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Rather Be the Devil
Ian Rankin
Buy a Bullet: An Orphan X Short Story (Evan Smoak)
Gregg Hurwitz
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The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
Neil Gaiman, Malcolm Jones III, Karen Berger, Sam Kieth, Todd Klein, Mike Dringenberg
Bad Soldier
Chris Ryan
More Than This
Patrick Ness
The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction
Neil Gaiman
The Pier Falls: And Other Stories
Mark Haddon
Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible
Jerry A. Coyne
Telegraph Avenue: A Novel
Michael Chabon
London Fields
Martin Amis

A slip of the keyboard are filled with stories that make you laugh out loud

A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction - Terry Pratchett



I got the hardback first edition.


And I read this book on the 12 March, only to read of the news of his passing.


The forward by Neil Gaiman is good and personal.


The bits about him as a writer on signing tours is a lot of fun to learn how to handle a writer. and what treatment had he got before.


This is his sharing of whatever is the topic. And it is good fun. 


He talked about the Discworld Convention. He was a fan before he become a sci-fi writer. And he is funny.


Sharing his way of writing. Wild search, a method of finding bits and pieces of interesting information and make it into a plot or two. 


The Kevins and how he spent time writing them, sweet and funny.


Terry is kind of feminist of sci-fi writer. What he did, in Equal Rites (I have not read this one), he posted this good questions. Why can't a woman be a wizard? In the magic world. Wizards are male and learned high magic, while women are witches who learned low level magic.


He did it another way and try a feminist liberation in Discworld. 


The bits about how the literature world kind of looked down on fantasy readers is part of history. Readers like LOTR, and it is not just a cult classic, but a classic. There are a whole lot of junks in fantasy and other literature books.


The Nobel prize winner Mo Yan is a porn writer and his books are not that good in Chinese. But he got a good translator. 



On Assisted dying. He is all for it. I'm all for it too. A person should have the right to die with dignity without worrying about their family or friend who help them might get into legal trouble.


He did a documentary on assisted dying. Good for him. He did die his way without troubling anyone. But that's the way to go.