Tuesday, 12 February 2008

few updates lately

I know I haven't written a lot on my blog lately, been busy or tired, but hoping to improve my blogging in the future.

Have been reading quite a lot though, nothing beats lying in the sofa with a good book after a hard day's work. Have finished two books since my last post; Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson and Sharpe's Tiger by bernard Cornwell.

Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Vol. 1), is the first book in a series of so far eight books (the author claims the series will, in the end contain ten books. I personally greatly enjoyed the book. The characters are great, the plot is good and complicated and the book introduces quite a new and fresh magic system. I can't wait to read the rest of the books, and recommend this book to other readers of fantasy.

Sharpe's Tiger (Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series #1), is the first book in Bernard Cornwells series of historical fiction about the british soldier Richard Sharpe. Sharpe is a soldier in the English army fighting in India in 1799. He is, after problems with a sergeant, sentenced to quite a flogging, but is instead sent on an undercover mission into the muslims' troops stronghold. Cornwell is an excellent writer of historical fiction. His books are educational and interesting, with memorable characters and a good plot. He writes in a way that is very easy to read, and it is hard to put down the book. This one I also greatly recommend.

Currently I am reading 1984 by George Orwell. Started yesterday and not too far into the book yet. So far I like it, it brings up a lot of issues about politics, privacy and, in my mind, is a big attack on socialism and communism. More to come of this book later.

Hmm, very tired today, have been a lot of work lately and can't wait to hit the sack. So will not write much today, in fact this is it. Until next time


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