My Copy: 9781566197847 (image from abebooks.com) Well, don't judge a book by it's cover, even if it's that neat semi-transparent slip-cover I like for some reason. I still didn't care for the story. I only got about halfway through the book and gave up. Not my cup of tea, I guess; I'm used to Swift in … Continue reading Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift
My Copy: 9780446691864 (Image from Amazon.com) I hadn't pulled this one out in so long, and wondered if I'd find it depressing or hilarious reading it now. Well, maybe it's a bit of both. I kept going back to the acknowledgement page before it started and found it terribly apropos for our times, though it … Continue reading America (The Book): Teacher’s Edition, by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart staff
I didn't let flashbacks from the terrors of geometry class get in the way. I admit, I admire those who can get math and like it, and I would love to understand more about it myself. However, I am now convinced that today, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is meant for an audience pretty well versed in math.