Recently reading and read

In lieu of more detailed content, here’s what I’ve been reading lately.

I completed Bridget Jones’s diary for a writing course I’m taking and thoroughly enjoyed it although I enjoyed the movie a bit more. Connected to Bridget Jones is, of course, Pride and Prejudice, a classic, which I had not read to that point. I didn’t expect to like it as a non-fan of 19th Century literature, but the audio version I listened to was an excellent production. Now I can understand some of the parallels between these two books.

In early May I finished Wonder Boys, by Michael Chabon after rewatching the movie (mentioned earlier). I’m glad I read it and, being only familiar with the movie adaptation, I was surprised by a lengthy sequence dealing with Grady Tripp’s wife’s family.

All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault, by James Alan Gardner is on this year’s Aurora Award ballot, and deservedly so. It’s a fun and funny take on a world where superheroes and monsters are both real.

Gwendy’s Button Box, by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, had a strong beginning and an interesting concept, but I didn’t feel the ending payoff was as strong as it could have been.

As for the other books in the list, I’m still reading those:

  • Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman
  • Steal Like an Artist
  • The Story Grid

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