Review: Neuromancer by William Gibson

“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.”
~William Gibson, Neuromancer

Plot summary

“The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus- hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace.

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Helsingin kesän galleriavinkit

Watching people watching art. Photo: Pixabay (CC0 Public Domain)
Taiteen katsomisen tarkkailua. Kuva: Pixabay (CC0 Public Domain)

Hyvä Helsingin kesäväki! Aikaisemmin tällä viikolla vinkkasin teille museonäyttelyistä, nyt olisivat vuorossa galleriasuositukset. Gallerioiden valinta osoittautui paljon haastavammaksi tehtäväksi kuin museoiden valitseminen.

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Helsingin kesän museovinkit

Liikennelaitoksen turistipalveluauto Kauppatorilla. Kuva: Unto Laitila / Helsingin kaupunginmuseo (CC BY 4.0)
Liikennelaitoksen turistipalveluauto Kauppatorilla. Kuva: Unto Laitila / Helsingin kaupunginmuseo (CC BY 4.0)

Aurinkoista kesää kaikille! Poikkeuksellisesti innostuin suomenkielisestä blogipostauksesta näin kesän kynnyksellä. Johan tässä on päästy talvesta ja pimeydestä nauttimaan, ei ihme kun on kielet menneet sekaisin.

Kesän sadepäivien ratoksi alla 10 poimintaa museoiden näyttelyistä, joihin kannattaa suunnistaa. Näyttelyissä käyminen on vähän kuin matkustaisi pienoiskoossa – ja matkailuhan tunnetusti avartaa ja vaihtelu virkistää. Vai miten se nyt menikään?

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Story time: Revealing the Gravatar image

moi, haudi, morjens, tseenare!

You might be wondering what the nonsense above might be, but no worries! The words in question are both common and less common greetings in Helsinki slang, an almost forgotten lingua nordica very much in use in the 1950’s. But now I am procrastinating. The topic for today is not Helsinki slang – although highly tempting as such – but something else completely.

It has been very busy lately, the days have flown by way too fast. So I thought of postponing the upcoming book review until next week, so instead here comes a revelation on the image in my WordPress Gravatar. I also wish to pay a tribute to the first official day of summer. It might be less than 10 Celsius degrees outside, but nonetheless it says “summer” in my calendar, so I am going with that. Any more questions?

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Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

“If you strip away all the trappings of personality and lifestyle, what are the core components that make me me?”
~Blake Crouch, Dark Matter

Plot summary

“Jason Dessen is walking home through the chilly Chicago streets one night, looking forward to a quiet evening in front of the fireplace with his wife, Daniela, and their son, Charlie—when his reality shatters.

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Review: The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

“In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.”
~Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad

Plot summary

“Who could read the programme for the excursion without longing to make one of the party? So Mark Twain acclaims his voyage from New York City to Europe and the Holy Land in June 1867. His adventures produced The Innocents Abroad, a book so funny and provocative it made him an international star for the rest of his life.

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