Bookclub News: Orbiloquy
The next book we’ll be reading is Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett. We won’t start reading it for a few weeks, but it’s not too early to start looking for a copy. I’d recommend the Harper paperback edition, because:
- It’s in print.
- It’s priced very reasonably.
- It’s the one I’ve got.
The last of these might not sound very important, but there’s a reason it is. Pratchett does not believe in chapters. I don’t mean that the book is a monolith: There are many scenes and scene breaks, but the scenes aren’t gather into chapters or numbered. So we won’t be able to read Chapters 2-4 for the second week. It’ll be more like:
My pages 32-57, which are from the 8.9% mark to the 16% mark. Starting with The Great God Om waxed wroth. and ending with He couldn’t help noticing things had changed a lot in three thousand years.
Honestly, it’ll be a lot easier if we all have the same edition.