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Reading List

Read 2 books by John Sladek since Jan '03

See also: Books I'm Reading, Books I've Read and Books I want to read

November 2008
Roderick by John SladekThis was a strange book. I enjoyed it, there were some interesting ideas. The entire premise was a little shaky.. Roderick enroles in school - he has tank tracks, a square steel body and tries to convince everybody he is a robot - they all assume he's crazy and is a boy in a special iron lung.. then he starts to slowly replace parts of his body all the while trying to convince people he is a robot, but nobody believes him.. Also, there were numerous strange paragraphs of gibberish.. unconnected words and phrases.. I'm not sure if that was to illustrate his mental processes but it was very frustrating. Anyway, worth a read.
July 2004
Tik-Tok by John SladekApparently a parody of Asimov's 3 Laws. Sounds fun.

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