Currently on the reading and TBR pile
Posted September 25, 2016on:
It’s been a fun week! reading something dark, something fantastical and unexpectedly funny, and something unputdownable that also made me think. Good times!
I really enjoyed Teresa Frohock’s Los Nefilim, and I’ve had her Miserere on my bookshelf for at least a year. This is one that I’m slowly savoring. Gorgeous visuals, broken characters, and wow is it grim. Not grimdark, but dark and grim. If this book had a soundtrack it would be deep cello and percussion, very low pitched with lots of sustained vibrations that you feel before you realize you’re hearing them. But you’d need something sunny in there , because reasons and those sunset sherbet visuals. Maybe clarinet?
On the opposite end of the spectrum is The Starlit Wood, a new anthology of retold and reinvented fairy tales. When hubby saw me reading it, the first thing he asked was “so, it’s like Snow White, Blood Red?” (edited by Datlow and Windling), and i said it was sorta like that, that each story is a take on a different fairy tale, but this new one is way more modern and the first few stories I read (I read them out of order) had me laughing my head off, which was a nice surprise! Review coming soon! But in the meantime, if you like to be entertained, and you like fairy tales, this is a book you should watch for!
I netgalleyed Faller, Will McIntosh’s forthcoming novel (dude, I still have nightmares about Soft Apocalypse, I can NOT believe I bought a bamboo plant!). Not only did I have to refamiliarize myself with how netgalley works, but I also had to remember how to use my kindle. I can’t really talk about this book yet, but erm, I got the file last week, and I’ve already finished the book.
I also acquired a novel called Red Rising, that came out a while ago, but it’s a trilogy and the 3rd book is coming out pretty soon. It was described to me as “kinda YA-ish, but really good”. It’s the October book for my local SciFi bookclub, so we shall see!
So, that’s what I’ve been up to recently. how about you?