Crime titles don't help my interest either. I'm picky with titles, I find it hard to start work without one I'm reasonably happy with. For me, they should leap out from the page and grab you, instead, I've seen loads that don't jump at all. But, it's a personal thing. Some like the simple ones, some like complicated ones. I can't quite explain what it is about them that grabs my attention, I don't know what I'm looking for until I see it. Mind you, that pretty much describes my bookshop browsing anyway. It's not just books, films too suffer from dreary titles that leave little to the imagination as do the posters. Plus, crime books seem to make a habit of using similar front covers. I'm reading 'The Silkworm' right now, and the cover features a man in a long coat walking away from the camera. I've seen loads of books with a similar theme. I wonder why they do it? Although, I'm halfway through 'The Silkworm', it's still not doing much for me. I'm not thinking about the book in between reads and I like none of the characters, then again that might be the idea considering it's about the parasites of London town who feed off tabloid headlines. I just don't like crime.
When my dad asks me what I'm reading at the moment, I'll say something like 'Halo: The Flood' and he'll ask what it's about. His expression of baffled wonder is priceless, 'why the hell is my son interested in that?' He's a football guy, not a reader. I'm interested because it's the future, it's the mind doing what it does best- thinking up new things. Once I've read something, I like to read something completely different. I read 'Halo: The Flood' and now I'm reading 'The Silkworm'. After that, I'll probably go for 'Whispers Under Ground', the third of the 'Rivers of London' books. It's like when I write, I start something completely different from the last. I couldn't read or write any other way, hence why I've got enormous respect for series writers and crime authors. I can't remain that committed to a genre or a massive story for that long.
I like jumping around.
Songs of the Week:
- 'Icipher' by Dark Tranquility
- 'Nothing to No One' by Dark Tranquility
- 'Empty Me' by Dark Tranquility
- 'Jesus of Suburbia' by Green Day
- 'Letterbomb' by Green Day
- 'Minor Turbulence' by Grand Theft Auto V Soundtrack
- 'Becoming a Legend' by Destiny Soundtrack
- 'Peril' by Halo 2 Soundtrack
- 'One Final Effort' by Halo 3 Soundtrack
- 'Shelter' by The XX
- 'The Black Market' by Rise Against
- 'Survive' by Rise Against
- 'A Slow Parade' by AA Bondy