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Just Shoot Me

Bala, 28, Gordon Gekko in the making, pseudo-intellectual, cynic, bibliophile, obsessive compulsive ranter...

Two books and a New Season of BSG

September 02, 2008

August was spent in a haze of books and TV shows. It seems i read around 40 books in August alone - most of them science fiction series fiction.. but hey that's more than a book a day. Two of them particularly stand out. The first one is Reaper's Gale (Book 7 of the Malazan series). This is a series which is still going strong in it's seventh book. The second one was David Weber's By Schism Rent Asunder. This is the second book in the SafeHold series. Both are books i have been waiting to get my hands on for about a year now and were enjoyable.

And then i saw Season 4.1 of Battlestar Galactica. This is one series that is getting better and better. Though i don't like the way it is going. It is beginning to feel like vikraman's vanathai pola. Everyone and his uncle is turning out to be a good guy. What happened to plain old villainy?.. sniff..

What i didnt catch was the whole Beijing Olympics circus. Watching Athens 2004 via NBC spoiled my opinion about the olympics thing and the schizophrenic coverage by the Indian media just reinforced my opinion. After wathching all the chest thumping about emerging China, let me make one of my dubious predictions - China will go the Romania(who?)way into obscurity. Dictatorships usually don't keep up the funding once the whole potemkin show gets over.

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