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September 7th, 2009
If I understand the definition of "genre fiction", my last three purchases would be:
The Diamond Age - Neal Stephenson.
I'm a huge fan of everything Stephenson, and I'm putting off reading the Baroque Cycle since I don't enjoy long series, but it's next in line now. Diamond Age was really good, having read Snow Crash before I thought it would be about some powerful weapon or the like. I read that the type of novel is "Bildungsroman". You get to follow the protagonist from an early age with a, in view, quite horrible childhood in a future where nanotechnology is reality. You follow the protagonist in something like the first 25 years of her life. It works out great in terms of you feeling for the character, since you get to see her develop.
I bought it due to Stephenson-withdrawal. I had 50 books lined up in my reading list before it. But this was a few months after reading Anathem, and I really had to read more Stephenson. Same thing is happening again now, so I'll get Quicksilver.
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