Thursday, September 01, 2005

If I had kung fu training, then you'd really have to watch your ass

Went down to Hawthorne Powell's and saw two things:

The Ninja guy has managed to squeeze a book out of a joke website. Not sure I can recommend the book (although 162 reviews on Amazon do!) , but most certainly the website. Where else can you read about real ultimate power while listening to Big Pimpin'?

Norton is re-releasing the Aubrey-Maturin books with new covers and a more readable font. I've spoken to a number of people who started to read these books and stopped, often because of the extensive use of nautical lingo. There is so much sail-speak in these books that someone published a book to explain it. In defense of the books, I will say that the first two aren't terribly good and you might start with the third. If you are not down with that one you probably won't like the later ones. Keep in mind it's not all swords and cannonballs. You get lots of weird detail on the early 19th century. If you saw the movie, you get the idea.


Brack said...

Avast, T Spot! Have you a taste for rum, sodomy and the lash?

Tripp said...

Aye that I have, nothing stirs the blood like flayed flesh and a ration of grog.