Ready Player Two

My audio book trek continues. Zone One is quite good. If you’re in the mood for zombies check it out.

Next up was Ready Player One. Set in a bleak and not terribly unlikely future where real life has pretty much completely turned to shit, people turn to an online gaming world for escape. It’s basically porn for any gamers who grew up in the 1980s. Really fun read.

Now I’m going through Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Well written, but I’m finding the politics rather despicable. I’m not a libertarian, I guess, not being a huge fan of giving people the power to eject others into the vacuum of space with impunity. Nor do I worship the Free Market or pretend that businesses will spontaneously do what’s best for consumer and employee alike regardless of profit margins. So it’s a little difficult to stomach.

I’m ready for it to be done so I can move on to Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith, which I learned about through NPR’s excellent Crime in the City series. Sounds fascinating!

I found an awesome copy of Sherman Alexie’s First Indian on the Moon, a book of his early poetry.  So much pain and anger poured onto the page. It’s gorgeous.

Saw Amazing Spider-Man. Not perfect, but I liked it. I guess there’s a bat-movie coming out this week.

Is there still time to go see Avengers again?