My Readings

By | February 6, 2006

Over the weekend I finished reading Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk. What more can be said about his writings that I haven’t already said? His books give you a curve ball. You have no idea where the plot is heading and then at the end it all suddenly makes sense.

Palahniuk will give you the ending of a story and then explain how everyone got to that point and always make it interesting. Survivor was a good read and offered a very satirical view point of our society and obsession with finding the “next big thing” or religious fanaticism.

The next book of Palahniuk I have to read is Fight Club, but being a huge fan of the movie I think I will wait a while before I dive into the book. So far Invisible Monsters has been the best read from Palahniuk.

With Palahniuk and Grisham (with the exception of The Chamber) done I have moved onto a book that has been collecting dust on my shelf for several months: State of Fear by Michael Crichton.

It is a longer book, so will probably take a while to go through but should hopefully be a good read. It has been over a year since I last read Crichton (Prey in December “04) so I am a little interested to see what new technological disaster will plague society.

Chuck Palahniuk - Survivor Michael Crichton - State of Fear

I also wrote a PHP script to display the images of the books over to the right and order them by random. It’s a small thing, and should appear no different to the readers but it will make the addition/removal of books a lot easier now. A neat little thing is that it won’t display a link to a post until I’ve finished reading the book – look to State of Fear for that example.

And this is something I do at work anyway; so life imitating art’or something like that.

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