Fiction Books Thread

Light, by M John Harrison (based on the first 22%). I'm finding it genuinely hard to read - a bit like The Quantum Thief or The January Dancer, but more so than either of them. I can't yet say it's good per se - in particular the three narrative strands show very little sign of converging at this stake - but it's a striking, provocative experience.

1CronoDAS5yI just read The Flux by Ferrett Steinmetz, the sequel to his novel Flex. Short review: Like its predecessor, The Flux is the literary equivalent of a summer blockbuster film: it doesn't feel like High Art, but it's action-packed, suspenseful, and a heck of a lot of fun. Recommended for anyone looking for a good time; 4 out of 5 stars.
1gwern5y* The Wind-up Girl (review []) * The Great Gatsby [] (review [])

November 2015 Media Thread

by ArisKatsaris 1 min read1st Nov 201536 comments


This is the monthly thread for posting media of various types that you've found that you enjoy. Post what you're reading, listening to, watching, and your opinion of it. Post recommendations to blogs. Post whatever media you feel like discussing! To see previous recommendations, check out the older threads.


  • Please avoid downvoting recommendations just because you don't personally like the recommended material; remember that liking is a two-place word. If you can point out a specific flaw in a person's recommendation, consider posting a comment to that effect.
  • If you want to post something that (you know) has been recommended before, but have another recommendation to add, please link to the original, so that the reader has both recommendations.
  • Please post only under one of the already created subthreads, and never directly under the parent media thread.
  • Use the "Other Media" thread if you believe the piece of media you want to discuss doesn't fit under any of the established categories.
  • Use the "Meta" thread if you want to discuss about the monthly media thread itself (e.g. to propose adding/removing/splitting/merging subthreads, or to discuss the type of content properly belonging to each subthread) or for any other question or issue you may have about the thread or the rules.