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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Broken Angels
Richard K. Morgan
Progress: 56/468 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 454/700 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 166/1102 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: 164/448 pages
Gravitation (Physics Series)
Kip Thorne;Kip S. Thorne;Charles W. Misner;John Archibald Wheeler;John Wheeler
Progress: 48/1215 pages
I Am a Cat
Graeme Wilson, Aiko Ito, Sōseki Natsume
Progress: 410/638 pages
Redshirts - John Scalzi

Six Characters in Search of an Author but funny.

Hilarious, in fact.

Not too sure about the final two chapters or the Codas, however. The codas seem a bit redundant and the final joke of the main narrative seems a bit gratuitous. I can see that the codas "close" a heap of characters and that they add an opportunity to belabour some points about what constitutes "good" and "bad" dramatic writing, but all of that seems as if it should be plainly implicit in the main work to anybody with wit enough to actually read it. "Plainly implicit" is a nice oxymoron, don't you think? Anyway - all the characters who get "closed" don't really need it, either as they are basically extras - which makes them expendable, right?