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