Did you ever wonder what happened at id Software when they created their famous first games? This book sheds a novelized light on the life in id Software and the main characters that made happened, focused on the relationship between the two Johns.
Month: May 2020
For this week’s book club, I was supposed to read Normal People, which is supposed to be an acclaimed book. Frankly, I couldn’t read it. The style is horrendous and unreadable (and I managed to read the Hunger Games books which were ranked at the lowest in my opinion). A few reasons are the fact that it’s a first person-present tense book, which I always fail to dive in. By definition, these books don’t allow me to immerse myself in their environment. Then the other reason is that when the book start, in the first few pages, you don’t get any information, any goal to go on reading.
So instead, I turned myself to an older book I read when I came in the UK (I think), Beat the Reaper.
As some of you may have noticed, I’m quite interested in medicine, with my PhD and some recent reads like the French equivalent of this book (Le charme discret des intestins) or Book review: Why We Sleep. So when our book club selected this book, I was thrilled.
During the coronavirus confinement, I found myself reading less, at least at the beginning. The main reason was that I used to read 1 hour during my commute, but this commute didn’t exist anymore! But to save me, I had my newly created CrossFit book club. We share book ideas, and each week read one book or some science articles. This book was one of them.