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Roel (he/him)

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I love scifi and fantasy but read a lot of non fiction too.

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2023 Reading Goal

Success! Roel (he/him) has read 21 of 20 books.

Feet of Clay (Paperback, 2005, Corgi) 4 stars

Nineteenth in the Discworld universe and third entry of the City Watch series, this novel …

Samuel Vimes dreamed about Clues. He had a jaundiced view of Clues. He instinctively distrusted them. They got in the way. And he distrusted the kind of person who’d take one look at another man and say in a lordly voice to his companion, “Ah, my dear sir, I can tell you nothing except that he is a left-handed stonemason who has spent some years in the merchant navy and has recently fallen on hard times,” and then unroll a lot of supercilious commentary about calluses and stance and the state of a man’s boots, when exactly the same comments could apply to a man who was wearing his old clothes because he’d been doing a spot of home bricklaying for a new barbecue pit, and had been tattooed once when he was drunk and seventeen* and in fact got seasick on a wet pavement. What arrogance! What an insult to the rich and chaotic variety of the human experience!

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