So I’m day drinking today. Figure I’ll be home and in bed by 7 but having a few beers first. Happiness is still allusive for me but beer is good and next week will begin the next chapter in my life. Might as well have some fun before I have to be a grownup again.
In the last six weeks, I have read four books. I have always loved to read but technology has redoubled that feeling. My new iPad and the Kindle app have me waiting for the next book. I mean what’s better than instant download and the ability to start the next book as soon as I finish the last one?
All outstanding reads for slightly different reasons.
World War Z is interesting in the fact that it is written as a collection of interviews with survivors. It makes the book slightly choppy, but it’s a unique take by including first hand accounts from different regions and points of view spanning the globe.
The Road is amazing in its vivid description of a world in ruins. However, it’s a little hard to read because there are only two characters. There is also very little discussion of what happened, no time line. Only vague references to the man’s life before whatever cataclysm the befell the planet. Given that, it is an amazingly written book with deep, dark visions of a grotesque world.
Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter simply makes me intrigued. It’s an incredible mix of history and horror. As historical fiction goes,it is very well written. Pact with facts and intermingled with vampire horror, this one was a big hit with me.
The Heroin Diaries struck numerous chords for me. While I do not profess to be a rock star, nor do I claim to have every sunk as deep as Nikki Sixx did, I can say the book resonated with me in a profound way. It was interesting that he wrote exclusively from his old journals and that really brought the demons to life. Holy shit… Well done.
So there is the run down on my reading list this summer. I will continue to update as I add new books to my iPad…. What should I read next?