Saturday, December 25, 2004
Today I opened presents, two of which were books: the Collected Fictions of Jorge Luis Borges; and Cities. The latter is a collection of four novellas. I bought it mainly for the one by Paul Di Filippo and and for the one by China Miéville. I've read shorter stuff by the former, liked it, and wanted to see how he'd do on a bigger canvas. I've read Perdido Street Station by the latter, didn't much like it, and wanted to see how he'd do on a smaller canvas. Have so far read the first story in each book. Am currently too lazy to comment...