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10:31 am: _Myth-Ing Persons_ by Robert Asprin
Book five, apparently, in Asprin's MythAdventures series. (Also apparently, Asprin died in 2008; I'm not sure I knew that.)

I think I read one (or more) of the MythAdventures books when I was a kid -- he started writing them in 1978, so that sounds about right. I don't remember which one(s), but I had a vague memory that I liked it at the time, so when I had a hole in my reading schedule and saw it on a shelf, I grabbed it on the way out the door.

It's ... fine. Somewhat entertaining, some amusing parts, I like the characters. Not a lot of what you might call "content," though. Well, the book isn't very long (according to Amazon, the mass-market paperback is 208 pages -- if that's true, that must be some *big*-ass type), so I guess there's only so much that's going to happen.

I enjoyed it, overall. I'm not going to run out and try to find the rest of the series, but I might recommend it to Sarah when she's got a space in *her* reading schedule and is looking for something light and unassuming.

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From:fings
Date:September 13th, 2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
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The books are general fun -- the early ones more so, but I've read most if not all of them. If you didn't know about Robert Asprin's death, you missed this: http://fings.livejournal.com/148058.html
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From:thudthwacker
Date:September 13th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure I read that at the time, but since I hadn't read Asprin in so long, it didn't catch hold in my head. He seems like he was a really nice guy.
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From:fings
Date:September 14th, 2012 12:10 am (UTC)
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Yeah. Sadly tax problems (and I think a divorce) cut his writing career short for a several years. When he went back to writing, it was with all co-authored stuff, because anything that he was sole author, the IRS apparently got most of the money.
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From:barking_iguana
Date:September 14th, 2012 05:11 am (UTC)
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Yeah, kind of like with the Harry Potter books, in some of the later ones the protagonist's brooding gets too tiresome, even if that is part of the point.
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From:onecrazymother
Date:September 14th, 2012 10:12 am (UTC)
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Loved that series when I was about that age.
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