I just had one of those good things/bad things moments happen to me.
The good thing was that I bought two books of one of my guys (I should clarify that so that you know that I am not a pimp for a team of gigolos but, rather, it is someone who works for me in the legal and just I.T. way ): ‘Handling the Undead’ by John Ajvide Lindqvist author of ‘Let the Right One In’ and ‘Rivers of London’ by Ben Aaronovitch.
This counts as good because the first is by the author of a book that I adored as ‘Let the Right One In’ was a breath of fresh air, IMnsHO, in the vampire mythos and now that he is turning his hand to zombies I am excited to see what he will do; I don’t know Ben Aaronovitch but the ‘blurb’ for ‘Rivers of London’ is “what would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the Fuzz” … for my Colonial readers the ‘Fuzz’ is slang for police. The idea of a trainee wizard, in the Metropolitan Police Force, is an intriguing one and I think that there is going to be a LOT of very British tongue-in-cheek dry humour in this one.
The bad thing is that these two books have just added to my ever growing pile of things to read, or re-read. Currently I ‘think’ that this is now:
‘Handling the Undead’ by John Ajvide Lindqvist
‘Rivers of London’ by Ben Aaronovitch
‘The Anubis Gates’ by Tim Powers
‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ by Wayne Simmons
‘Flu’ by Wayne Simmons
‘Seaborn’ by Chris Howard
‘On Writing’ by Stephen King
‘Under the Dome’ by Stephen King*
‘Collusion’ by Stuart Neville**
‘Manga Studios for Dummies’ by Doug Hills
* this may sound weird but while I have started ‘Under the Dome’ I’m actually finding the sheer size/weight of the hardback to be too unwieldy to allow me to read it comfortably. It is one of the key reasons that a Kindle is coming my way, with ‘Under the Dome’ being one of the first purchases!
** I read this last year but it was during my recovery from a tonsillectomy and, to be honest, it is mostly a pain-filled, drug-induced, blur (my memory, that is, not Stuart’s book! ).
As my take on the old good news/bad news motif goes, however, I am very happy to be in a position to have the ‘onerous’ pleasure of having to read so many damn fine books.
… just need the time and energy to get through them.