Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

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A Dirty Job

April 4, 2010

The lack of books mentioned in this blog…it disturbs me. It may be getting increasingly difficult to find decent literature these days, but it is still a treat when something does turn up. In this case, it was A Dirty Job, by EEUU author Christopher Moore.

The plot synopsis on the back of the paperback isn’t the best, so I won’t be quoting any of it. A Dirty Job follows the story of Charlie Asher, single father to baby Sophie and owner of a secondhand store in San Francisco. Being a recent widower, he’s trying his best just take things slowly and get back on his feet. The author, of course, has no intention of letting him do so, and Charlie soon finds himself working as Death.

I’m not much of a fan of satirical novels, but Christopher Moore’s writing style has proved to be an exception. Everything is so blunt at times…it’s most excellent. There are also many easy to understand references which may get an extra laugh or two out of you, provided you can connect the dots. I actually guffawed at some points. Really.

Pick it up at the local bookstore (or online) if you’re in the mood.

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Blood and Thunder

May 6, 2009

Anyone else into books? The title is a reference to one of the best I’ve never read. What are we all reading right now? Any reccomendations?

At the moment, I’m reading George Orwell’s 1984. I’m not very far, but it’s really interesting. It appeals to the more technically-oriented me. I’ve got a couple other classics to read whenever I get bored too, as well as several used books that I picked up for free at the newspaper’s book fair. $2 each, $3 for hard cover. Was friggin’ amazing. I picked up 15 or 20, but I met one of my English teachers who said that she had already sent out her husband with her first batch!
Anyway, some of the stuff from that pile that I plan to read includes Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Othello, some books by Dean Koontz, a couple by Isaac Asimov (including the Last Question), and some random books by people I have never heard of.

Any comments (even “I LOVE BOOKS!!!1”) are appreciated. Tell me anything.

Big Brother is watching.
-Saxon

1984