January 8th, 2006


Pattern Recognition; One Year at VFB

Brent Staples lives on my street. I ran into him today for the first time in a while and immediately let out my inner geek by asking him how he landed the gig of interviewing William Gibson yesterday at the CUNY Graduate Center. Turns out he's a big fan of Gibson's. I shame-facedly admitted I'd only read Neuromancer, and though I loved it I never read any of his other work. He recommended I get my filthy paws on Pattern Recognition ASAP to make up for my behavior.

I trust Brent. He's a good, smart guy. He knows what he's talking about. But still, I feel like I should get some feedback about Pattern Recognition from you folks -- who seem to know more about science fiction than I ever will -- before I move it from wishlist to shopping cart. So...is it awesome, good, ehhh, or on par with that Marlon Brando novel they just published?


In other news, today marks my one year anniversary working at Video Free Brooklyn. I cannot for the life of me figure out how that much time has passed. Looking at my journal entries from last year, I can remember how much trouble I was having wrapping my brain around the computer system at the store. Now it's like second nature, practically muscle memory. Amazing. I can't believe it's been a whole freaking year!