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 )
Life is going well at the moment: I'm interning at an archive where I'll be partially responisble for an exposition about the interior of several houses in the city. I'm enjoying myself immensely, though most people think I'm really odd when I tell them what I do. It's four days a week, and I've still got my normal job on Friday evenings and Saturdays, so I'm rather busy.

As for fandom, I'm hopping like crazy. Torchwood is still interesting, HP has been abandoned and Queer as Folk is the newest. I'm watching the Brian/Justin storyline on Youtube and I'm transfixed. The stories are good, Gale Harold is doing a fantastic job as Brian. Of course, he is also incredibly handsome to look at, which doesn't hurt. Randy Harrison is adorable, and you can see he is more used to the stage. He has the big handgestures when he is playing upset or angry. His cheekbones are to die for and I can't believe how young he still looks. He's ten years my senior and looks like he's my age. The blond hair helps.
Downside of finding a fandom is that most fic is old and there is rarely something new posted. Finding the good fic is still a challenge, though [livejournal.com profile] xhaleslowly's work is beyond excellent.

I'll type up a review of Neil Gaiman's Smoke and Mirrors sometime this month. I liked it overall and I have some comments on some of the stories and poems. Those last I didn't like very much, but that is because I dislike poetry anyway.
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( Dec. 31st, 2008 09:43 pm)
So, the first of a few posts: I've decided to start posting more in the new year and thus I start doing it at the end of the old.

This is a books post, one of the posts I would like to make more of. I read a lot; four to five books a week, some of which I've read several times, others who are new. Let's start at the end of November, when I bought several books with my birthday money.

Spoilers ahead for books by Neil Gaiman, Audrey Niffeneger and Phillipa Gregory. Also talking about Pratchett. )


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