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I can resist everything except temptation.

I read pretty much anything with a halfway interesting title, although mostly technical books about programming.

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Brave New World (2004) 4 stars

Brave New World is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English author Aldous Huxley, …

O Brave New World that has such people in it!

5 stars

I really enjoyed reading this book, the style of writing is such a delight. For example when everything starts speeding up, different scenes intertwined with each other, but in a way that you can still keep up with what is happening where.

The philosophical discussion towards the end was especially interesting. I don't think that anyone could ever be happy like that (even if conditioned).

As Mark Deck (TheClick) put it so nicely: Happiness is a progress.

Happiness [isn't] achieved and everlasting. Happiness [...] requires constant investment. It's like the curve of how life is currently tilting [...], do I feel like things are going in the right direction, am I improving myself [...]? [...] when you achieve a goal you will just look towards the next goal after that. There's always a thing after, so it's more about the journey as a whole [...] rather than the specific singular …

METRO 2035. English language edition. (METRO by Dmitry Glukhovsky) (Volume 3) 3 stars

Metro 2035 (Russian: Метро 2035) is a 2015 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Russian author …

Can't stand the protagonist

3 stars

The book is full of grammatical mistakes, some sentences seem to have whole words missing. As for the story: Towards the end of the book it's just one plot twist after another. The protagonist keeps annoying me by repeating the same mistakes and not learning from them over and over again.