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Red Dead Reademption

I don't have time to read as much as I'd like anymore, so when I do, I make sure what I'm reading is the best I can find.

Currently reading

Seven Forges
James A. Moore
The Mike Hammer Collection, Volume 2: One Lonely Night, The Big Kill, Kiss Me Deadly
Mickey Spillane
The Black Dahlia
James Ellroy
Witches Abroad
Terry Pratchett
The Drawing of the Three
Stephen King
Eragon - Christopher Paolini Solid meh. It kept me reading, but it really is Star Wars in Middle Earth. Not a bad selection for someone studying Joseph Campbell; this plus Star Wars are textbook examples of the Monomyth, but there's not a lot to set it apart from the rest of the pack. Elves are perfect, dwarves are grumpy, dragons are wicked cool, that sort of thing.

Paolini's prose is competent and gets the job done. Characters are archetypes, but they're fairly well defined. On the whole, it's not a bad book at all, it's just not particularly good, either. It definitely didn't grab me enough to want to read the rest of the series, but plenty of readers enjoy it, so that's cool.