I’ve let the Turing script mellow to its full flavor consistency for a month, and am now heading into the rewrite stage. Meaning, I’m sure the flavor is not quite right yet.
In the interim, besides doing the normal things that make up normal life — day job, paying taxes, seeing family, etc. — I read 13 novels and story collections, 2 non-fiction books, and 4.25 (I’m a quarter of the way through Urasawa’s Pluto) graphic novels. And some magazines. I think I can consider my mental palate cleansed.
Of the fiction, the best were a collection of stories by Peter S. Beagle called The Line Between and Feed, by M.T. Anderson. In non-fiction I found The Voice of the Crystal by H.P. Friedrichs inspirational and fascinating, and though it didn’t count towards the tally above because I haven’t finished it yet — not even close — Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin is great so far. On the graphic novel side of things, I liked Raina Telgemeir’s Smile and Hope Larson’s Mercury.
I also watched the fifth and last season of “The Wire”. Like many, I was a little disappointed with it since, unlike the previous four seasons, which were brilliant, this was merely excellent. I’ll probably watch the whole thing again, from the beginning.
But first, a return to Alan Turing’s life, discoveries, inventions, and secrets.