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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on September 2 at 9:57 AM


Two events tonight, both of them way up at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park. At 5 pm, Tonya Hurley reads from Ghostgirl, which is about a high school girl who chokes to death on a gummy bear in physics class and awakens in the afterlife, where she has to go to a school called Dead Ed. But she’s still not popular, even though she’s dead. I’m sure that lessons about life and love will be learned.

Then, at 7 pm, Steven Erikson reads from Toll the Hounds, which is the eighth book in a fantasy series. Publisher’s Weekly explains the plot:

Book eight in the intensifying Malazan series (following 2007’s Reaper’s Gale) sees the grinding, bloody clash of newly created deities against longstanding, increasingly powerful Gods. The Crippled God, born in the city of Darujhistan, and the Dying God, who bleeds a poison that enthralls and addicts his followers, both vie for a place in the formal pantheon, using humans and the goddess-descended Tiste Andii as pawns in their unholy, greedy game.

So there’s that.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.

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What kind of shit is that, you die and you still aren't popular? Reminds me of that TV show, "Dead Like Me" where even though she was dead she still had to work at a crappy mininum wage desk job. Fuck that, if I'm not booked into the luxury resort hotel of death heads will roll.

Posted by PopTart | September 2, 2008 10:44 AM

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