FINDER is a densely imagined walk in the clouds, a piece where the destination isn't always as important as the journey. It's very, very easy to leave the track of the main plotline and get lost in the details and sights and sounds of a gently mental future culture.
A Finder is a member of a secret society of superbly skilled elite trackers and hunters. Jaeger is a Finder. He's also a Sin-Eater; a scapegoat who purifies the dying by taking on their sins and being punished for them. SIN-EATER, is a tangled story of family, madness, secrets and visions that can go within pages from the hallucinatory to the kitchen sink and remain utterly lucid. And completely fascinating. It does that trick that all good sf novels do - it draws you into its world deeply enough for you to live within it.
Think I've mentioned the book before, but it can't happen often enough. The more people buy it, the longer Carla can keep doing it. Which means more Finder-y goodness for me. Everybody wins.
Ok, mostly I win, but that's really the only thing that matters, right?
Especially since I caught a few eps of Speed Racer a few years back, and was amazed at how much it sucked. Never revisit your childhood favorites, people. Your shit taste back then will make you want to do the time travel thang.
Update: And as long as I'm indulging the junk/pop culture fascination, SEE Chef Morimoto Iron Chef - Japanese: Asian Spicy Sauce with Tomato and Tofu, Medium Hot.
I'm gonna miss the WEF. . .