Well, I finished Nameless two days after it arrived and it was even better than the first version. Well worth the money, my read copy has already gone to Mum, who wanted to read it. No bets on if she's started yet, she reads very little and almost no English. Almost sure I'll get it back for being 'too difficult'. In other Nameless news, my signed copy should be on its way. That one is for display purposes only!

More book news, Sarah Rees Brennan's (also known als Mistful to the HPers) book, The Demon's Lexicon, is available here for the idiotic low price of ten euro's. I ordered it and read it in one evening. About three and a half hours for 328 pages, a new record for me. I liked the premise, the idea behind it and the eventual climax, but I found it very hard to get lost in it.

Possibly this is because of the main character, Nick. He tells the story, but stresses that he doesn't feel very much in the way of love, sadness or fear. He does feel anger, but only in the need to kill something. This made it very hard for me to identify with him and the events that surround him. I'd rather seen everything trough Alan (Nick's brother) or just different viewpoints. I am going to read the next installment, because that one is told from the POV of the love interest of both brothers.

As I am not someone to order only one thing at a time, I also ordered the DVD of Velvet Goldmine. I've heard a lot about this film and I liked it. The setting is not something I'm familiar with, being born in 1983 and having parents born in 1950 and 1959. The whole 'boys in makeup' was very pretty, especially Jonathan Rhys Meyers works the androgynous look. The story itself was not very gripping, but Christian Bale did a good job acting wise. The music in the film was not stellar, but some of the individual tracks are well worth listening too. My favourites at the moment are 'The ballad of Maxwell Demon' and 'Ladytron'.

The last book I ordered was Neil Gaiman's Interworld, which is normal Neil Gaiman in a sci-fi setting. Very good up until now, I stopped reading because I want to read it in the train tomorrow. Otherwise I would have finished it tonight and I enjoy it too much.

Lastly, some thoughts on chan, years late, with TMI )
A week after the notification that it had been sent, Nameless arrived! Written in America, printed in England and now on my table in the Netherlands. books Two copies of Nameless, one for me and one to loan to people. And a copy of OPCSY, for my little sister who is finally going to a kind of college this fall.
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