New King is always great, but this book sounded awesome from the blurb. I really haven't got much of an idea what to expect other than a knock-out story and troublesome times for the characters. I remembered how nuts 11.22.63 got near the end, and even though this isn't time travel (not as far as I know anyway), it's going to be surprise me, I'm sure of it.
In On Writing Stephen King talks with fond memories about this book, how it hatched, grew wings and flew the nest. It's such a simple idea, yet terrifying for the main character. Kept hostage by a derranged fan of his work, the writer must continue the character he killed to satisfy his tormentor. I'm interested. What's more, it's a perfect length.
I loved The Fry Chronicles, and it left on a hint as to what he might get up to next time around. Cocaine. From what I can tell from the book, it's going to chronicle the fast-paced 80s, and I believe we'll learn more about Blackadder and Stephen's downward spirals. I don't know, but I can't wait to start reading. He's a top man who's responsible for many of my laughs growing up.
I chanced upon this at WHSmith's, read the blurb and knew this had to be read. I couldn't help but glance through the pages and from what I've read, it sounds like a dark, gritty and violent adventure. Anything like that with a hint of sci-fi or dystopia has always got my attention. This is next on my TBR. After I finish Bright Lights, Big City... again.
If you've been following for a while this won't be a surprise. Ever since I started Rivers of London I've wanted more and more of this universe. Even more so when I finished Broken Homes and learned about the twist at the end. That was the only time I remember the series ended on a dark note. Something's got to give in Foxglow Summer. I'm reading this soon.
Just like Shovel Ready, I saw this in Smiths and loved the concept. Just one drop of rain will kill you. Post-apocalyptic fiction is something I don't read enough of, and I'm hoping this will do something different. Even though I've got a load of apocalyptic books in the snapshot, this is the one I'm looking forward to most.
The Walking Dead: Fall of the Governor Part 1 & 2
The Governor's books are proof that the universe can be interesting and not just a cookie-cutter zombie story that the TV show implies. Characters have weight, their decisions matter and surprising events spiral out of control in the books. I can't vouch for the comics, but the books are worth the time. The Governor is by far the best character in the universe in my opinion and when the action orbits his world things get hairy fast. The show doesn't even hint at how his character became so twisted which is a wasted opportunity.I gave up on the show fast, but the books keep me interested in a universe that arguably as nothing new to add to the beloved zombie genre. I'm keen to see how this plays out.
Songs of the Week:
- 'Loser' by Beck
- 'Last Stop: This Town' by Eels
- 'Guest List' by Eels
- 'Flyswatter' by Eels
- 'Love of the Loveless' by Eels
- 'Peach Blossom' by Eels
- 'New Alphabet' by Eels
- 'Susan's House' by Eels
- 'Mistakes of my Youth' by Eels
- 'Miracle' by Blackmill