Tuesday, January 23, 2007

What I'm reading

I'm reading an excellent book at the moment (so far Dec 06-Jan 07 is a banner period in my reading history.) It's called The Ghost Map and it is about a cholera epidemic in 1850s London. The author, Steven Johnson, is fascinated with systems and he shows how the emergent urban systems led to the plague. Powell's has a good interview with him here.

I am also reading the Stress of Her Regard, a Tim Powers book about romantic poets and vampires. It's out of print, which is odd, as so far I find it as good as most of his other books.

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