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Nov. 3rd, 2006 03:19 pm
threemonkeys: (Waxlion)
I came to a bit of a grinding halt with my reading. Partly the distraction of a larger than usual amount of video to watch and partly because I tried to read Vellum. It is a book that I found very difficult to get into. Impossibly so at this time. I am informed by people who have read it that it gets moving after a while and is very much worth the reading. I will take them at their word and try again some other time.

In response my non-reading state I read Thud by Terry Pratchett. Lets face it, I was looking for a laugh as well as something light and easy to read. The first couple of chapters delivers quite a few laughs. Good thing too because there really aren't any more after that. It is one of those books where Pratchett gets in a serious socially conscious mood. Not too preachy though this time. I guess it was fairly well done as a "straight" novel in the Diskworld setting. The plot was strong through the middle but faded at the end. But without the humour it just seems all too ordinary. I shall have to go elsewhere for my laughs.

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