New Watch

I have previously written about Sergei Lukianenko’s Watch series. I have just finished the latest, fifth, installment. New Watch. It is slightly different than the earlier ones. There is some more humour in it. I laughed out loud a few times. I do not think I did that with the earlier novels. Several times, other …

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Kalle Holmqvist – Bränn biblioteken

Jag vet inte hur jag hörde talas om Bränn biblioteken, men jag beställde den eftersom en komedi om upphovsrätt inte direkt är vardagsmat. Jag är väldigt intresserad av frågorna, och ett gott skratt förlänger livet. Den har också fått goda recensioner. Dessutom är det sällan jag lyckas läsa en bok samma år den kommer ut. …

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Other stuff

This post is sort of about cooking. One of the things I found in boxes when I moved (see previous post), there were old notes from the academic dimension. All between 20 and 30 years old. Notes from reading books. Some of the books I still own, I think, some I just have notes. While …

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Stuff

I have moved house twice in five months. I am not done with the second yet. Due to condition(s), it will take time. I am still picking up stuff from other places. Some are boxes with stuff that hasn’t really been used for many years. You know, the sort of “Good-to-keep” stuff or “If I …

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Solaris – the book

I just finished reading a real sci-fi classic. Solaris by Stanislaw Lem. I read an old Swedish translation, made from the German translation from the Polish original from 1961. There are newer translations, but I haven’t had access to them. Three films have been made of Solaris, of which Andrei Tarkovsky‘s from 1972 is the …

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The Night Watch series

I have read the book series about the Watches, by Sergei Lukianenko (Lukyanenko). He has been writing and publishing since the 1980s. The Watches I think is his most famous work so far, not least because there were films made of the first two books. Lukianenko sees himself as a humanist, following in the literary …

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Public Domain Day 2013

Första januari är Public Domain Day – Dagen för allmänningarna (min egen översättning). När copyright för arbeten går ut. Det vill säga när det gått 70 år efter att författaren/kompositören/etc har dött. Jo, det är absurt att copyright är beroende av skaparens livstid och att den varar så länge, men så är det. Dessutom kanske …

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Metro 2034

I have read Metro 2034, the follow-up to Metro 2033. One character from the first book is one of the main ones in this. The main protagonist in Metro 2033 does not appear in 2034, unless the shortly mentioned person with the same name, actually is the same character. This book is not as surprising …

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Metro 2033

I read another Russian sci-fi recommended to me by the younger generation. It’s been quite much reading of modern Russians for me lately, such as Nick Perumov. Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky. Metro 2033 is his first novel, originally published on the web for free (as in beer). I have read the official Swedish translation, …

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