Graveyard and Nation

Well, that was the morning from Hell. Basically, I experienced my second Monday of the week. Let’s leave it at that.

The juices are flowing again on the writing front. I’ve made progress on the short story and Chapter six of the novel. It feels good. It feels really good.

Now to today’s post. As you may be aware, two of my favorite authors had books released yesterday. Neil Gaiman had The Graveyard Book published and Terry Pratchett had Nation published. What you may not know is that you can read some both books online. Click on the link below to read The Graveyard Book. I’m excited to read this one. Actually, I plan on buying it tonight.


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Now onto Terry Pratchett’s Nation. I’m not sure about it. It seems like a good book, even though it’s not a Discworld book. They made a pretty strong case for it yesterday on Boing Boing. Cory Doctorow wrote of Nation in that article: “This isn’t a Discworld novel or a Truckers novel — it’s not Good Omens. It’s a complete departure for Pratchett and yet is recognizably him, on every page, writing with the same grace and wit we know from his other work. Highly recommended (and would make brilliant bedtime reading, too).” I may read a bit of it online and check it out at the library.

Here’s the link to Nation online:


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If you read either of these books, let me know what you think.