I'm with you on that. I find most of his characters completely forgettable and his novels filled with interesting ideas but nothing that grabs me. The City & The City, though, I loved. » 9/15/14 5:46pm Yesterday 5:46pm

I disagree, though I may be the only one, that chick car is necessarily a bad thing. Lots of them are just cars that focus on style rather than speed (think karmann ghia, new beetle, new mini, and new fiat 500). I think these cars offer some much-needed diversity in car line-ups. Their great sin is that when you're… » 9/05/14 7:07pm 9/05/14 7:07pm

Check out what Dave Coleman is doing with a Miata: http://www.motoiq.com/Projects/Mazda.... It might be a little more work than what you're considering, but it's good for ideas » 8/31/14 11:14pm 8/31/14 11:14pm

Freaked my (then) girlfriend's mom out constantly turning on the windshield wipers when I wanted to turn, but in her defence, it was my first time driving in Japan and it's weird relearning something you've done by default for so long. » 8/16/14 6:41pm 8/16/14 6:41pm

The City and The City is a great example ambiguity in genre fiction. Also, there dal reason I'm writing this is to see if I fall into the grey abyss where ambiguity flocks like the geese of Capastrana. » 8/15/14 11:01am 8/15/14 11:01am

For what it's worth I'd recommend finishing it off, if only for the end of a character arc that I think was incredibly satisfying. We see a lot of coming-of-age stories, but Grossman takes that further until we see Quentin grow into an adult. » 8/15/14 2:44am 8/15/14 2:44am

British sports cars, like the MG TC, were pretty much the founding sports cars, and many of them were utilizing old technology, tiny engines and tires as wide as your pinky. It was fun for the masses, not can I be the fastest on the road. For that you need to pay. The Miata follows in those car's footsteps (tire… » 8/13/14 10:39pm 8/13/14 10:39pm

They went through with it. It pisses my brother, who has a Japanese iPhone, off because it interrupts his music every times he takes a picture all because a bunch of pervs. » 8/13/14 10:57am 8/13/14 10:57am

A) Humphrey Bogart is the man and Ingrid Bergman is beautiful and they have awesome chemistry on screen. B) If you feel like the romance angle will remove your penis, you can feel safe as there is just as much action, making it no more a romance than Speed. C) Pro Tip: Romance movies have never removed anyone's penis.… » 8/10/14 10:02am 8/10/14 10:02am

I can't believe I had to scroll so far down to see this. I tingle-handedly made me lust after a '55 Chevy and was the genesis for the idea of the Blasphemi. » 8/08/14 5:00pm 8/08/14 5:00pm