Sunday, April 19, 2009

Falstaff's Book

I realise I hadn't yet fulfilled my promise of writing about Falstaff's book. I read it soon after writing that post, but I was ill then and for a couple of weeks after. And now it's been so long that I'm afraid my impressions aren't so fresh any more.

To be honest, I was a bit disappointed. But that is probably because I was expecting so much out of it. This is Falstaff, after all, a blogger I have long admired for his sharp wit and sharper arguments. I was expecting something profound and life-changing. 

The book is interesting, though. It has different kinds of stories, which is part of its appeal. Some of them (the Perfect House, for instance, and April Fool) I found a little simplistic or predictable in how the plot unfolds. Some were interesting, to say the least. I think I liked Juliet best, just as I had loved reading it on the blog.

I look forward to reading some of the stories again, when I am not feverish and impatient. Go buy the book. It's definitely worth a read. 

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