I don't know what's wrong with me but I've been having real trouble getting into any book. I remain stuck halfway through Life
, the Keith Richards autobiography. I remain stuck halfway through Avilion
by Robert Holdstock. There's probably a dozen books I am stuck halfway through. I think it has to do with the holidays, which totally messes with my mind and sense of time.
So...I treated myself and ordered around a dozen books from Amazon on a variety of subjects but they aren't supposed to be here until the end of this month. And so I went to town today (terrible mistake. I had thought the Boxing Day crowds would be over), and after circling the lot forever to find a parking spot, I bought a bunch of books that are maybe a little lighter of a read, maybe a little more action-packed.
I bought Whitley Strieber's Beyond 2012
. The first page sounds a little dumb. I also bought Time Spike
by Eric Flint, inspired by some of the sci-fi and post-apocalyptic threads here. I've never read anything by him. I bought Echo City
by Tim Lebbon. Never heard of him, never mind read him before. It also sounds post-apocalyptic. And I bought First Truth
by someone called Dawn Cook, but what is confusing to me is that the cover says "Dawn Cook as Kim Harrison."
I have no idea what that means. Dawn Cook writing as Kim Harrison? if so, why? Is Dawn Cook or Kim Harrison that famous in some other genre that they need to differentiate the two? The book itself is some kind of fantasy.
Hopefully something in one of these books will shock my brain back to life.
The crowds did not make browsing an enjoyable experience but having driven an hour to the city, I wasn't inclined to leave empty-handed.
Someone say something positive about any one of these books.