My To-Do List is headed by the words Write porn.
Underlined three times. Damn you, Fantasy Fest.House
, last night? Best ep yet, and one of the best hours of tv ever. Not going to spoil it or anything, but I thought the format was brilliant, and Hugh Laurie did a lovely job keeping things flowing.
I've just finished Diana Wynne Jones' newest Chrestomanci book, Conrad's Fate
. And it was pretty damn good. Not my favorite (that would be Time of the Ghost
), but close. Also GGK's Last Light of the Sun
, which felt a little like a rip-off of the much better Lions of Al-Rassan
. And before that, my secret shame, Laurell Hamilton's latest
. I would enjoy her books so much more if I didn't think she secretly hates women. Also I'm always afraid someone like my mom will catch me reading them. Talk about unneccessarily explicit group/interspecies sex scenes! Now I'm reading Lynn Flewelling's Nightrunner series, which I think I saw recced somewhere on LJ. I'm halfway through the first book, and it's okay. Decent story, typical of the swords and sorcery genre, reasonable writing, slashy. But the main character is a plucky, clever young apprentice, inexplicably named Alec. (All other characters have totally made up names.) He's very much a Mary Sue, I'm afraid. Next I'm going to read Richard Morgan's Market Forces
. I completely rec his first two, although I've blanked on the names. They're kind of cyber-mercernary noir, I guess; anyway they totally work.
And last but certainly not least, I know that I've recced Bright Place of Thy Soul
, by Beckett, before. And I know that I said it was hard to get into, and rough in places, and dauntingly long. And I suppose it still is. But it's been updated a lot
lately, and it's such a powerful story. And Snape and Lucius are my new favorite characters (sorry, Draco.) Seriously, I've never been tempted to fangirl before! Well, maybe epicyclical
, a little. But this is the real thing. Fans self.
OOps. Okay, this is last. For those legions of you eagerly awaiting "Houses" (the Winter Prince prequel), part three will be along soon; I've just got a bit snarled up with it, and it's going to be 5-6 pages longer than I meant it to be. And also there will be a part four.