Genre #12 -- Sci Fi
His Master's Voice by Stanislaw Lem
read 7/11/10 - 7/15/10
This book was so hard to get through. I don't think I have ever felt so dumb after reading a book as I felt after reading His Master's Voice. The vocabulary and concepts are outrageously scientific. This is truly a SCIENCE fiction novel. I felt like I was reading a text book. I can't imagine how smart Lem must have been. This book is filled with chemistry, physics, philosophy, linguistics, mathematics, anthropology, sociology, and other -ics and -ologys that I'd never even heard of. The segments I could understand were cleverly written with witty metaphors. Overall, however, this book went way over my head.
This book was part of my 2010 summer reading program.
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