Unless you're Leon Redbone. And he would be about five kinds of awesome anyway. Check this out. At about 1:57 and 3:19 you can see a man wearing an eye-patch... and playing a tuba. I thought that was hilarious.
Month: April 2008
I read the first Nero Wolfe novel, Fer-de-Lance, (I'm planning to read them in chronological order this year) and found it to be about what one would expect. The mystery itself wasn't the best of them all, though the plot was sufficiently unique to provide some enjoyment. The book's denouement clearly showed the influence of … Continue reading Great snakes!
Asimov he’s not.
I read a couple books on the suggestion of Unshelved. They were... okay, I guess. Half the SF I try seems to be hardly more than adolescent male fantasies given a boost into the future and some spaceships and aliens for color.Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained are no different. It isn't explicit more than a … Continue reading Asimov he’s not.
I found another blog through LibraryThing (at least, I think that's how it was... it's been a while). And, after a decent trying out interval, I'm putting her blog up on the list of links. Not that my doing so is some sort of momentous mark of sanction and approval, but when I do decide … Continue reading Book friends
I'm playing with the new feature in Blogger (currently only in draft) that allows one to future date a post and have it not appear on your blog until said date arrives. The last two posts before this one are out of order because I fiddled with their times a bit. I know, I know, … Continue reading New features.
The Complete Peanuts series is one that I would buy if I had a million dollars. That is to say, I really enjoy it, but I'll always be able to think of a book I'd rather have before I'd buy these books. So I was getting them from the library when they started being released, … Continue reading Fraulein Braun
Literally. I finally finished reading Herodotus' The Histories and it was very, very good. It's a bit of a difficult read since it is written in a style that isn't familiar to modern eyes, but the stories are interesting even if the translator of my edition didn't believe half of them. Herodotus is known for … Continue reading Ancient History
"PG Wodehouse and Tolstoy"
Barrayar gets its one implausible thing out of the way early and suffers from adding another at the end unsanctioned. Our heroine has given up her life on her homeworld and travelled to the planet with which she has just fought a war and marries her one-time enemy. This isn't the implausible bit, really, because … Continue reading "PG Wodehouse and Tolstoy"
Which almost always indicates early Wodehouse. A Man of Means is a short collection of six stories originally published serially in Pictorial Review. They were also, apparently, a collaboration with a man named CH Bovill, something I had not elsewhere run across in Wodehouse's work.The book itself wasn't too bad, the language had a familiar … Continue reading Mediocre Wodehouse