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Right, I'm giving myself an evening off.

I got to work at 7.30 this morning and didn't leave until 7 this evening so I think I deserve some Angus R&R. Got home, clean the cats out, running a bath and heating the oven. Then I think I'll watch one of the DVDs that I brought a zillion years ago and have still not watched.

Then to bed with a book (Currently re-reading Guns of Avalon - the second book in the Amber series by Roger Zelazny).

Tomorrow will see me up bright and early again (and on my day off too - aren't I eager!) for an almost full day of Cubicle 7 work before the gaming crew come over for a boardgame or two.

Hope everyone has a nice evening and catch you all laters! :p


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Apr. 11th, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
Currently re-reading Guns of Avalon - the second book in the Amber series by Roger Zelazny)

That's the next book on my reading list (first time through the series for me, though.) (Currently forcing myself through the last 100 pgs of Cider House Rules, which isn't nearly as good as most of Irving's books.) When I finish it, Guns of Avalon is next.

Just thought I would tell you this. :)
Apr. 11th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
I fell in love with Amber when i first read them in the 80's. I try and re-read the series every few years or so.

Hope you enjoy them all!
Apr. 12th, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
Yeah, that seems to be the opinion and practice of several people.

As a general rule, I don't really like fantasy. Aside from Pratchett, and some of Robert Silverberg's more fantasy-esque books, I can't really think of much fantasy I like at all. But so far, Zelazney has really impressed me. (This, and the Changeling stuff.) Not sure why this is, but I'm glad it's the case. :)
Apr. 12th, 2006 08:42 am (UTC)
I'm also not a big fan of fantasy literature. I find a lot of it quite dull and linear. Saying that though I would reccommend tracking down Robin Hobb's Assassin Trilogy because I thought that was very good. I'm also a fan of Michael Moorcock - but then I like my fantasy weird ;p
Apr. 12th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
I don't know/haven't heard of either of them, but it's noted.

Right now, tracking down books is nigh impossible for me. But I buy a stack of books when I go home for the summer, so will keep those in mind.
Apr. 11th, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
Guns of amber - excellent series - they released the Great Book of amber with all ten volumes in it and Amazon do it for some silly cheap price.

someome told they have done follow up novels but haven't seen them
Apr. 11th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
Zelazny was working on some new Amber stories when he died a few years ago and his estate hired another author (John Gregory Betancourt) to write a prequel called 'Dawn of Amber' which was five books long and told the story of Oberon.

1. The Dawn of Amber
2. Chaos and Amber
3. To Rule in Amber
4. Shadows of Amber
5. Sword of Chaos

Not all of the books have been published as yet. I think I have the first one somewhere but I've not gotten round to reading it.

It is believed Zelazny himself was working on a follow up series to the Merlin saga that covered the second series of books.
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