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Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury



Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Started this book on my flight back from India to the States. It’s not a long read, but it took me awhile to plow through it. I think it’d be a fun book to read for a young kid, but as an adult, it just seemed dated and a bit too “aw shucks” to me (There are a lot of old fifties-ish expressions in the book).

One aspect of this book I enjoyed was that it did paint a nice picture of a time (October/fall/Halloween) and a place (small town).

Definitely no Fahrenheit 451. Get it for your kids (if you have any looking for a fun Halloween-ish book to read).

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The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov

Finally finished Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy:

(Wiki)


Foundation


Foundation and Empire


Second Foundation

Overall, a pretty disappointing trilogy given all the hype about it. I just don’t get into the whole “psycho-historian” thing — predicting the future is all but impossible when the future is tomorrow — much less when the future is hundreds, if not thousands of years.