Book Forty Five.
Loved this. Not perfect in the slightest, but a perfect kind of imperfection. It was simply so nice to see alternative, logical, sensible and sane opinions and points of view on so many subjects. This should be compulsory reading for everyone.
Book Forty Four.
I learnt a lot about fencing through the course of this book (that's building fences, not sword fighting). It was also funny and slightly surreal with great characters. The end left me confused, however.
5th Nov 2012, 19:39
Our pumpkins grew. Pity they didn't ripen very well... we turned a slice of this (huge) one into (kind of bland) soup. Oh well. They grew, that's the main thing.
Book Forty Three.
BeardyMan 'accidentally' read this whole book in bed before going to sleep recently. This of course meant i had to read it. I managed it in four days. It's an easy read, but a good read. It's easy because nothing drags, there is something interesting going on constantly. Okay, i pretty much hated every character, but that's not at all unusual for me.
Book Forty Two.
Have i mentioned how much i love John Wyndham? It is a lot. This is a collection of 10 short science fiction stories. Instant favourite. I could see where each story was heading from quite early on, but that only made me want to read quicker and know the details. Wyndham's brain... brilliant.
Book Forty One.
Slowly working my way through Banks' books (in chronological order, obviously). This one... was good, but too long. Like, unnecessarily long. It's a rather simple--but interesting--idea, but it dragged on too long. I think i preferred Walking On Glass.
BeardyMan bought this (for a very reasonable price, as you can see) years ago after seeing the film. I haven't seen the film, but i have now read the script. It was enjoyable enough, but i think i would have enjoyed it lots more as prose.