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22 December 2008 @ 11:35 pm
Hello, hello, it's time to give presents because the calendar has come around again.  
So I read Wheel of Darkness and found myself wishing for the somewhat bygone days of Pendergast fandom. Except, you know, less... I don't know... faily than they used to be.

So, if you haven't read the Agent Pendergast books and think you might like to, I will make it easy for you. Here are the first five (change xx to tt):

The Cabinet of Curiosities
Still Life With Crows

Try them out. If you like them, buy the paperbacks and stop straining your eyes on the computer! :D

In case you don't already know, Agent Pendergast is an albino FBI agent from New Orleans. His family is insane and awesome. Sometimes he fights crime and catches monsters with his boyfriend buddy Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta. They made a movie out of Relic but it sucks and they cut out Pendergast, so fuck 'em. My favorites are CoC and Brimstone (which is hella gay, if you're into that).
Current Mood: groggygroggy
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DrWorm: sinsdrworm on December 23rd, 2008 05:45 am (UTC)
Still Life is really great in how they portrayed that particular type of dying rural American town. Also, Corrie, who is awesome.

Relic and Reliquary are both fun books, but they aren't quite as good as the later ones. I still love Pendergast and his homeless getup, however.

So, did you get to read Wheel of Darkness? Because it's so seriously insane. I put off reading it for a year and then just picked it up and it's the most cracked out madness and I love it. Also Pendergast gets to reach new heights of being a dick to people.

They're so awesome in the ways that they are so bad and yet so very, very good. And they're still better written than 95% of the police procedurals out there.
Elisa - Queen of Dorks: Some girlslily_lemony on December 23rd, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
Dangit, I was just at the library today and I forgot to look for WOD!

You should repost your AWESOME Al/Dio drawing you did (last year? two years ago?). I still remember (and love) it. :)
DrWorm: incitatusdrworm on December 23rd, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
I have WoD as an .rtf (or .lit) file, if you want it. I don't know how people feel about reading whole novels on the computer or whatever... I can't really do it comfortably, since it winds up hurting my eyes, but someone might be willing to!

Oh yes, that drawing. I'm glad you liked it, but I still cringe a little when I look at it now. I did start a new drawing along similar lines, but with better art (and maybe someday it will get finished!). But I'd forgotten that I kept a lot of art posted on my website and that it would have disappeared when the damn thing quit working. Oops.
Elisa - Queen of Dorkslily_lemony on December 23rd, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
Thanks much for the offer, but personally, I still enjoy curling up with a nice papery thing tied up with string rather than a monitor. I really hope books never fully get replaced. :/

DrWorm: an honest mandrworm on December 23rd, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
That's cool. I prefer real books myself. Though e-books are convenient for copying and pasting excerpts.

My dad just got a Kindle and it's weird. The cool thing about that though is that you can increase the text size if you need to and it doesn't have the same glare issues as reading stuff on a Palm Pilot or a monitor. Still, it's weird. :/
Elisa - Queen of Dorkslily_lemony on December 23rd, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
Neat. I haven't seen a Kindle in the flesh, but it does sound like the best alternative to books. I'm curious how it would be for reading on one's side, though. With books, you can sort of curl/mold the paper to how you're lying. Is the Kindle "flexible" at all?
DrWorm: incitatusdrworm on December 23rd, 2008 06:31 am (UTC)
I don't know for sure, because I haven't tried it or anything, but it seems like you would be able to use it in whatever position. I mean, it won't bend the way a book will, but it's a reasonable size and it doesn't seem to have the same issues with glare on the screen or with being able to read the text that other things have.