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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Planet of Judgment
Joe Haldeman
Progress: 6/151 pages
Life and Letters of Charles Darwin - Volume 1: By Charles Darwin - Illustrated
Charles Darwin
Progress: 176/346 pages
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 359/700 pages
Plasma physics
R.A. Cairns
Progress: 166/244 pages
Selected Short Stories - Conrad (Wordsworth Classics)
Keith Carabine, Joseph Conrad
Progress: 180/272 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 108/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe
She Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies (Oxford World's Classics)
Henry Fielding, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith
Progress: 76/448 pages
Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being
Ted Hughes
Progress: 511/517 pages

The Ring of Solomon, Jonathon Stroud

The Ring of Solomon - Jonathan Stroud

Bartimaeus the snarky, wise-cracking, self-aggrandising djinn is back for a...prequel! Set in the time of Solomon and tackling familiar issues of slavery and freedom and abuse of power, this book starts quite slowly and suffers the problem the original trilogy ran into; Bartimaeus is so bad-ass, cool, fun and funny that time spent following any other character is dull by comparison.

 

Really, Mr. Stroud, if you ever return to the tales of Bartimaeus, don't bother with anybody else's viewpoint.