What I’m Reading / Watching / Playing (I)

Game – Hollow Knight

Behind a cuddly exterior is a though-as—nails action-exploration game. The enemies are many and challenging, and the dungeons extend deep into the earth with very few resting points.

This is a modern (and beautiful) game that respects the adult player’s limited time, while offering a challenge that brings one back to the heyday of classic gaming. I can’t bring myself to play anything else, and I bought a “pro” controller because the Switch’s base controllers don’t do it justice.

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TV Series – Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

I don’t like funny movies or comedy series; that is, except for those produced by stand-up comedians. “Seinfeld” is one of my favorite series of all time, and seeing the man interacting with his idols and colleagues is a delight. As a bonus, I discovered several humorists I didn’t know about and filled my Netflix queue.

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Book – “Perfume”

This was offered to me by a friend and it is such a descriptive book that I have to read it in starts and stops. Not that the descriptions are bad or boring, quite on the contrary: they are so visceral that they overwhelm my senses. This book about a very particular killer is a beautiful window into a historical period to which I don’t have much exposure.

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