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Osho

I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.

 

In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

Eastern Standard Tribe - Cory Doctorow Another lightweight but enjoyable early novel from Doctorow. The main conceit, that there is tribal affiliation among people in the same time zone (and hence, same circadian rhythm), is interesting but not given the role or exploration it deserves. The plot, which some reviewers have called "complex," seems not complex but slightly convoluted. Though the secondary characters are depicted with enough personality cues that they can be told apart, the narrator's tone is that of the previous novel. The ideas are interesting, but the story isn't as interesting as it could be. Don't get me wrong--I liked this, but it's another short story on steroids, lacking the depth and complexity Doctorow brings to later novels.