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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 03:49pm on 26/04/2017
I've been chewing through quite a lot of Robin Hobb lately, and have come to the Farseer trilogy, which was her first. I was pretty amused when I read this:

"A very faint scent of her clung to my shirt from her brief embrace, and I agonised over whether to wear the shirt that day, to carry the scent with me, or to set it aside in my clothing chest, to preserve it."

I laughed because in the last chapter a weasel vomited on his shirt. (This is a bit unfair - on careful review, he does spend a sentence changing clothes "hastily", but wouldn't he still be a bit weasel-vomity?)

More seriously, it's not as good as her other stuff. The youngest prince forms a murderous plot, they thwart it, inexplicably they decide he's learned his lesson, rinse and repeat. The protagonist has trained as an assassin, so after a few rounds of this, really, you had one job, Mr Protag. Kindly stab him up so we can get on with the zombies^W Forged ones.

I have not agreed to the new Livejournal TOS (they do it with javascript) but I suspect this is my last crosspost.
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posted by [personal profile] kaberett at 03:30pm on 26/04/2017
Crosspost will fail unless you've accepted the ToS, alas.
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posted by [personal profile] damerell at 06:19pm on 26/04/2017
Ah, well. Shoulda got in before they fixed that. I guess the reason for the outflux isn't really a secret from anyone now, though, so it'll probably be obvious...
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posted by [personal profile] frith at 04:15pm on 26/04/2017
What Kaberett said. I can log into LJ, use the PM and post comments because I block Javascript, but I can't crosspost from DW.
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posted by [personal profile] hilarita at 07:27pm on 26/04/2017
Obviously, for some of us, the weasel-vomiting scene would be verrry interesting...
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posted by [personal profile] venta at 09:42pm on 28/04/2017
One of my favouritest books as a teenager included someone sending a bone pendant (actually a broken half of one) to their OTL, and he is delighted when he realises he can still smell her rose-oil perfume on it. Even aged 14 my first thought was "but you hid it inside an orange! It is not going to smell of anything other than orange!".

Despite the utter naffness of that particular scene, it's a decent book really (M. M. Kate, The Far Pavilions).
Edited Date: 2017-04-28 09:43 pm (UTC)

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