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28 September 2016 @ 07:36 pm
Reading, Listening, Watching  
Reading: The Silent Stars Go By by Dan Abnett. It's a Doctor Who novel and I expect it will feature Ice Warriors since they appear on the cover. All the chapter titles are lines from famous carols. I'm only about a chapter in so I can't really deliver any kind of verdict. I bought it because fififolle was sufficiently impressed by Abnett's Primeval Novelisation that she bought some of his Warhammer novels (despite not playing Warhammer at all) and enjoyed them sufficiently to write fanfic for them (albeit Primeval AU fanfic, IIRC) which I thought was pretty impressive. He wrote The Story of Martha which I wasn't so taken by, I must admit, but that wasn't in a standard format so I was interested to see what he made of something more straightforward.

Watching: Lupin III Part 4 which we are much enjoying. To be honest I think I'm enjoying it as much as Part 1 which was my favourite of the earlier versions (though I know many people prefer Part 2). I'm a bit bemused by the Italian co-production aspect though. It's very odd to have all these Lupin stories based in Italy rather than in Japan+exotic locations around the world.

Listening: It's mostly been Zombies! Run! episodes recently since I wasn't able to listen for a while and so created a bit of a backlog. It is much the same as always, though with the observation that 5 seasons into the storyline, they are very much downplaying the zombie threat aspect in favour of something more like a political thriller.

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athene: rory sexydeinonychus_1 on September 29th, 2016 04:46 pm (UTC)
I'd be interested to hear what you think of The Silent Stars Go By, since I was bought it as a gift a couple of years ago and it's still sitting on my to-read pile! It *ought* to be up my street, as it looks like Rory has a significant role and he is one of my favourites, but I've never been in the mood to pick it up and start reading.
louisedennis: Doctor Wholouisedennis on September 30th, 2016 06:22 pm (UTC)
It's being a pretty decent Rory book so far, but I'm only a few chapters in...