Saturday, 14 February 2015

Let's dispense with the pleasantries, you twisted space crustation*

 Oof! Sorry for the tardiness. I've had the very devil of a job cleaning up the Croc pit from our Goldfing-longerer adventure - which will be published soon, I promise. Until then, you'll have to make do with this book post.

6. Yukon Ho! by Bill Watterson

 This is the third collection of Calvin & Hobbes comic strips. I meant to read them in order, but accidently read this before Something Under the Bed is Drooling (see below).

* Post title from page 70 (strip from October 18 1987)

7. Takedown (Star Trek: The Next Generation), by John Jackson Miller

 I love this book! It's such a tonic after the doom and gloom of The Fall & Typhon Pact series. I found the first part difficult to get into due to the atypical actions and behaviour of Admiral William Riker, but I'm so glad I stuck with it as the payoff was definitely worth it. This really did feel like Star Trek! Action, adventure, great story, engaging characters who worked together and strove for betterment, plenty of surprises, seamless referrals to previous stories, and no need for a diabolical arch scheme to destroy life as we know it. Brilliant! 
 Along with Una McCormack's The Missing (see the last Book post), Takedown is part of a great new beginning for what I hope will be an uplifting continuation of 24th century 'Trek.

8. Something Under the Bed is Drooling, by Bill Watterson

 As noted above, the second collection of Calvin & Hobbes comic strips.

9. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, by Vonda N. McIntyre

 OK. So it's another Star Trek book. If it helps, I skim-read most of it as I was replaying the film in my head at the same time. I only properly read the bits relating to whales so I could update Memory Beta.  

10. One of Our Thursdays is Missing, by Jasper Fforde

 In this, the sixth novel in the Thursday Next series, the BookWorld version of Thursday Next takes centre stage. The BookWorld has been remade and Thursday is given a mission by J. A. I. D. (the Jurisfiction Accident Investigation Department) to investigate a crashed book, in the hopes that she will be completely useless (just like she is in her book) and not discover anything! Fortunately, out of her book Thursday isn't quite as useless as everyone thinks, and manages to solve the mystery of the crashed book, amongst other things.


  1. you had me at calvin and hobbes, sugar! ;) xoxoxo

  2. It has been many years since I read The Voyage Home.

    I think I still carried it around with me until I moved in 2013...

    Calvin and Hobbs, truly lovely.

  3. Anonymous17/2/15 19:54

    Calvinball !

    PS - I had to select a hamburger for being allowed to comment !

  4. Savvy: Then it's a good job I read two Calvin & Hobbes books!

    Roses: Reading TVH is just like having the film play in my head.

    Mago: A hamburger?!? Wasn't there a just a box to tick to prove you're not a robot?


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