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Tuesday
May042010

Daemon

One of the challenging things for me about going to school and having a full time job is that my reading time has dropped to essentially 0.  I literally have a stack of books over 2 feet high that I want to read.  Until I can find a way to juggle studying and leisure reading (and personally, I think I'll be done with school first), I need to find an alternative.  Podcasts help, but my preferences for those are either tech news (thank God for twit.tv) or comedy, with a few short story casts thrown in for variety.  While those stories are usually good, I don't exactly have a hand in picking them, and they're short stories.  I find myself wanting more.

I heard about Audible on the twit netcasts, and found myself initially dubious.  After listening to a book or two, though, I'm finding myself really enjoying them.  I signed up, and the first book I'm reading (listening to?) is Daemon, by Daniel Suarez.  This got picked for book recommendations on a few of the twit shows, and it sounded too geeky to pass up.  I'm only a few chapters in at this point, but it's got me hooked.  There are some weird murders and I want to know what's going on.  What's strange is, it reminds me a little bit of Jaws so far.  The main protagonist seems to be a down-on-his-luck cop who resents the wealthy, successful people that make up his jurisdiction, not unlike Brody from Jaws.  I don't think a really big shark is behind this one, though.  Probably not even a regular sized one.  Don't hold me to that, though, I'm only a few chapters in.