Forest Azuaron

The wandering mind of a programmer and writer

Review: The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett

I’ve never liked Rincewind. He’s got all the likability of a sea mine, and about as much directionless destructive ability. This is the point, I suppose, and while I don’t necessarily need a likable lead in the novels I read (certain Malazan books come to mind), there’s a detestability about Rincewind that makes me want to obsessively wash my hands.

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Review: Absolute Sandman, Vol. 4 by Neil Gaiman

To understand this review, first you have to understand how I read the Sandman comics. Whenever my wife goes away for a few days, I read a volume of the Absolute Sandman. I don’t quite know how I started this or why, but this is how things are. And, just over a year ago, my daughter was born. The past several days have been the first my daughter’s been away from me since she was born.

This is the environment in which I’ve started–and finished–Absolute Sandman, Vol 4. For reasons that will become obviously, spoilers to follow.

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