Roy Hunter wrote: Roland Deschain wrote:
I'm glad you're persevering with it, la la. It can be bad enough for someone with some knowledge of Edinburgh/Leith pronunciation and slang, let alone someone not. It's quite a visceral affair, and exposes a certain life, warts and all. I hope you still enjoy it once you're finished.
Likesay fixed yon fur ye, Roland catboy, ken eh?
I ken very well. Trolling successful.
I've finished The Player of Games
, and oh what a book it was! The story is fantastically well-done, and the universe it takes place in is multi-faceted enough to give you pause for thought. The parts detailing morality in a society without needs are especially good. The characters become people you really become invested in, warts and all, and you can feel yourself rooting for them with ease. These books are now my new favourite thing. I cannot wait to get to work reading the rest.
After the tour de force i've just finished, I wasn't sure if anything would be able to compete with it, but that was until I removed a book detailing a part of my life. Wind Through the Keyhole
is essentially The Dark Tower 4.5
, and is set between Wizard and Glass
and Wolves of the Calla
. Only 140 pages or so into it, but already i'm hooked, and have been since page 1. The format for this book, and I won't spoil it for those of you wishing to read my biography, is most excellent. I've not read a book with this format for a while, and Stephen King once again comes through pulling no punches with a spellbinding effort. I know sometimes he doesn't quite hit the mark with some of his later works, although i've not yet read a duff book of his, but this one is him on full form.
In the words of my alter-ego, "Remember the face of your father."