Finished reading: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick 📚
I enjoyed it and at the same time, found it not engaging at all. The amount of work the author put into writing fake but plausible historical events where a small deviation from real history changes everything is amazing. That’s a problem also because to appreciate the book you need to know a lot about relevant WWII figures. Somebody didn’t die, someone else didn’t get re-elected, etc.
The biggest problem is the characters. Their stories are just not interesting. Some of them are even infuriating. Juliana is extremely chaotic and don’t get me started with Frank.
People usually complain about the ending but I quite enjoyed it. My only problem is the characters and their stories. The rest? Great.
If you are going to read it because of the TV show, don’t. It has very little to do with it.
🏃 Two races in one day. Personal PR in the first one. Good way to end the year.
I find this section of the Indie Microblogging book quite interesting. I never stopped to think about the linkblogging format.
Sometimes pages link to an Instagram or a Twitter post and make news from it. And I find that lazy. Because most of them are drama posts or “look what this account did” style of posts.
But the examples linked are quite good and the technical limitations interesting for someone like me that has very little knowledge about “the web”.
P.S: Isn’t it quite meta to talk about link blogging while doing linkblogging?