But someone had to be the first one to wear platform shoes, to bob their hair, and that took the opposite of herd instinct. One of the best martinis in town. Life is a sequence of continual moments of chaos, that eventually even out into a pattern that is recognizable and the idea that an idea or stroke of genius can come out of pure disorder and even inane havoc was crazy to me, yet seemed to ring unbelievably true! She blends pop culture, scientific discovery, chaos theory, Robert Browning, fads and an infuriating office assistant to produce a book where thinking for oneself gets you blank looks of incomprehension. Three stars is an odd conclusion to arrive at when I hated virtually everyone except the two main characters. Shrimp and grits were oversold and under-described as the grits were actually more like heavy corn-based pancake.
Willis's books come in two flavors, either funny or grim as she herself describes her serious works. First of all, it's hilarious! However, despite the science fiction packaging, this one is a completely different kettle of fish -- and not in a good way. In a nod to having a life outside of work, she weaves in her adventures at the local trendy cafe and her regular visits to the library. There are a number of good beers on draft. I'm a former biology grad student who now works for the civil service, the heart of bureaucracy. So, I actually read this late last night. It is a fantastic novella, though.
Sandra Foster studies fads and their meanings for the HiTek corporation. Our server was tentative and made excellent food choices. The wine list includes 4 port wines, with an outstanding 10 year tawny. I will definitely be listening to this the next time I need a dose of anti-fad sensibility. When the two are thrust together due to a misdelivered package and a run of seemingly bad luck, they find a joint project in a flock of sheep. There's even a believable but unobtrusive romance.
It's really hard to describe this book. It took another 15 minutes for him to bring our drinks. I love how it characterizes bureaucracy. While reading the book, you feel yourself being pulled into Well, I debated on what to rate this book--either 3 or 4 stars. I definitely recommend this to readers who want something different. Baker, a 10,750-foot snow-capped peak known for its brilliant sunrises and world-record snowfall.
Finally had the chance before going to a show at the Times Union. I go back and forth on whether these quirks ruin her novels or just make them more frustrating than they should be. With that in mind, her sometimes superior way of looking at Flip and folks like her is put into complete perspective. He is trying to isolate the rogue element in a system of known variables or, to put it more simply, he would like to study the group behaviour of monkeys and extrapolate the findings to humans. I generally like broccoli, although my husband is not a fan. This is just horrible fiction! The book centers on the science of pop culture and chaos theory. And there's certainly more than enough glorious chaos in Sandra's world for her to manage a breakthrough or two of her own.
Of course she loved it, and borrowed it again, eventually tracking down her own copy. The only good this about this book that helped me to continue was the narrator. There were no mis-hits for anything we tried. Flip is that person you know who just seems to make your life a living 'you know what', but then you realize that they do have a purpose in your life, and they help you to grow as a person. I had been looking forward to dining here for several months. Apart from the rather unlikely ways in whi This is a formulaic love story set in what is supposed to be a research institution. Because chocolate cheesecake is so hard to find and only carried by obscure restaurants, I guess? When the two are thrust together due to a misdelivered package and a run of Pop culture, chaos theory and matters of the heart collide in this unique novella from the Hugo and Nebula winning author of Doomsday Book.
We selected this restaurant before a show at The Florida Theater. Sandra predicts great things at the end of Bellwether, and I very much hope someday to get a cranky commentary from Dorian on my reading - whether choices or performance doesn't matter at all. Sandra Foster has been studying fads, specifically trying to identify what started the bobbed hair craze at some time in the 1920s. As so often happens, I got to a point in the audiobook wher I am riding a high from the absolute cleverness of this book. A lot of the fads she pokes fun at are dated or so exaggerated to have never existed but the themes hold up.