User Profile

Kaan Barmore-Genç Locked account

Joined 10 months, 4 weeks ago

He/him. Linux user, and an enthusiast of many programming languages. Love using Rust and TypeScript. Currently doing platform engineering/web dev stuff using AWS at work. Illinois, USA.

Favorite video games: WoW, Rimworld, Dishonored, Death Stranding. Favorite music: Thy Catafalque, Caligula's Horse, Leprous, Be'lakor, Slugdge.

You can also find me on Mastodon: Pixelfed: Github:

This link opens in a pop-up window

Kaan Barmore-Genç's books

To Read

Currently Reading

Ursula K. Le Guin: A Wizard of Earthsea (Paperback, 1977, Bantam Doubleday Dell) 4 stars

A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the …

A cool read

4 stars

I really liked the book. There are a lot of cool ideas about how the magic works in this universe, and a ton of amazing world building. Earthsea feels like a real place, with its own rules, customs, and quirks.

There is something about the writing style that felt a bit off to me though. I honestly don't know how to explain it.

Terry Pratchett: Terry Pratchett's The light fantastic (1992, Corgi) 4 stars

Incredible piece of writing

5 stars

Terry Pratchett has an incredible writing style that only improved from the previous book. It's incredibly imaginative and witty. The book makes fun of fantasy cliches without becoming mean or bitter, and it got a chuckle out of me every time. The plot is addictive, the action hooks you in, the dialogue is very clever, and the world building is next level.

Finishing the book, I felt sad that I didn't have the next book for me to pick up and keep reading right away! It has an amazing conclusion that leaves you fulfilled but wanting for more, more of this.

finished reading Neuromancer by William Gibson (Sprawl Trilogy, #1)

William Gibson: Neuromancer (Paperback, 2000, Ace Books) 4 stars

The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus- hallucination, the representation of …

Put the book down for a while, but I'm glad to have come back and finished it. The book had less action and "cool tech" than I expected, it instead taking a lot of pleasure in exploring its world and populace.

The last parts of the book were a blur, perhaps intendedly so as the characters dash towards the conclusion.