Finished The Folding Knife. K.J. Parker's latest book after "The Company". Again it's set in a Fantasy universe with imaginary places but no magic or fantasy creatures. As usual it's bleakly funny.
This is about Basso, a banker and statesman who is brilliant but tragically flawed. The book is smooth to read but satisfying, covering most of Basso's career.
Definitely worth reading. This or "The Company" would be excellent places to start with K.J. Parker as they're brisk standalone novels, not trilogies.
What I'm Watching
Saw Dreamscape on DVD at ammoniacal's suggestion. Not bad, fairly entertaining Eighties movie about a group who can enter people's dreams. Pretty fun to watch, though the lurches in tone from comedy to horror are a bit unnerving. Especially at the end when he uses his psychic powers to kill the bad guy though he's already been offered protection.
It's not really as good as Inception which was more consistent in tone, more original in the setup, and less predictable. Be interesting to see if in 26 years Inception looks equally cheesy.
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