A lucky escape

It was a mistake to go into Daunt Books on Cheapside yesterday when I had 20 minutes spare before lunch. In a lucky escape, I got out with only three paperbacks: [amazon_link id=”1781681678″ target=”_blank” ]Altai[/amazon_link] by Wu Ming, [amazon_link id=”0099584972″ target=”_blank” ]The Golden Egg[/amazon_link] by Donna Leon, and [amazon_link id=”0571310303″ target=”_blank” ]Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software[/amazon_link] by Vikram Chandra. The blurb asks: Can code ever be called beautiful? It promises the book looks at the links between logic gates and modernism, geeks and machismo, and Indians and coding. Irresistible.

[amazon_image id=”1781681678″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Altai: A Novel[/amazon_image]  [amazon_image id=”0099584972″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Golden Egg: (Brunetti)[/amazon_image]  [amazon_image id=”0571310303″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software[/amazon_image]