Brilliant. Wallace’s writing is as lean and focused as ever, keeping the action moving and the laughs coming.
Three things I learned about writing:
- Background action can be sped up, to keep focus on foreground.
- It's ok to stand up and cheer for your characters once in a while. It gives readers permission to cheer for them, as well.
- Seeing the consequences of a weird event (transformation, spell effect, etc) before seeing the event itself can make its eventual description less confusing and more interesting.