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Mort
Terry Pratchett
Progress: 59/268 pages
American Gods (Audio)
Neil Gaiman, Daniel Oreskes, Dennis Boutsikaris, Ron McLarty
Progress: 130/1175 minutes
Legends II
Robert Silverberg, Terry Brooks, Elizabeth Haydon
Smoke and Mirrors
Neil Gaiman
Progress: 59/314 pages
Mort - Terry Pratchett
""In a landscape that owed nothing to time and space, which appeared on no map, which existed only in those far reaches of the multiplexed cosmos known to the few astrophysicists who have taken really bad acid, Mort spent the afternoon helping Albert plant out broccoli."

- Terry Pratchett,
Mort"
Equal Rites - Terry Pratchett
"“Although she was aware that somewhere under her complicated strata of vests and petticoats there was some skin, that didn't mean to say she approved of it.”

- Terry Pratchett,
Equal Rites "

Reading progress: 59 out of 314 pages.

Smoke and Mirrors - Neil Gaiman

There's a short story tucked into the Introduction - The Wedding Gift - that has to be one of the eeriest bits of fiction I've read. And I can not even tell you why. It reminded me of the first short story to creep me this hard - W. W. Jacobs' The Monkey's Paw.

 

It's probably for the best that Gaiman decided against giving it to the couple he wrote it for.

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American Gods - Neil Gaiman

In case anyone else is doing the Library Thing group read and needs a copy.

 

It's the Author's Preferred Text edition from 2011.

 

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15 out of 58 minutes.

Fortunately, the Milk - Neil Gaiman

"This is quite possibly the most exciting adventure ever to be written about milk..."

Reading progress update: 130 out of 1175 minutes.

American Gods (Audio) - Neil Gaiman, Daniel Oreskes, Dennis Boutsikaris, Ron McLarty

Hmmm... I think I should have gone for the straight read-thru version rather than this dramatized edition. A few of the key character's narrators are very mis-matched to my internal voices for them.

 

Shadow's reader is perfect, but Mr. Wednesday and Laura are so far off that it's distracting me from the plot. Going to stick it out until Anansi shows up, and bail if he's not right to my mental ear.

 

Good thing I'm not a visualizer when I read or I'd never be able to sit through a movie adaptation.

The Light Fantastic - Terry Pratchett
"" Three." he told the ball of agony on the floor. Cohen had heard of fighting fair, and had long ago decided he wanted no part of it."

- Terry Pratchett,
The Light Fantastic"
The Light Fantastic - Terry Pratchett
"
“The universe, they say, depended for its operation on the balance of four forces which they identified as charm, persuasion, uncertainty, and bloody-mindedness.”

- Terry Pratchett,
The Light Fantastic "

Reading progress update: 89 out of 159 pages.

The Light Fantastic - Terry Pratchett

Why did I wait so long to read the Discworld books? They had been recced so hard and often by so many with great taste. So. Much. Funny.

 

Very much enjoying Death and HIS CAPSLOCK WAY OF SPEAKING. His Discworld incarnation is reminiscent of Good Omens' Death, but with a more put-upon attitude.

 

Now I just have to get my brain to stop reading those all-caps Facebook posts my one relation makes in my mental Death's voice.

The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett
""Anyway, what is a fantasy map but a space beyond which There Be Dragons? On the Discworld we know that There Be Dragons Everywhere. They might not all have scales and forked tongues, but they Be Here all right, grinning and jostling and trying to sell you souvenirs. "

― Terry Pratchett,
The Color of Magic "
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Reading progress update: I've read 415 out of 540 pages.

American Gods - Neil Gaiman

I can not believe that it took me as long as it did Shadow the protagonist to trip to the true identity of the driver for the new pantheon.

 

It was RIGHT THERE in the name. Well done, Neil Gaiman.

American Gods - Neil Gaiman
"“But it was a dream, and in dreams, sometimes, you have no choices: either there are no decisions to be made, or they were made for you long before ever the dream began.”

― Neil Gaiman,
American Gods "

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The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett

"You wake up in Singapore. There’s a man in the bed next to you, but at least he’s dead, so you don’t have to worry about making small talk."

 

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