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Yet another Book Meme 
28th-Jun-2005 12:18 pm
This one courtesy of baeritone...

1. Total number of books I've owned:

Um, Higher than I could probably count.

2. The last book I bought:

Dead With Walking by Kim Harrison

3. The last book I read:

Sanctuary by Mercedes Lackey. Which I thought would be the end of the series, but I guess she's got a fourth book coming out in the same world. It's an amusing read, since she based the series on Upper and Lower Egypt before they became one nation, but all three books have a few allegories to modern times hiding within. Still beats the living shit out of Marion Zimmer Bradley, who skips the allegory and goes straight to bashing men, Christians, anyone who pissed her off, etc. Or worse, MZB's The Fall of Atlantis, where not only does Atlantis not sink by the end, but the plot is so dull I used it as an insomnia cure.

4. Five books that mean a lot to me:

The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike- One of the best YA novels ever written.

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimen. I agree with Clive Barker, who's blurb was on the cover of my first copy. "The Apocalypse has never been funnier." For those of you who are already fans, rumours abound Robin Williams will be Aziraphale in the movie version.

Imagica by Clive Barker. The best thing he's ever written. Period.

The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis. I loved 'em as a kid, and I like them as an adult now that I can pointedly ignore the Xtian undertones. (Hey, I was oblivious about them until the end of The Last Battle.)

Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman Yeah, they ripped off Tolkien, but they also didn't spend 18 pages describing Ents, nor was there an annoying druid who liked to sing and tell stories.

5. Tag five people and request they put this in their journals:

mzwyndi, primavera, stewicked, avahgdu, spookshow1313
28th-Jun-2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
"I've got a pin, and I'm not afraid to use it."

And I'm more of a Books Of the Art fan myself, but Imajica IS fantastic. :)
28th-Jun-2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
"He ws British, He was very intelligent, and he was gayer than a tree of monkeys breathing nitrous."

I liked The Great and Secret Show and Everville but I really wish he would have written more of 'em. As it was, it felt kind of abrupt, particularly after he dragged in Harry D'Amour (who, thanks to Lord of Illusions, will forever look like Captain Archer) and never really did much with him. Although Quiddity(? the big dreamlake), was one of the few things that relly grabbed my imagination as a kid.
28th-Jun-2005 04:54 pm (UTC)
Supposedly, he is intending to complete the series. Cross your fingers.
28th-Jun-2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
Now THAT would be cool. I'll have to go reserve them again since I haven't read 'em in years.

Have you checked out his YA Abarat series?

Now with fixed HTML coding
28th-Jun-2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
I have not, actually. Though now, of course, I'll have to do so. :)
28th-Jun-2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
I keep meaning to buy them for my niece, but I never remember when I'm in the bookstore. They're very neat, particularly since he did the illustrations himself.
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