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The Boat Was My Friend

...The cliff edge of workaday morality

Currently reading

Rivers of London
Ben Aaronovitch
Progress: 127/392 pages
Expecting Someone Taller
Tom Holt
Progress: 193/231 pages
The Circle
Dave Eggers

Reading progress update: I've read 46 out of 480 pages (it's too soon = there is still HOPE)

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

(Shit) I hope this is not one of these cases where everybody on this planet is a brainwashed idiot except for the supercool, smartguy author who's figured it all out, and has now selflessly come forward to speak The Truth, because:


a) I can't stand that crap

b) I'm too OCD to give up on a book

c) it's 480 pages long.



Oh NOOOOOO. He even says:


“When people at cocktail parties asked me what I did for a living, I was tempted to answer, “I am a skeptical empiricist and a flâneur-reader, someone committed to getting very deep into an idea,” but I made things simple by saying that I was a limousine driver.”


(Bollocks, bollocks, bollocks, what is this? He's a bloody hipster too?)


I cannot stress this enough: I hope I'm wrong and I hope I'm wrong and last but not least, I hope I'm wrong.