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09 June 2009 @ 10:14 pm
The Demon's Lexicon  
HA! Right again! *Dances*
 
 
 
Casaella_irene on June 9th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
Have you finished?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 9th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, though I will need a little time to put my thoughts in order. I can go back and read everyone else's comments now!
Libbylibby_drew on June 9th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
*covers ears* LALALALALALALALALALA
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 9th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
I could be right about the amount of lipgloss on the model (it's ASTOUNDING, sansa!)
Libbylibby_drew on June 9th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
I know. Cheesy cover art is cheesy. I'm trying to ignore it.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 9th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
And how does a 15-year-old end up with neck skin like that? Is there a sunscreen shortage among American models? (I'm buying the UK cover when it finally releases here and hiding this one behind it, for aesthetics' sake)
Azure Jane Lunaticazurelunatic on June 9th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
You could just take off the dust jacket and enjoy the sword.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 9th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC)
Alas, I am a lifelong hoarder of dust jackets.
Libbylibby_drew on June 9th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
Hee. I use the jacket to mark my page. It's an old habit, but I'm thinking the cover will have to go away once I've finished reading. :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 9th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
But what will you break out when your children deny fashions were stupid in their childhood? To this day my mother shakes her head and says 'Brammers, you thought the Bay City Rollers were attractive.' (In my defence, I was seven.)

(Edited for typo)

Edited at 2009-06-09 01:18 pm (UTC)
Azure Jane Lunaticazurelunatic on June 9th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
Yes.

Chat has also decided that one of Mae's shirts has a ninja riding a peacock.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 9th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
This seems highly likely to me. And I am pleased to see that Sarah internalised all of the 'But a cube has six sides, you mean a tetrahedron' comments from that fic she wrote ;-)
Casaella_irene on June 9th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
It is entirely possible that I own a hot pink t-shirt saying "Romeo and Juliet wouldn't have lasted" as made by a member of Marmalade Fish.
Azure Jane Lunaticazurelunatic on June 9th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
Naturally.

...there is a half-finished sketch of a peacock on a notecard on my desk, staring at me with the eye that's pointed toward me, and with all the "eyes" on his tail.
Casaella_irene on June 9th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
My classmates saw it and told me I was a horrible person.

Yay!
Azure Jane Lunaticazurelunatic on June 9th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
Hooray indeed!
Drooling Fan Girldroolfangrrl on June 9th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
right about what?

y'know what has me confused about it?

the cover model sort of vaugly kind of looks like Tom Welling and the title has lex in it.

--full of shimmery marvels and bountiful thunder--???? huh westerfeld likes it? i like his stuff, should i give this thing a try?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 9th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, you have uncovered the secret! It's really Smallville fanfic written by Leonardo!

(I love the way your brain works!)

I was right about something I suspected from page 58, though not in a negative 'that was so predictable' way; while it was predictable, it was interestingly so. It is worth giving it a go.
Drooling Fan Girldroolfangrrl on June 9th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC)
maybe, i'll borrow it from the library if so.

I'm reading this FIRST though, 'cause NPR interviewed the author and it sounded interesting

http://www.amazon.com/Sag-Harbor-Novel-Colson-Whitehead/dp/0385527659
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 9th, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
And fair enough, he is an arse-kickingly good writer.
Bryoneybryoneybrynn on June 9th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
I believe on your to-do list, finishing TDL came THIRD??? *pointed look*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 9th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
I can't beta on the train!
Bryoneybryoneybrynn on June 9th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
A likely story!

;)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 9th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
It's true! Seats are rare, managing a book is the limit of my balancing act!
E McGee: Demon's Lexiconmelusinahp on June 9th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
Lmao. Took you long enough. ;P
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 9th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
My free hour a day is no help when it comes to reading books!
calanthe_fics on June 9th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
Does this just reinforce that you are astute or imply the book is predicatble?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 9th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
Obviously the former;-)

The particular plot point is telegraphed, but I think it needs to be because otherwise large swathes of the book would not make sense. I think I will have to reread it to get my head fully around what I think about it, but it's worth a second reading.
being_herebeing_here on June 9th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
Yay! I had to stop myself commenting on that post so I didn't give spoilers!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 9th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
Aside from every other clue, it was the only reason that such a word-obsessed writer would have such a monosyllabic hero ;-)
winstonmomwinstonmom on June 9th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
I don't know what it says about me, but I was truly surprised by the end revelation. Then I read all the other postings and realized that most people kind of figure out way before I did. Maybe that is one of the reasons why I could never be a private detective.

I really like the book but I have some issues with Nick's brother.
Heather: Readingfaynia on June 9th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
HA!

I had totally spoiled myself before even buying the book, for I have no restraint

I've been waiting all weekend for you to finish! All I wanted to do was talk to you about it! LOL. I finished it Saturday afternoon and whined very loudly in your general direction so you'd hurry up already, did you hear me?

XD

*goes off to plot more Jamie/Nick despite really not having the time to write that shit*
adores_dracoadores_draco on June 9th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
Here is the Finnish cover of the book.
I think it looks really good.

http://www.wsoy.fi/index.jsp?c=/product&isbn=951-0-35063-X
nahimanaemerald_dragon8 on June 12th, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)
Ah!! I have to read this book - Dymocks assure me that it will be in on Monday. However I can't get to the bookstore until Friday (bloody work). :( So another week gone without reading it! :(
lyraslyras on June 15th, 2009 09:47 am (UTC)
I am impressed at your astuteness! I just thought he was an insensitive arsehole. *g*