30 July 2004

Books I Haven't Read

At some point, those of us who love reading have to face the fact that we will die without having read everything we wanted to read, or even a majority of it. Were I to list all the classic books (whether classics of literature, classics of science fiction, classics of car repair) that I haven't read, I would look like an illiterate bumpkin. (Maybe I am an illiterate bumpkin...)

So, in that spirit, here are links to some good writings about books I haven't read:
The Cultural Gutter on Joe Haldeman's The Forever War

Peter Tsungen has three interesting posts about Italo Calvino's Time and the Hunter: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

MadInkBeard looks at Gilbert Sorrentino's Under the Shadow

Dave Schwartz on Alice in Jungleland, an extremely rare book written by the mother of Alice Sheldon (better known as James Tiptree, Jr.). Just for fun, I looked up what a copy of the book costs -- the best price I found was $195. I was glad to know Dave's copy is circulating through the Tiptree Auction at WisCon.

SF Signal reviews Ringworld's Children by Larry Niven

Finally, Eric Schlosser, whose books I've been meaning to read for a while, writes about Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang, a book I've read a few times.