I went through all three Dean Koontz's Frankenstein books in a week. I will be doing a blog post about those next week. Currently I am reading American Gods by some guy named Gaimen. It seems like I have seen him mentioned around here somewhere.
ICurrently I am reading American Gods by some guy named Gaimen. It seems like I have seen him mentioned around here somewhere.
Funny you should mention him. I'm currently reading Smoke & Mirrors (a short story collection) and listening to the unabridged audio of Good Omens (co-written with Terry Prachett). I'm also reading Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison.
In the past two weeks I have breezed through several short novels - A Study in Scarlet and Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle, Princess of Mars by ERB and Michael Moorcock's Knight of the Swords. I just began reading James Clavell's Gai Jin with a page count three times greater than the previous four put together. I won't breeze through this one!
I'm reading "Live From New York" about SNL. It is pretty interesting. I finally finished the LOTR series which was excellent, so I got the "Histories of Middle Earth" for Christmas. I think I need to read "The Silmarillion" first, though.
You'd think Saturday Night Live would appear on TV here, but it doesn't for whatever reason: at least, on free-to-air TV.
I've just finished The Great Tontine by Hawley Smart, from the collection The Penguin Book of Victorian Villainies. I found this slow.
I've also recently read A Sense of Reality, a collection of four stories by Graham Greene, and my first play for the year, Goat Song (Bocksgesang) by Franz Werfel, 1921. (Trans. Ruth Langner: in An Anthology of Austrian Drama, ed.Douglas A. Russell).
I've just finished listening to the LibriVox version of The Blonde Lady, by Maurice Leblanc (trans. Alexander Teixeira de Mattos). This is a translation of the second book from the Arsène Lupin series, in which Lupin matches wits against a Holmesian detective: the original title was Arsène Lupin contre Herlock Sholmes.
After reading American Gods, which was great,(but I will never look at Rock City the same from now on) I decided i wanted something lighter. I was in Dollar General the other day and I had no intention of buying any books. Naturally I bought two. They were both from the Hardcase Crime series, The Colorado Kid by Stephen King, and The Gutter And The Grave by Ed McBain. The Colorado Kid is a mystery with no solution. Some people might not like that but I did. I will finish The McBain book today and then I will read The Anansi Boys, another one by that Gaimen guy. On tape I am listening to His Excellency George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis.