Maybe because I'm from a different (younger) generation, I'm missing subtle humor in this book. I guess I assumed that a memoir from a comedian would be, like the comedian's work, funny. Turns out this one isn't, and the narrator is surprisingly unenthusiastic about his own life. It's boring, skip it.
If you're a golfer at all and have a sense of humor, this book's perfect. I loved every second of it. The guy-talk is great, and the narrator is absolutely perfect. Each of his different voices makes me laugh every time.
I've really enjoyed Pratchett's non-discworld stuff. This was my first read in the discworld series and i have to say i was disappointed. The fantasy was just too hard for me to follow and didn't really add much to the plot of the book. I've read other reviewers who said this was a bad one to start with (which seems odd considering it's the first in the series). Anyway, I think I'll stick to his other work.
I read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last year and wasn't disappointed with the sequel one bit. Both Salander and Bloomquist are great characters and keep things light even though the story's dark. Really enjoyed it. The ending really went balls-out and reminded me a little of Angels & Demons. Best closing line to a book I've ever read.
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