alpaca princess (renniekins) wrote,
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Lots o' Books

26. Blindness, by Jose Saramaco - Fiction - the world is suddenly struck by a plague of blindness, and society disintegrates. The book focuses on the fate of a handful of the first affected. They are initially quarantined, but eventually come out. It is an awful, disturbing, yet fascinating story. Translated from Portuguese, and written in a puzzling style with little punctuation and paragraphs, it still kept my interest.

25. SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Exam, by Katherine Sierra and Bert Bates - Technical - not exciting to read, but it did a good job of filling me in on Java essentials and preparing me for the exam.

24. There Will Be Dragons, by John Ringo - Science Fiction - a computer controls the planet, making life an easy paradise where nobody ever gets hurt or sick, and everyone does whatever they want. Then the computer shuts down, and everyone must go back to historic ways of life. There is also a big war between those who wanted the computer off, and those who don't. I enjoyed the book, and it had a cute nod to Sluggy. (this was an ebook, and I read it over a span of months - maybe that's why I never figured out what the title meant?)

23. The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings and Leigh Eddings - Fantasy - a fun story about a guy who lives with a cat who turns out to be a goddess. The beginning was better than the ending.
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