[2024] 多読/extensive reading challenge

Just finished エクサスケールの少女 and it was meh. It was sold as a SF book focusing on AI, but in the end, it’s pretty much a manifesto for “let’s put more money in supercomputing and AI research”, with barely any plot. And when plot happens (after 200 pages) everything (including reaching the singularity, i.e. having a boom of AI) is done in 50 pages. Then we have 50 pages of “look at how cool Japan is now”. Mkay. Also one (1) dragon, one (1) mermaid and two (2) immortals are featured in this book. Also old poetry and the creation myth. What.

I should probably put all of that behind spoilers, but seriously I don’t see the point. Spare yourself and do not read that book. The only good thing that came out of reading it was making that thread to motivate myself to finish it.

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