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What I am reading

the weird and highly subjective way I see it

Currently reading

Stranger in a Strange Land
Robert A. Heinlein
Progress: 130/438 pages
The Blazing World and Other Writings
Margaret Cavendish, Kate Lilley
Jahr 2440. Ein Traum aller Träume
Louis-Sébastien Mercier, Herbert Jaumann, Christian Felix Weiße
Progress: 248/354 pages
Fifty Egg Timer Short Stories
Richard Bunning

Reading progress update: I've read 124 out of 384 pages and now I quit.

Setting Free the Bears - John Irving

I got this book for free, because every year there's this campaign in Vienna (that's in Austria, NOT Australia) of distributing a certain book that has a relation to the city. Apparently John Irving has spent a year in Vienna and the plot of Setting free the Bears takes place in Austria (at least to a certain amount) and I thought why not take the free book and read it.

 

Well. No.

 

There are many reasons why I don't like this book - I dislike the protagonists, I don't find the plot interesting, I do not think that Irvings writing style is funny or at least good (but in his defence, it is one of his earliest novels and I am reading the german translation).

 

Overall, absolutely not the kind of book I like.