Ferretbrain Presents: the teXt Factor Episode 4 - Pumping Catslugs

by Wardog

Ferrebrain's nonsensical literary competition continues.
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Previously on Ferretbrain Presents: The teXt Factor we voted out The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo for being dull as ditchwater and remarkably sexist for a book with a “strong feminist subtext”.

Here is our artists impression of the book locked up where nobody can get to it:

This week we continue to love The Woman in White, to be impressed with The Maltese Falcon and recapture our enthusiasm for Drood. We also spend an inordinately long time talking about breasts. Also pumping catslugs.

Vague Running Order

04.08 - The Woman in White
11.50 - The Maltese Falcon
18.01 - Drood
26.07 - South of the Border, West of the Sun
32.40 - Wolf Hall
42.02 - The God of Small Things
52:34 - Score!
1:00:25 - A Kiss of Shadows
1:1056 - The Dreaming Void

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Comments (go to latest)
Rami at 23:33 on 2010-05-31
If Hamilton pulled out the dream sequences of Dreaming Void and collected them into a novel, would you read it?
Arthur B at 00:52 on 2010-06-01
I might or might not read it all the way through, but I'd probably be less impatient with it than I was with The Dreaming Void as a whole. That catslug kid actually seemed to be going somewhere.
Jamie Johnston at 20:27 on 2010-06-01
For my part I probably wouldn't, no. There's more sense of narrative momentum and character than in the rest of what we'd read up to this episode, and a possibly more interesting setting (though at first glance, and possibly on subsequent glances too, a less plausible one), but I didn't find it very compelling, and the Wise Magic Nun Child annoyed me. Then again it isn't the sort of thing I normally read, so the fact that I wouldn't read it may not be a sign that it's bad, just that it isn't so exceptionally good as to appeal beyond its target audience.
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