Sunday, January 11, 2004

Fiction faves

Salon has released its list of the 10 best fiction titles of 2003. I've read none of them. I've heard of half of them. I've meant to get around to picking up one of them (The Curious Incident...).

The list inspires me to look into The Bug: "Acidic vignettes of high-tech business culture alternate with meditations on such 21st century preoccupations as artificial life." Sounds good to me.

My favourite book of last year? Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood. Though other books were more popular or flashier, this is the one that strikes deepest. Years from now I'll be examining our future in terms of Atwood's vision. (Although I refer to it a couple of times in these pages, I guess I read it in the pre-blog era.)

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