I am by no means a constant or avid reader, if a book holds my attention then I will read it. However this doesn’t occur often. That being said, what follows is a brief list of authors and books that I have read recently.
A Long December
Gwendy’s Button Box
I stumbled upon Richard Chizmar’s work because of his collaboration with Stephen King. I am glad that I did he has a raw talent for twisting the narrative of a short story. I devoured A Long December and am looking forward to getting my hands on The Long Way Home.
Cori Lynn Arnold
I know Cori Lynn Arnold from college, I know her in passing, one of those friend of a friend acquaintances. It took me awhile to get around to reading her work. But when I finally did I was not disappointed, I started with Northern Deceit and it sucked me in, the environment, characters and the fact that she wrote about where we had grown up was strangely nostalgic for me. I then read Scalding Deceit which was also entertaining and gave more backstory for the characters.
Jack Taylor Series
Ken Bruen’s Jack Taylor Series is also something that I stumbled upon while hanging out at libraries and thumbing through the mystery/thriller section. There are now fifteen Jack Taylor books the last one set to be released in November of 2019. I have read eight of them, so far, enjoyable, immersive stories that you can get lost in.
Chad A. Clark
Tracing The Trails: A Constant Reader’s Reflections on the Work of Stephen King
Then there is this, I consider myself a ‘Constant Reader’ of Stephen King’s works, so I figured I would check this interesting take on King’s works by Chad A. Clark. I consider it an indepth look at all of King’s works. Personally I don’t dissect fiction on such a level, writing, especially fiction, is a form of artistic expression, in my opinion. Open for interpretation, so what you get out of it, isn’t what I get out of it. All Art is Subjective. That being said, Chad A. Clark’s take on King’s work is interesting enough to read, (honestly one of those things I read when I couldn’t sleep.) I just don’t agree with some of his conclusions.
Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales
Edited by Bev Vincent
This was an outstanding collection of short stories all with the running theme of ‘while on a plane’ I enjoyed all seventeen stories. I highly recommend this collection, just may not want to read it while flying.
To close this rambling post about books and authors I am going to list some of the other wonderful storytellers I have discovered over the last few years, I recommend checking them out.
Death Dresses Poorly
A Land Without Mirrors: A Collection of Fantasy and Surrealism by Fluky Fiction
Alice (The Wanderland Chronicles #1)
Second Star (Neverland Transmissions #1)
A Girl Called Monster
Confidence: The Diary of an Invisible Girl
Most of Me
Bag of Buttons
Rats in the Loft
Alex K. Logan
Some of my other blog posts about reading and writing.