only figured out yesterday morning. In one of those , “smack yourself in the forehead” moments, I realized what it was when the two main characters end up in an alternate version of the capital of the United Kingdom.

“Hey, they’re almost in a weird corrupted mirror universe version of–”

This is where I hit myself.