Monday, June 24, 2013

My first Musing Mondays

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Bloggers are asked to muse about one or more of the following:

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

My Musing

  •  Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).

Today I bought myself The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi. Here's the summary from Goodreads: 
Jean le Flambeur gets up in the morning and has to kill himself before his other self can kill him first. Just another day in the Dilemma Prison. Rescued by the mysterious Mieli and her flirtatious spacecraft, Jean is taken to the Oubliette, the Moving City of Mars, where time is a currency, memories are treasures, and a moon-turned-singularity lights the night. Meanwhile, investigator Isidore Beautrelet, called in to investigate the murder of a chocolatier, finds himself on the trail of an arch-criminal, a man named le Flambeur...

Indeed, in his many lives, the entity called Jean le Flambeur has been a thief, a confidence artist, a posthuman mind-burgler, and more. His origins are shrouded in mystery, but his deeds are known throughout the Heterarchy, from breaking into the vast Zeusbrains of the Inner System to stealing rare Earth antiques from the aristocrats of Mars. In his last exploit, he managed the supreme feat of hiding the truth about himself from the one person in the solar system hardest to hide from: himself. Now he has the chance to regain himself in all his power—in exchange for finishing the one heist he never quite managed.

The Quantum Thief is a breathtaking joyride through the solar system several centuries hence, a world of marching cities, ubiquitous public-key encryption, people who communicate via shared memory, and a race of hyper-advanced humans who originated as an MMORPG guild. But for all its wonders, The Quantum Thief is also a story powered by very human motives of betrayal, jealousy, and revenge. It is a stunning debut

I have gone to every book store in my area to find this book and it is nowhere to be found! I knew I should've just ordered it from the internet, but I enjoy going into the bookstore with my coffee and looking for my book. It's just fun for me. After searching all of the bookstores, I finally gave in and purchased it from amazon. I chose this book because I had heard great things about it. Plus, the author has a Ph.D in Mathematical Physics. I think it is cool when scientists write science fiction books. Maybe because I hope to be a scientist some day and would like to write a science fiction novel...maybe.

So, there you have it. My first Musing Mondays! Please, leave me a comment to your website so I can check your own Musing Monday!

1 comment:

  1. Cool that this is your first musing! I haven't heard of this book but enjoy a bit of sci-fi now and then. Here's what I'm reading: