agardenafter: death in winter ; death (rushed ; arwen)
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Holy hell, I haven't updated this journal since March- I- wow. I'd like to offer my neglected flist a mea culpa; life's been beyond crazy and all sort of things have fallen off the to-do list. Having said that, summer is finally here bringing with it the lovely promise of heat waves and books to read. Ah, yes, that magic word: books. Thanks to spring quater's comparative lit. class, I've got the stangest yen for science fiction books.

Yes, you did read that correctly; I'm reading sci fi. Actually, I'm reading pretty damn good sci fi. Solaris by Stanislaw Lem, the novel, not the film, is an excellent novel. I'll come back and write a full review of it later this week, but briefly: the novel is really hard to pin down to any specific theme or meaning but works on a couple different levels. As a quick, light read, summer read, it's not really a great choice. But it's still enjoyable even without pouring hours into trying to decipher the symbolism of the "ocean." And if you are one of those types who likes to poke and prod and examine every nuance of a book? This is a fantastic novel for that kind of examining.

And now, I think I'm going to go back to poking and examing and maybe-- just maybe, getting some writing done.
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