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Beyond Pandora

Beyond simple curiosity, this is Thinking Too Much. If you're interested in philosophy and/or wild theories, you've come to the right place.

Location: Australia

Paddling somewhere between a mad scientist and an organisational artist. Indecisive, inconsistent and often incoherent.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

That Book

Well, I honestly hadn't intended this. I was quite prepared to wait until I'd re-read the last book before i even bought the new one. I hadn't been feeling the effects of the hype, as i had with the previous one, and i had no intention of rushing the experience.
I wonder where that plan went?
Okay, so I found a copy very reasonable at BigW, took it home, read the first chapter and was still quite prepared to put it down and go through book 5 before progressing any further. I've now read over 200 pages in one day, which I suppose should have been expected with the amount of idle time on my hands.
Without giving anything away, I can say that my impression of the book currently, almost halfway through, is that things are almost too familiar, in the sense that although new information is being given out, new mysteries are coming to light, there is decidedly less drama than the majority of the other books. Or rather, not exactly less, but nothing direct and foregrounded as yet. The plot at the moment is reminiscent of Chamber of Secrets for a variety of reasons - not in the details, but in the general ideas - although Prince currently lacks the danger and suspicion of Chamber. I have a feeling that i'm in for a huge development that will come crashing out of nowhere, a major case of pulling the rug from under my feet, but as yet I have not the slightest clue what it could be.
Although I have things to do after I wake - rehearsal for a Shakespeare play, packing for a trip to see the family - I will no doubt have finished the book before I fall asleep again.
Here's to willpower!


Blogger Casyn said...

I'm not reading this post till I've read the book! :-)

Glad you decided to keep the blog online. There's no harm in leaving it exist.

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