I have a habit of getting a scene or conversation from a story stuck in my head, grabbing the book to re-read, and then getting lost in it again. I love re-reading good books, and this is one of my favorites…Neal Stephenson’s
The Diamond Age. Stephenson has really mastered the art of storytelling; his books are tales about people that I care about, but still are great science fiction, because they require the scifi hook to work (be it nanotech in this instance, or virtual reality, quantum worlds, or whatever).
But as I’ve schlepped my careworn paperback copy around the house for the past day or so, it suddenly clicked. The novel’s subtitle, after all, is
…or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer. How can I NOT re-read a book about a digital book on a digital book??? Kindle copy ordered, and arrived 60 seconds later.
We’re livin’ in the future, folks!