Wednesday/ summer reading

Here are three books I recently got (I went looking for the first one, liked the second one on the table at Barnes and Noble well enough to buy it, and then got the third one free).   Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart is fiction.  It’s a 2011 publication, has gotten great reviews and has already been translated into German ( I saw it in Frankfurt).  The synopsis from the cover : In the near future, America is crushed by a financial crisis and our patient Chinese creditors may just be ready to foreclose on the whole mess.  Then Lenny Abramov, son of a Russian immigrant janitor and ardent fan of “printed, bound media artifacts” (aka books), meets Eunice Park an impossibly cute Korean American woman with a major in Images and a minor in Assertiveness.  Could falling in love redeem a planet falling apart?

A quote from the Physics of the Impossible (I love it): If you haven’t found something strange during the day, it hasn’t been much of a day. – John Wheeler.   And the third books tells of half-truths, the illusions of patterns and of false positives.    Life is not simple!

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