It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.
The 1st Edition of this book (which according to Goodreads doesn't exist) came with an erratum page which listed "the most important" errors in the main text. 'Nuff said. Presumably by 1997 the book is basically sound.
Keller is a stone cold killer (as discussed at length when he goes to therapy). So why is he a sympathetic character? I think it must be his amusingly hapless attempts to try to connect with the rest of humanity by fantasising about small-town life, getting a dog, even taking up stamp collecting! Whatever the reason, Keller is an interesting enigma who makes murder look easy (suspiciously easy, I'm pretty sure the author is giving him a big break) in this sequential set of shorts, originally published in Playboy.
Monthly update on the Complete Works Challenge (finish by the end of the year): I'm still reading the same play I was a month ago! We're looking at 4 plays and 1 Act plus ~ 60 sonnets and some other fairly short poems. We're up to 0.84 plays/month from 0.67 at the start of the year.
Star Trek had an obsession with its heroes encountering God-like intelligences and somehow surviving, often by outwitting them or exploiting hubristic tendencies. Not sure what that's all about but here's another example, which at least avoids such a cliched resolution. Passable at best.
Feynman answers some mysteries he raised in previous lectures. Lesson: one must not forget that fields carry energy and therefore also momentum and angular momentum. If you've lost some mechanical energy or momentum, look for it in a field!
This makes a good second book on plasma physics - Chen's Introduction to Plasma Physics has yet to be beaten as a first book on the subject in my experience. But Cairns provides a good reference on the basics of a wide variety of theoretical approaches, phenomena, experimental methods and applications in plasma physics, admittedly requiring a much greater mathematical knowledge than Chen, but without being terrifying like Ichimaru's "Basic" Principles of Plasma Physics, which is anything but basic. A minor irritation is Cairns' use of the informal "goes as" for "proportional to." Not sure why it winds me up so, given I know perfectly well what he means.
Of the three Bernie the Burglar books I've read, this is the daftest - and best! And best because daftest. Block's deliberate send-up of the country house mystery genre is silly, funny and unsurprisingly involves corpses piling up in a place Bernie is trying to steal from...
Everybody else is panicking, throwing things overboard and baling water like crazy but Jonah is asleep at the bottom of the boat!