Good to be back.
I reading Wizard and Glass over again. No new surprises lol....always good to the very last drop.
I am finishing up The Fall and, WOW, what a ride it has been, very, very exciting and full of great characters! I have the final of the trilogy, The Night Eternal , but I want to get to Swan Song on my tab.
Just finished Fellowship of the Ring. Really loved the end. Taking a break before I start The Two Towers by reading a book called Ratlines by Stuart Neville. It takes place in Ireland on the eve of Kennedys visit. It concerns Nazis that hid in Ireland after WWII. It seems some of them are turning up dead. So far it's quite good. Irish writers tend to be very introspective which gets annoying after a while. This is completely different.
Hey guys, how is Brad Thor? Anyone knows about him? I read that his novel Blowback was voted into the top 100 best thrillers of ALL TIME...
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Nearly finished The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson. It's the first fantasy book I've read in years. I fancied a change, saw it sitting there. Really enjoying it. a lot of the usual swords and soercery fare with elves and trolls squaring off. In this book there is a link between the fantastical world of magic and their gods and the human world with their own god. A nice touch that plays off well.
One problem with fantasy texts I would have though, and which appears in this book as well, is the representation of women. Most fantasy I've encountered goes little beyond an adolescent conception of women that I find offputting. It's not to bad in this one, but still hovers in the narrative.