Saturday, January 05, 2013

The trouble with books of short stories ...

. . . is that at the end of each, you turn the page and there's another tantalizing title. And it's a short piece, so you may as well read it, too.

A granddaughter dropped in this afternoon with a Christmas present; Terry Pratchett's latest book, A Blink of the Screen. It's a collection of his short fiction, starting with a story written (and published) when he was 13, and continuing to the present time.

The topics range from sci-fi (virtual reality and time travel) to evolving chickens, to the national anthem of the city of Ankh-Morpork, and include another Granny Weatherwax story (Granny wearing pink?). Plus three sections of art by Josh Kirby, who did many of the covers for the DiscWorld series.

I've been reading all evening. Even did my cooking and dishes with the book propped on the counter.

Now, if you'll excuse me, there are still 42 pages left to read. See you tomorrow!

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Powell River Books said...

It's been a long time since I've read a book of short stories. I like books with short chapters so I can stop at a natural place when I get sleepy at night. There's just something hard about stopping in the middle of something. - Margy