I like books. All kinds of books: devils, vampires, mysteries, straight fiction, gay fiction. I’ll read it as long as it’s well written.
When Kristen and I spoke this week, as usual the subject turned to books. Our favourite topic after writing. I told her what I am reading and sacre bleu it’s on her TBR pile.
Kristen and I met through a writing group. When I noticed Room on her list, I knew I wanted to get to know her better and I’m pleased we have.
Room is a very controversial book that my book club rejected. Go figure.
Funnily enough I gave my Houston friend a thank you copy of the book. Lori loved it. The author lives in my neighbourhood too. No, I don’t see her at the supermarket…
The book I’m reading is of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber. It’s not so much the subject matter of the volume that I’m enjoying, but the style which is narrative yet it flows and feels like he’s showing not telling. I learned of this writer through my mystery class. Though this novel is not a mystery.
Shakespeare is mentioned in this book. An undiscovered manuscript of his is part of the plot. But the words “Whereat With Blade …” do not appear. The author skips from theme to theme, place to place, time to time so in that sense the fiction is transcendental in nature.
His name came up in class as he had been a ghost writer for a prolific mystery writer. After he stopped ghosting he went out on his own. One of his works is The Witch’s Boy It’s listed as a children’s book but I question that. I read the book, a creative re tell of fairly tales.
What have you read recently?
Blogophilia week 10.5 – “Whereat With Blade …”
(Hard, 2pts): use a foreign expression
(Easy, 1pt): include transcendental in your blog