“I’m closing in on the ultimate gestalt: the context in which all knowledge fits and is illuminated, a mandala, the music of the spheres, ‘Kosmos’.”
— Ted Chiang (‘Understand’)
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MY REVIEWS IN BOOK FORM – HERE
MY REVIEWS OF OLDER OR CLASSIC BOOKS – HERE
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READINGS ALOUD BY DFL – HERE
A no spoiler policy is always followed, subject to the nature of real-time reviews.
My book reviews are written for three separate parties: myself, the readers and the book’s inferred creator. Most reviews elsewhere are actual PREviews for readers. Mine can also be genuine REviews that can be read (a) alongside me as the reader reads the book or (b) after the book is read by the reader.
Books are bought by me for my personal reading and real-time reviewing. No review copies accepted.
I don’t necessarily need authors to react to my real-time reviews of their books I bought. But it is nice simply to know they have read (are reading) them. I do this activity, anyway, for my own pleasure and as a usefulness aid to my own reading, but I also do it for past and future readers of the books, and, yes, for the authors themselves.
When some other book reviews have receded into the past, these will still be dreamcaught.
I try to read and review fiction as purely what it is and how its presentation affects its meaning or effect. I try to ignore any politics, shenanigans, biography, costs etc. that might lie behind such fictions, as that is how posterity will read it, ignoring things other than the fiction and the book they hold in their hand.