just threw dignity to the wind (there's an unfortunately much-aired video of me as a zombie-overlord who never got to the raising zombies part of the movie, in which i utter the lines 'dignity? dignity? fuck you!' - i didn't write these lines, but someone i'm
the one in our friendship group who has the piss taken out of them for it. anyway), and emailed my ex-boss hopefully still-current mentor about 2k of words about what had happened in my team since she left. no better way to start a saturday morning, eh, emma? pretty sure you must miss us.
so - that's what i've done today so far. i also read a bit more of 'corpse marker' by... chris boucher! they reissued it ages ago and didn't tell me, so you can get it on kindle
for £3.95! (which i did). the paper copies still seem to be very expensive - was it a limited edition? if so, why, bbc? why would you do that? rather excitingly as well, they've done an audio recording
that's out in march read by none other than........ david collings! i'll have finished it by then, but i will consider getting that version as well. really enjoying the book thus far, though carnell was in the first scene (giving the thing the odd impression of being a blake's 7 novel that suddenly remembers there's a picture of tom baker on the cover - well, not of the kindle one) and has not come back yet. i am very much enjoying it, of course.
but - just come back from reading a lot of amazon reviews of this and chris's other novels. the general consensus seems to be - dull, not much goes on (not just in this, but the others). this troubles me because now i don't know whether to seek them out or not. the chief complaint which is that there are no more creepy robots couldn't bother me less - i like the way the robots look, but what i like in robots of death is stuff like 'i heard a cry'/'that was me'. so - maybe i will finish the book and see what i think. and then maybe read another one. do PDA fans and i share the same ideas of what's good or bad? do they even share the same ideas with each other?? (psi-ence fiction has some particularly contrasting reviews). mind you, i do think what chris does best is dialogue (and character creation) so it doesn't surprise me that his powers are somewhat dulled by the novel format where dialogue is only part of the stuff he has to write, instead of all of it. his kaldor city episode is definitely worse than anything he wrote for blake, but it's also much better than the other episodes of kaldor city that i heard (and i haven't heard them all). i think. my faith in my god is shattered! or is it? i am really enjoying this book.........
anyway - i haven't posted that meme thing. i feel today's question 'Five things you can’t live without' can be pretty much answered by looking at Nine things you do everyday
. also - i could
live without most things except food, oxygen etc, but i'd prefer not to obviously.
1. my bb
3. extended support network, including work people
4. the internet
5. the nhs
although to be fair to that last one, three months ago my doctor sent me for an appointment that i had to take time off work for last tuesday (i.e. it had finally come round). by the time i got there, the very cheerful greek? surgeon (who was being observed by two silent medical students) said - 'oh, seems to have cleared up... temporarily anyway. you'll probably have to come back later but for now - go home and forget about it. what are we like in the nhs? ha ha'. and i was like o_0 i defended you!