Roy Tang

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2016 March

  • Perdido Street Station by China Miéville My rating: 3 of 5 stars Perdido Street Station is a difficult book to read, which is why it took me a lot of time to get through it (and this was my second attempt too! I had to restart because I did not even get very far the last time and did not retain anything). Not because the plot is convoluted or anything like that. If anything, it's kind of straightforward. Rogue scientist accidentally sets loose terrible evil and must fix things and save everybody before the government and the gangsters and everyone

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  • John Dies at the End by David Wong My rating: 3 of 5 stars 2016 book #12: John Dies at the End by David Wong. This book is all kinds of weird. It's a bit like the author tried to think of as many weird things as he possible could then ties them together with an impossible plot that he doesn't even fully resolved. It's like the author was on crack while he was writing most of this (apt, since he's apparently and editor at cracked.com). Not for everybody, and at some point your eyes may glaze over at one

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  • The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss My rating: 3 of 5 stars 2016 Book #11: The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris. Pros:- useful tips on reducing unnecessary work, remote working, automation, travel tips, etcCons:- not for anyone who dislikes lying to people or some other form of "salesmanship"- not for anyone who doesn't have an idea for something to sell that can be easily mass-manufactured and distributed to the potential buyers- largely US-centric (especially the resources he links to)- some level of douchebaggery recommended (lying to other people, faking sales, etc) View all my reviews
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