March 31, 2006

Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2006

Attention conservation notice: I have no taste.

Terry Pratchett, Thud!
One of the things which makes Terry Pratchett a good satirist is that it is not possible to directly map things (at least not important ones) in his stories on to our world, even though they are obviously connected. But then, he is the contemporary avatar of Anatole France... (And: thank you, "Uncle Jan".)
Patricia Briggs, Raven's Shadow and Raven's Strike
Entertaining and nicely done (if not very deep) fantasy novels. Good rainy-weekend books. (The cover of the second one is appalling, however.)
Don Herzog, Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders
Or: the birth of conservatism out of the spirit of contempt — at least in England in the aftermath of the French Revolution.

Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur

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