Monday, January 30, 2006
Anyone who knows me knows I am the last person you would expect to get into fantasy books I love mystery's, I like the classics Jane Erye, Wuthering heights, anything by Dickens, I like a really well written romance(not some smutty bodice ripper)and even the occasional horror book.
None of that contains any ogres, golems, merfolk, no invisible giants, sorceress, magicians, harpies, elves or unicorns. I did read the Hobbit about 25 years ago ( I guess that is telling my age huh) but I had a hard time following who where the good guys and who where the bad guys are orks good or evil what about the elves and the tree people.
Mike introduced me to the Xanth books about 6 months ago (after years of suggesting I might like them) and I read the first one with a bit of hesitation not that I don't trust Mike's judgment...
Well okay that's it I don't trust Mike's judgment he went on and on about how I would love the movie "Highlander" EWWWW!! I hated it! It was all cutting peoples heads off and gratuitous violence. However I have really enjoyed the Xanth books. They are funny (I can't decided if that is in spite of or because of all the puns) I can follow who is good and who isn't, they are short enough I can finish one in about a day or so and it has given Mike and I a common ground in something we like to read.
I don't know if this means I am ready to move on to Isaac Asimov with Mike and I doubt I will get him to read any "The Cat Who.." Books any time soon but for now it is nice to be able to talk about these books and laugh at the same joke and torment the kids by not telling them anything so as not to violate the adult conspiracy.