Friday, January 02, 2009


The older members of the family have spent the evening in quiet contemplation, just reading books. The daughter is on "White Gold Wielder", she'd read the previous five Thomas Covenant books written by Stephen Donaldson but somehow we'd mislaid the sixth, so she's been stuck for over a year. I managed to get a copy. Then she can read the seventh.

The wife was on "Court of the Air" by Stephen Hunt, a new writer, I haven't read him.

And I was on "Watchmen" by Alan Moore.

If you want a lesson in character creation, read Watchmen. It really is an incredibly powerful piece of work with real characters in a nightmare world. No spoilers here, it's a must-read. It's in Time's 100 best books for a very good reason, it's very very good.

It's the kind of book that leaves you wondering where right and wrong really are.

What's on the turntable? "Samba Pa Ti" by Santana from "Greatest Hits"

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