Book haul

When a company moves (either from building to building, or inside of a building) invariably lots of items are found that nobody really feels like hauling. Often they get thrown directly away, but sometimes a recycling spot is setup when people can bring and take items. I like those recycling spots, because there’s a chance of finding something neat and not everything gets thrown away and wasted.

So, the company where I’m subcontracting is doing some internal moving and there’s stacks of things people want to get rid of, but without throwing them into dumpster. So far I managed to score a stack of book: The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons and Deception Point by Dan Brown; The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy and Cobol by Paturi and Degerman, all in finnish.

The Teeth of the Tiger I already finished and wasn’t particularly happy with it. It’s been a long time since I read any Clancy and while I hadn’t expected any world class literature, this one was disappointment. Characters were two dimensional, story was very predictive and clearly written as a prologue to story spanning multiple books. It also left me wondering if I should reread Rainbow Six as I remember that one fondly.

Angles & Demons felt like empty calories. Fast to read book that didn’t leave particularly lasting impression. It had some redeeming turns, that saved the terrible beginning though. I’m hoping that the Da Vinci Code will be a lot better, but I have to admit that I’m not holding my breath.

Rest of the books I haven’t had chance to read yet, albeit I leafed through Cobol one briefly. On a quick glance I’m really glad that I’m not working on any software written in Cobol.

I clearly need to find some more interesting books to read. These ones really didn’t do it for me.

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