| Oookaaay.... that's SKT, the most wonderful serial novel ever ever seen.
The 10th book came out a month ago, so it's officially finished... but I know it's going to live on forever in my heart and those of hundreds of others.
The 'hero' is Endymion who's an idealistic young knight - wannabe without an idea of how to hold a sword and with an outlook on life that's likely to get him killed sooner than later: To him, Knighthood is fighting for Justice.
The scholastic man with glasses is Karon, the 'silver knight' of Beres. He hates carrots, doesn't dare cut his hair because his neck is ever so shamefully fe-mi-nine. and looks on Endymion with pitying, understanding scorn. To him, Knighthood is an impossible, contradicting occupation.
That blond at the window is Kis Cezyr - the decidedly mental mastermind who occasionally claims to be the 'housekeeping fairy' and goes on a cleansing frenzy. He sleeps 24/7, learns yoga by burrying himself alive and claims the poker to be the most formidable weapon - and shows it, too. To him, Knighthood means less than a plate of well-baked cookies.
The story is charming, whimsical, sad, and enlighteningly unrealistically satiric. Crying, laughing, weeping and stroking the book tenderly after reading are some of the general reactions that appear from the readers.
~ Of course, the pic on the left is a postcard issued by one of the SKT fans, Sihon. I ordered it by post including 4 others. There are prettier pics, but the left is the only one that shows Karon though, and he's my favourite character, so I put that up. I had to pay for the postal cost as well as for the posted items... limited goods are sooo expensive... but they're worth it, though.