Wednesday, March 14, 2007

See, They Are Real

A legendary one-horn defense

The Associated Press

BILLINGS, Mont. | A man told police not to blame him for crashing his truck into a light post — it was that unicorn behind the wheel.

Prosecutor Ingrid Rosenquist said Phillip C. Holliday Jr. initially denied driving the truck involved in the March 7 crash in Billings. He told officers at the scene that a unicorn was driving, she said.

Holliday, 42, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony charges of criminal endangerment and drunken driving.

A pickup truck drove through a red light and nearly struck another truck, according to court documents. The driver made an erratic U-turn through a gas station, crossed the street and crashed into a light pole. Nobody was injured.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Of Wereswans

I think I'll actually let someone else take the lead in discussing Murkmere since I've done the last few and I know of at least one person who read the book but couldn't make our discussion. I liked it, but it didn't make a huge impression. It's also what gave rise to this post's title (think werewolves).

I'm really excited about the next book, The Minister's Daughter, since I read it in the fall and liked it a lot. If the format works for you at all, I highly recommend listening to the book on CD since the reader does an excellent job with the variety of older English accents and really brings it to life.

And if you enjoyed reading Kai Meyer's The Water Mirror last November, we now have the second book in the series, The Stone Light. It looks much more epic in scale, with clashes of armies and the rise of more pivotal characters.