January 8th, 2006

Me

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?

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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!