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Month in review

Reviews:
Adaptogenia by Wayne Wightman personal collection
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell library book
The Cat Barked? by Lydia Monks library book
Cat Skidoo by Bethany Roberts and RW Alley personal collection
City Above the Sea by Stephen Alan Saft review copy
City Lullaby by Marilyn Singer library book
Corona Centurion™ by Terry Bisson personal collection
Economancer by Carolyn Ives Gilman personal collection
A Field Guide to Monsters by Johan Olander library book
Grey Seas Under by Farley Mowat bookcrossing
Grimm's Grimmest by Tracy Arah Dockray bookcrossing
Grumpy Cat by Britta Teckentrup personal collection
Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them by Rolfe Cobleigh bookcrossing
Harriet's Recital by Nancy Carlton personal collection
I Feel Skitty by Tracey West personal collection
Kin by Holly Black review copy
The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh bookcrossing
Mama, Don't Go by Rebecca Wells library book
No, Never! by Sally O. Lee review copy
Oh, the Things I Know! by Al Franken bookcrossing
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper library book
Paradiso Lost by Albert E. Cowdrey personal collection
Project Anastrophe by George Karnikis review copy
The Publishing Game: Publish a Book in 30 Days by Fern Reiss bookcrossing
The Shipwreck of a Nation by H Peter Nennhaus review copy
Skim by Mariko Tamaki review copy
Sooner or Later or Never Never by Gary Jennings personal collection
Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss bookcrossing
The Thirteenth Tale by Dianne Setterfield bookcrossing
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee bookcrossing
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon library book
Yoko Writes Her Name by Rebecca Wells library book



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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for Corona Centurion™ FAQ

FSFCorona Centurion™ FAQ: 08/01/09

In my twelve years as a web designer and producer most of my jobs have been heavily tied to marketing. I even briefly worked for the marketing wing of a high tech firm. While I've thankfully never had to write marketing copy, I've certainly read bucket loads of it. I rarely mean to read it but I'm a compulsive speed reader (now you know how I get through so many books on this blog) and I in veritably end up reading what I'm posting to the website.

"Corona Centurion™ FAQ" by Terry Bisson while purely science fiction takes to heart (haha) the typical online marketing approach: the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page. The questions addressed in the overly chipper marketing speak bring to mind questions that sensible people should be asking about the medical device being sold.

As the review on the Morning of Dypstopia points out, Terry Bisson's FAQ is in the style of Ruth Nestvold's story "Mars: A Traveler's Guide." It also reminds me of the sales pitches that are woven throughout the original Gateway novel (Frederik Pohl) and Robert Sheckley's Immortality Inc. (review coming).

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