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Wanda's Book Reviews

I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles.  (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).

Currently reading

Living with Shakespeare: Actors, Directors, and Writers on Shakespeare in Our Time
Susannah Carson
The Lie Tree
Frances Hardinge
Progress: 94/410 pages
The Magic of Recluce
L.E. Modesitt Jr.
Smilla's Sense of Snow
Peter H√łeg, Tiina Nunnally
Progress: 322/469 pages
The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver

Reading progress update: I've read 48 out of 399 pages.

Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton

Don't get me wrong, I am enjoying the book so far, but I really object to scientists being depicted as self-absorbed, immoral people willing to take money from anyone to further their "dangerous" research.  The scientists that I know are personable and highly moral and carefully consider their sources of funding.

 

Fiction like this, as much fun as it is, contributes to the whole distrust of science that seems to be running rampant these days.

 

Rant over.