Book Review: “Burning Books for Pleasure and Profit” by K. J. Parker (four stars)
The very finest kit and materials will only take you so far. The rest has to come from inside.
Entertaining short fiction. Parker once again creates a world with a few words. It’s easier when that world is an analog of Medieval Europe, but it’s well done. Protagonist has a conscience but also other, more profound motives.
Raising another interesting hypothetical question: If you don’t remember something and neither does anyone else, did it ever happen?
Loses a star for pointless profanity. Yes, one phrase can do it, when it’s phrase like that. Wanted to rate this five.
Evidence, he told me with a grin, is Truth, and Truth never dies; instead, they lock it up and throw away the key.