Thelonious Monk, Neil Gaiman, Neal Stephenson

I’ve been taking my time through the Thelonious Monk Reader. Took it out from the MIT library and realized, hey, why would I ever buy old books again?

I’m also reading Smoke and Mirrors, Neil Gaiman’s short story collection. And also Neal Stephenson’s ginormous book Anathem, which honestly I can’t imagine finishing–turns out I’m not so much a fan of 900-page novels with 70-page glossaries.

Andrew Whitacre, fiction editor
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  • Kassia

    I agree that the Stephenson is a monster, but it’s a great book if you’re into a good old-fashioned science fiction romp (with quantum physics!). The glossary is a nice feature, but you can generally read without referencing it. It’s easy enough to figure out the context.

    It took a while to get into, but once the story got rolling, I was like a reading addict.