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The Night Watch

Friday, August 8th, 2008 No comments

Night WatchI finally got around to finishing Night Watch a few days ago. I had been interested in it since I saw the movie when it came out on video. I vaguely remembered parts of the movie as I read the book, but I think I’m gonna have to watch it again.

The book is divided into 3 sections and each section could be its own little short story. At the end you’ll see just how the sections are connected. In this world there are supernatural beings called Others. Others are magicians, vampires, etc. There’s a balance between good and evil Others and 2 groups maintain that balance. The Night Watch (good Others) keeps tabs on the forces of evil and The Day Watch (evil Others) keeps tabs on the forces of good. The story focuses on a Night Watch programmer named Anton who has just been thrust into field work. I really like the book except for the last section. I got bored and just wanted it to end. I didn’t like the ending much either, and I can’t remember if its the same ending they used in the movie. I’ve committed myself to reading the second and I hope the story gets better.

I’ve gotten 4 new books in the mail this week. I don’t think I’m going to finish my 2008 list this year.

  • Headcrash, Bruce Bethke
  • Childhood’s End, Arthur C. Clarke
  • Timeline, Michael Crichton
  • Unshapely Things, Mark Del Franco
  • Finding Serenity, Jane Espenson
  • Serenity Found, Jane Espenson
  • On Bullshit, Harry G. Frankfurt
  • On Truth, Harry G. Frankfurt
  • The Appeal, John Grisham
  • Playing for Pizza, John Grisham
  • The Taking, Dean Koontz
  • Playing for Keeps, Mur Lafferty
  • The Night Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko
  • The Day Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko
  • The Twilight Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko
  • The Final Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko
  • Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  • His Majesty‚Äôs Dragon, Naomi Novik
  • Throne of Jade, Naomi Novik
  • Black Powder War, Naomi Novik
  • Empire of Ivory, Naomi Novik
  • Victory of Eagles, Naomi Novik
  • Lyra’s Oxford, Philip Pullman
  • Unholy Domain, Dan Ronco
  • Elantris, Brandon Sanderson
  • Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare