Sunday, November 22, 2009

About books

I am ashamed to admit it, but I have just finished a book i started to read about 3 months ago. I usually burn through books. This time however, I spent more time playing video games than reading, something about the state of mind.

The book I finished was by Alistair Reinolds called The Prefect. An excellent Cop story set in the distant human future. I like the book a lot, not sure why I didn't read it faster.

Any, the question that has risen after me finishing it is this. Why is there a tendency in recent books to kill off the bad guys in on-attention grabbing way. Just as a passing thought: "Oh, yeah. I passed him/her on a way down the dungeon/base/spaceship, or whatever was left of him."

I want my dead guys to die a horrible gory death with the principles of irony, karma, payback, and comeuppance burning into my retinas and leaving brain scarred with the lessons.

Just a thought.

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