Book Reviews - Gordon Legge "Near Neighbours" and Terry Pratchett "Last Continent"
Twenty short stories. All stories having a certain twist to them, some just abruptly ends, some is weird, but they are all quite interesting. The book starts off with a three pages monlogue and ends with a ten question job interview. If you like Irvine Welch and other Scottish literature, chances are that you will enjoy this book as well, personally I have mixed feelings about short stories; on the negative side is that the stories you like ends to quickly. Not very surprisingly, there are many Scottish(?) words like ken and wee, but, as a Swedish person, there wasn't any problems at all reading and enjoying the book. The stories differ somewhat, as for example, the first one is a monologue, just one person talking to you, while Some Kind of Foreplay simply is a step-by-step "guide" (and not a guide for what you think). The stories Shafting Auntie Catherine and Finding Out About Lairdy made me think of the way P.G. Wodehouse and Damon Runyon were writing, and those are the stories I like the most.
The latest paperback from Terry Pratchett. Unfortunatly it didn't strike me as that funny
Rincewind now finds himself on the last continent made, inhabitated by kangaroos, crocodiles, drag-queens and other suspect creatures. The book is full of jokes, unfortunatly many is far too obvious. Hmm...well, that's all I have to say for this book, if you are a Pterry-fan you will probably read this book regardless of what I scribble down here, but if you are just an ordinary bloke that wants to find out what this guy Terry Pratchett is all about, you should get some other Discworld-novel, naturally I think The Colour of Magic is a good start.
I haven't read this book, I managed to get to page 23. The novel is, imo, a bit difficult to comprehend. The characters speaks a language that shall, I guess, show how the language has evolved and will be in the future. Perhaps I will give the book another try some other time. Anyway, the story is that in the year 2033 everybody joins C of E, that is Church of Elvis. The main character in the book is set on a mission to get back to 1954 to bring Elvis into the future so he can meet his adoring millions.
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