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Death by Books

Like you (I assume) I like books. I used to read fantasy exclusively, but these days I've branched out to pick up the occasional mystery, YA or steampunk novel. I also love to read about the art of writing and use that to improve my skills in my own work.

Basic Training

Basic Training - Kurt Vonnegut Just a novella, so not a long commitment, but even so, when I finished I found myself feeling a bit cheated. I'm used to finding, in Vonnegut's work, some amusing, wry and deep look at humans and the civilizations we build. I didn't get that with this story. It almost came across as a writing exercise instead of a meaningful story. Just too slice of life for me, I guess. Or maybe the deeper meaning went over my head.