Just finished reading A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve. This is the last of four books that Alan has been reading, and I had read the other three a year or more ago and thought they were great. So, making a change from Alan or Kat cadging books off us, I read it one of his. This was also super. Best of all in a childrens book is characters that aren’t perfect – sometimes good, sometimes not. The science is pretty hairy (I don’t think ‘municipal Darwinism’ would ever be sensible), but the story is good, and not all plot development is obvious. Overall, much more satisfying than the Harry Potter series, though not up to the standard of the ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy by Philip Pullman.
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- UK is averagely obese (ish), NOT the second most obese country in Europe
- Scottish referendum was a good idea done badly
- Removing the IR lights in a Foscam FI9805W
- Fixing our Bosch ‘1 minute remaining’ dishwasher issue
- Dry ice ice cream
- Protected: Christmas 2011
- Playing with custard
- Press guilty as charged over crap survey (yet again)
- Superb lunch at Sat Bains development kitchen
- The Girl …
- Duck pond (not)
- AVing a bias?