My third Brookmyre. ...I missed Parlabane, and the one Scottish character wasn't in it enough. Very enjoyable though. Many many laugh-out-loud moments, as usual. The religious stuff, though perfectly taken the piss out of, annoyed my atheism sometimes. And i was shocked to learn that Brookmyre had to cut 20,000 words before the book was publish because he went on a little too long about the Minoans.
I had been meaning to go to the Lowry exhibit at Nottingham University for the last month, but kept forgetting. Thankfully i remembered yesterday.
I had more fun at the Lowry exhibit in Sunderland yeeeeeears ago, but that was because no one in Sunderland gave a crap and the place was empty.
While waiting for the exhibit to open BeardyMan and i enjoyed a bloody expensive snack at one of the university cafes. £6.35 for two drinks, a bag of crisps, a banana and a chocolate bar? Eff off.
A Lord of the Flies reference in the book i'm reading straight after finishing Lord of the Flies.
This pleases me far more than it ought to.
Thankfully i still don't own a TV, but am in full possession of my soul.
My yellow army is ready to take over this Ming Dynasty... if we ever figure the two player rules out.
I've wanted to read this book since school. There were two English classes; the one i was in studied Of Mice and Men and the other did Lord of the Flies. I was selfish and wanted to do both. I went to see Lord of the Flies at the theatre, but for some reason never actually got around to reading the book. But now, over a decade later, i finally have.
Other than Golding's overuse of the word 'presently', i loved it. Simon and Roger, particularly, intrigued me, and i want to read it again to figure them out.
I finally started unpacking The Room Where I Put All The Boxes, and found myself face to random-object faces.
I blame the fact that i also recently bought the Faces
Brookmyre's second book. This one took me a while to get into, for some reason. I don't know why, because the writing was as good as the first book. It may have been the excessively long chapters... i'm not a fan of those. But once i did get into it, gosh, i couldn't put it down. I finished the second half in the last two days alone, i think.
Also, i want to start the Spammy Appreciation Society. I fucking love that guy.