Reading vs performing

Jeremy Irons' reading of Lolita is really good. I wish more audiobooks would have actors as the narrator, because he is doing way more than just reading the text. It's a performance. Tone is so important, timing, enunciation--all these things can change the meaning of something so drastically.  I would be very picky about how …

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The Dark Forest, by Cixin Liu

I just finished this sequel to the Three Body Problem, and once again my mind is blown. This book left me with a picture of the universe I never imagined... a dark forest indeed. The only complaint anyone seems to have about this series is the characters, and though they are more fleshed out in this one, they …