Wednesday, January 12, 2011

More Reading

I'm continuing my return journey through Terry Pratchett's Discworld, and have reached some of my favorites. Lord and Ladies is a wonderful blend "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and a reversal of "The Taming of the Shrew". Now I'm almost done with Men at Arms with all the fun that an Ankh-Morpork guards' book entails.

While in the middle of Men at Arms, I had a Jim Butcher book come in at the library called Side Jobs. It's a collection of Butcher's short stories so far that involve the adventures of Harry Dresden. One of the fun parts is seeing, in a very rapid sense, the growth of Butcher's writing skills.

At this point, if Jennifer (or anyone else who is a Dresden fan who has not read the book), you need to stop reading.

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I'll wait.

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So, the last story, which begins only a couple hours after the end of Changes which ended with Harry being shot and falling into Lake Michigan from his boat, is frustrating. It ends up being more about Murphy coming to terms with Harry most likely being dead.

And there is no resolution to Harry's fate.

At least in April, there will be some sort of resolution. the next book comes out then and is entitled Ghost Story.

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