Re: Matt Webb’s Books Baton

Thoughts after reading Matt Webb’s books baton:

  • I need to read Paul Feyerabend’s Against Method soon.
  • Re: “Last year, somebody told me that people either read [Gilles Deleuze’s and Felix Guattari’s A Thousand Plateus] or [Douglas] Hoffstadter’s Godel, Escher, Bach [Amazon]. Literary types the former, geeks the latter. I’d say I’m a geek, but I read most of GEB and didn’t get much out of it.” I don’t know if I’m a literary type either, but perhaps I would get more out of D&G as well? I started reading “GEB” in the beginning of the 90s, but it was too dense for me at the time.
  • I just ordered Foucault’s Pendulum. Suddenly it was available in paperback at one of the Swedish second-hand bookshops hooked up to Bokbörsen.
  • I should check out Michel Houellebecq’s Atomised, and David Mitchell’s Number9Dream, and Vonnegut. And I’ve been curious about David Markson’s Reader’s Block ever since reading Matt’s review of it.

The above was posted to my personal weblog on June 28, 2005. My name is Peter Lindberg and I am a thirtysomething software developer and dad living in Stockholm, Sweden. Here, you’ll find posts in English and Swedish about whatever happens to interest me for the moment.


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