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Ned Beauman and the books in his life

literature terry.pratchett

From Ned Beauman’s Books in My Life quiz in the Guardian:

My favourite book growing up

I devoured The Colour of Magic and at least 20 other Terry Pratchett novels as a child and consequently have never got over the feeling that there’s something pretty fundamental missing from nearly all “grown-up” fiction (ie jokes).

That got me thinking I need to read him, and this sold me:

The book I am currently reading

Being and Becoming may sound like a treatise by some pre-war German phenomenologist but it’s actually the very enjoyable autobiography of Myrna Loy, my favourite actress from the golden age of Hollywood.

I put a hold on Venomous Lumpsucker, his latest, at the library.