FF: Two For One

Keladry Contemplates Fafhrd and the Mouser

With Jim recovering from knee replacement surgery, my reading time has been seriously crimped, but I usually manage a little here and there.  Here’s what I’ve been reading these past couple of weeks.

For those of you just discovering this part of my blog, the Friday Fragments lists what I’ve read over the past week.  Most of the time I don’t include details of either short fiction (unless part of a book-length collection) or magazines.

The Fragments are not meant to be a recommendation list.  If you’re interested in a not-at-all-inclusive recommendation list, you can look on my website under Neat Stuff.

Once again, this is not a book review column.  It’s just a list with, maybe, a bit of description or a few opinions tossed in.

Recently Completed:

Swords in the Mist by Fritz Leiber.  I’d forgotten how smart Fafhrd is.  Definitely not the dumb barbarian muscle in this pair.

The Moons of Barsk by Lawrence M. Schoen.  Audiobook.   Quite good, although somewhat unevenly paced.  The opening parts seem to repeat a great deal of information, leading up to an ending that’s an emotional rollercoaster.

Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones.  Darker than many of her novels, but good.  The ending felt rushed, and left a few details out I would have liked to know.

In Progress:

Swords Against Wizardry by Fritz Lieber.  Much more coherent than the prior volume.

Also:

Some catalogs.  The items that people will buy and sell are endlessly fascinating.

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4 Responses to “FF: Two For One”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    I am reading Swords in the Mist and enjoying the stories.

    I also started The Magic of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. I like the main character, so far.

  2. Harried Harry Says:

    I just finished David Weber’s latest Honor Harrington story (#19) “Uncompromising Honor”. Excellent story but it’s taken David 25 years to reach this far. I don’t know how he does it, but he also has several more books coming out in the next few months.

    I’m also reading The Armored Sword by Myke Cole. Interesting plot, but I’ll see where it goes.

    I have not read any of the Fritz Leiber stories although I may have one or two in my paperback collection. Trying to find them will be the challenge!

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