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Portable Magic

Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

The Bungalow Mystery
P.M. Carlson, Russell H. Tandy, Carolyn Keene
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro, Simon Prebble
Duel of Eagles: The Mexican and U.S. Fight for the Alamo
Jeff Long
Progress: 11/431 pages
The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Carolyn Keene
I am No One You Know
Joyce Carol Oates
The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
Progress: 13 %

Prey ★★☆☆☆

Prey - Michael Crichton

I’m not knowledgeable about nanotechnology, so it wasn’t difficult to suspend disbelief regarding the science. I couldn’t overlook the enormous plot holes and badly written characters, though. I was curious enough to find out how the crisis resolved to finish the book, and I finished it fairly quickly because reading a pretty bad thriller is still better than cleaning house and doing laundry. I initially gave it 3 stars since I finished it and didn’t completely hate it, but after some reconsideration I decided it doesn’t deserve more than 2 stars. I’m not going to shame the good books on my shelves by keeping it, though. I’ll donate it to the library, and they can put it out on the freebie shelf for some other sucker.