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Even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment.

I am a very nagging person, a fan of terry pratchett, former fan of gaiman who might come back to him after I'm done with pratchett, life-long sherlockian, and some other labels I can't remember at the moment or haven't got yet. I also read layman maths books sometimes to try to save my hopeless academic writing.

Oh yes, books will be recorded in the language I read them in.

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commented on The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy

The Well-Beloved (2007) No rating

The Well-Beloved: A Sketch of a Temperament is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It spans …

难以置信,前一本the sea the sea是男的只有在觉得女的喜欢他的时候特别心思细腻想象力丰富,于是我决定换一下回到熟悉的Hardy, 结果Hardy: 男的给自己隔三岔五移情别恋找个理由说是我命中注定的爱人换了个躯壳;然后因为错过了一个情人转而二十年后追她女儿,没成,转而二十年后再追外孙女儿,。。。。。。。。我笑很大声,thomas hardy, everyone(clap clap). 外孙女儿跟他订婚之后听到坦白时:你追过我妈?还有我外婆?你追过我great grandmother吗?? 啊笑死我了thomas hardy

The Pearl (Steinbeck "Essentials") (2001, Penguin Books Ltd) 4 stars

A novel.

Content warning just angry rant tbh

Moby Dick, Or, the White Whale (Paperback, 2018, Franklin Classics) 2 stars

All I remember from the book is He Really Loves Whales (x).

No, there are great social commentaries, I think that's the most fun part for me, cuz I really wasn't here for whale encyclopedia. And his cannibal friend is fun. I think the captain lost a leg to the whale and so was determined to hunt the whale, I wonder whether it has anything to do with peter pan's captain hook.

There is also a quote about artists are like gods that I really enjoyed, because one day they can make a man a wooden leg from wood and the next day they can make him a casket with the wood, they are capricious and are only concerned with aesthetics.

.... that happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.

Thomas Hardy by 

This is literally the last sentence of the whole book, lmao.

真的很意外一个真的非常狗血家庭伦理剧的剧情最后一段搞得十分jvj,但是我感觉尽管Hardy sort of原谅他了可是我没有!也不能说我没有,就是我觉得这个人就是努力地做个好人了,但是实在是很大意,人就是一不留神自私一下就会害死别人。我觉得最后送人小鸟这个做法就非常summarising the person, it's like a good intention but that is so careless and shortsighted....

commented on Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys (2006, Harper Torch) 5 stars

God is dead. Meet the kids.

When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like …

i finished the bbc audiodrama version of it! I like it. probably because i haven't finished the book yet so i like it. but yeah i think i stopped the book where it starts to get graphically violent, and i feel the audio version of it, despite still having that, doesn't feel as much. maybe it's more effective when I have to build the scene from text by imagining it myself.

Themewise, ah it is indeed an American Gods. AG the book has touched on that theme of being a shadow of a man, but I think that theme got amplified in the show, and Anasi boys the audiodrama made it very central, the naming, the finding yourself. Supposedly, the other thing is about the story. I feel the audiodrama made it a bit secondary and I suspect that may be what I'd pick up more from reading the book. …

Star Trek : Coda : Book 2 (AudiobookFormat, 2021, Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Publishing) No rating

The crews of Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Ezri Dax, and William Riker unite to prevent …

uh. I think the best thing about it is it brought back more DS9, and the worst of it is ...... the series is set out to kill off the novel-verse? I mean... if you've got that in mind, everything is just sort of... done. It doesn't feel intriguing, and I don't think this is the sort of doomed hero arc I like.

and you know, you always kill someone important then bring them back, that would make killing them less significant an act if you don't really do it well, and well, I think what with ezri and miles is pretty disappointing to me. idk. it's a bit bland. the only unpredictability probably comes with julian, but .... i also don't like what you did with julian, and i realise the why is because you alana-bloomed him, you broke him. and what was so precious about julian is the …

commented on Moments Asunder by Dayton Ward

Moments Asunder (Paperback, 2021, Pocket Books) No rating

Starfleet's finest faces a challenge unlike any other. Tomorrow is doomed. Time is coming apart. …

I suppose this should be categoried as adventure / action, it is far from what I like about DS9. This is pretty much completing tasks - mystery solving - dashing everywhere to complete new levels, not really a genre I like. It's .... underwhelming that the authors wrote it out of the motivation to reconcile the continuity issues brought up by doing new ST series after the 15 years break. Stability of time-space continuum is overrated, stop your 3D-creature-centred point of view! (?

commented on Revenant by Alex White

Revenant (Paperback, 2021, Gallery Books) No rating

An all-new novel based on the landmark TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from …

everyone is still adorable. More Dax backstory esp the details of Joran, painful hinting of Julian's unrevealed secret, Worf being worf and Kira being Kira, Trill symbiosis commission being a terrible organisation ( so adorable, Dax gets best versed in creole/cajun food among all earth food because of Sisko! Julian introduced pizza to colleagues! Dax: you don't have a pot of gumbo waiting for me? I feel so unwelcomed.

(I wonder if I start with TNG novels, maybe I can learn to like the people better, then I would be able to watch the series (