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I will try to drop by a bit late just to say hi. :-)
0 · September 30, 2013
The power steering when out on my car and I don't think it'll be fixed by tomorrow night- can anyone give me a ride there/back? I live at Juan Tabo and Eubank
0 · September 29, 2013
I drive right by there and should be able to pick you up.
Hoping to finish in time. Good book.
0 · September 25, 2013
There are two short story prequels, The Calorie Man and The Yellow Card Man, set in the same universe. They're legally available for download: http://www.nightshadebooks.com/Downloads/WindupStories.pdf
0 · April 30, 2013
Note: the protagonist in The Yellow Card Man, Tranh, appears in The Windup Girl under a different name, Hock Seng. There's no explanation in-continuity, though the author addresses it in an interview: http://calicoreaction...
0 · May 10, 2013
Explanation: Basically, in “Yellow Card Man,” I named Tranh before I figured out his back story. I had originally thought of him as having a Vietnamese origin, but later on as I developed the character, and he became fleshed out, he became a Malaysian Chinese refugee. The problem was that by that time, I loved the name Tranh so much, and identified with him that way so much, that I hung onto the name, even when I should have changed it to something more Southern Chinese in origin. Basically, it was a case of having a “pretty” that I should have killed, but didn’t.
Unfortunately, when I was working on the book, the problem was still there. In the end, I decided that I needed to get the cultural detail right, even if it made a break with the earlier story. I know that for readers of the earlier story, it’s glaringly bizarre, but I felt like I just needed to eat that earlier failure, and not double-down by getting it wrong twice.
0 · September 14, 2013
I have tooling going on this month. Catch you next time
Just finished Joyland by Stephen King. Don't usually like his writing, don't like horror; but this was more of a murder mystery/ghost story. I enjoyed it - fun, light reading. Thanks Hana.
0 · August 30, 2013
For everyone that can't make the discussions (or even if you can)- if you are a goodreads user check out the group I made there for the club: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/112415-albuquerque-sci-fi-fantasy-book-club
0 · August 28, 2013
Member Recommendations from 8/26/13:Joyland by Stephen KingThe Witch's Boy and Night of the Jaguar by Michael GruberGun, Germ, and Steel; Civilization by Jared M. DiamondThe Human Division by John ScalziPump Six and Other Stories by Paolo BacigalupiLife After Life: A Novel by Kate AtkinsonThe Sagan Diary by John Scalzi and Bob Eggleton
0 · August 27, 2013
Finished The Windup Girl and loved it! Loved the characters, the story, the writing style, AND that I do not need to read another book to find out what happens.
1 · August 1, 2013
Well the explanation is you're a perfectionist or a bit O.C.D.
0 · May 11, 2013
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