January 22nd, 2008

20111112, Marilee

Slept the Day Away

I could have sworn I was just thinking about the dream for a few minutes after I turned the alarm off at 1pm, but it was 4:10pm the next time I looked at the clock. The snow and freezing rain came through very quickly and then it got warmer, so there's not much difference outside from yesterday other than a higher temp.

I dreamed about going with a group to another country where we came upon a little homeless girl. The other people in the group wanted to take her home to teach her to be a maid and I wanted to take her home to live with me. We kept arguing and eventually, I snuck her out and left early.

My friend AJ made a post titled -Cloverfield Sucks- on her jewelry blog and was bombed by anonymous strangers. Apparently they were googling that title and her post was at the top.
20111112, Marilee

The End of the Game by Sheri S. Tepper

This is the last trilogy of the True Game series by Tepper. We reread the first for bookgroup and I decided to reread the two others. My reviews for The True Game and The Chronicles of Mavin Manyshaped.

This trilogy is mostly about Jinian, who becomes lover/wife to Peter, the protagonist of the first trilogy. Her story skips most of the part where she's in his books, although she corrects some things he remembers wrong.

It's an interesting story, tied into the earlier six books, but with a different aspect of life in that time. Jinian learns a lot from many people, including the original intelligent beings on the planet, and at the end learns something that enables her to defeat the immediate evil. There's a mostly happy ending, but the moral of what she learns is pushed a bit. I still think the fifth book of the nine is the best, but it can't be read without the others.

This is nominally SF, but there's no doubt that the SF is trappings and it's really fantasy.