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Hi, I'm Oscar, a historical linguist from the Netherlands who also likes to write about music, games, and history. Check out my longer blog posts and other writings on Sub Specie.

Currently reading

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
Mary Douglas
Signs: an Introduction to Semiotics
Thomas A. Sebeok, Marcel Danesi
Language and Space
Lynn Nadel, Mary A. Peterson, Paul Bloom

Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book)

Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson Another one of those books that makes me glad I decided to check out sci-fi and specifically cyberpunk as a new genre of imaginative fiction to read. Stephenson manages to combine funky writing and a fast paced adventure with thought-provoking concepts of cyberculture, linguistics, viral biology, and religion. Definitely deserves its status of cyberpunk classic.

A brief review for now, might expand it later...