My understanding is that there is a plan for something like seven "new" Young Wizards books, so there are a couple more due yet. Mind you, it has been years since I heard this, so settling may have occurred in transit.
New as of when? When did newness start, do you recall?
I looked at the Johnson, but got the Duane instead. (Gee, I wonder why I'm going for known quantities these days.) But our tastes coincide kind of a lot, so I think I'll ask for the Johnson for my birthday. Thanks for doing all my thinking for me! :-)
Rats! I thought you'd found a Shute I hadn't read, then realised I recognized your description. It's also called Requiem for a Wren and is one of my favourites.
Tangentially to your comment on Hubble, let me just type in the words "Henrietta Swan Leavitt". Thank you.
Yes, I just read a much shorter book on her, and I didn't want to kick her at all. Sigh.
Also, have you read Shute's Pastorale?
Not yet. I am a very new Shute fan.
I love Felony and Mayhem.
This is not news, dear.
*blinks* Oh, you mean the press? Well, okay then.
All joking aside, the ethnographic studies thing is rather a nice touch (and you will recall my rather indelicate comments about issues of skin color in Earthsea). I can feel something brewing in the back of my head where that idea butts up against the whole "geographically distributed past vs. temporally distributed past" thing, but it hasn't cohered yet.
"Mommy, is chaos my friend?"--Robin, age 2
Cohere! Cohere! Because I want to hear it.
I liked the new Duane, and particularly liked that it had a different ending than most of her books. I enjoy her work, but there's only so many times you can have a final eucatastrophic confrontation with the anthropomorphic personification of entropy.
I have not yet hit my hard limit on that, but I'm glad she did that before I had hit my hard limit rather than after, if that makes sense.
(Ack! Which of you has the extra name and which not? Tall or short will do, since I can easily see reasons why you might not want to attach your first names to your lj or you would have done so already. I was all right when I had no idea who I was talking to, but having a binary split of who I might be talking to is a great deal more troubling.)
There is no way I could read a book about migraines. There have only been two or three things that the reading of them still gives me the internal screaming horrors just by thinking about it, and a tiny, TINY piece on what it was like to have a migraine, maybe 200 words in the Utne Reader in 2003, is one of them. I don't know why. I can read about ER stories, amputated limbs, all manner of illness and pain and catastrophe. But not migraines. (note: I don't get them myself)
Deadheads was the first crime novel I read that did [that spoiler thing]. I love it for doing that.
I am so pleased yo got a shot at Deadheads, and did the ending creep you out to the same extend it did me? As in, extremely?
I don't usually feel as though the author forgot something at the end of a book, and Mr Hill has done it to me two or three times with Mssrs Dalziel and Pascoe.
I found it creepy, but I didn't feel he'd forgotten, I felt it was pretty deliberate.
Where is a good place to start with these?
2010-07-03 05:24 am (UTC)
Re: Dalziel and Pascoe
I gather that the answer is not the first book, and may vary depending on what sorts of things you are interested in. Perhaps a friendly neighborhood Mrissa could ask probing questions...?