What I’m Reading

Every now and again I make my Goodreads list correspond to reality:

  1. A Scanner Darkly, by Philip K. Dick. Seen the movie on Amazon Prime more times than I would have thought. The movie was clever, the book is as clever. I find this more compelling than Ubik and better-paced than The Man in the High Castle so far.
  2. Write. Publish. Repeat, by Sean Platt and Johnny Truant. This Kindle purchase was a consequence of my reading the authors’ blog “The Universe doesn’t give a Flying $*%^ About You.” This, along with Larry Correia’s philosophy of authoring over at Monster Hunter Nation, has convinced me that my approach to authoring and content creation was all wrong, and needed fixing. I would wish that the authors wouldn’t work so hard trying to persuade me, but so far I’m not finding anything to disagree with.
  3. Nethereal, by Brian Niemeier. Just started this. I’ve liked a few scenes, but it hasn’t really grabbed me. It may suffer from Too Many Characters; I’d like to get on with a particular plot thread rather than jump back and forth establish this and that one. But it might get better.
  4. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson. I liked Devil in the White City, so this should be good. Just started this.
  5. The Lake House, by Kate Morton. Recently my wife and I have started doing that thing married couples do where you recommend books to each other: she got me to read Girl on the Train, and I recommended In a Dark, Dark Wood to her. She has promised me that this is not a book about “I’m a girl and I have a boyfriend.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The first chapter was intriguing but I haven’t made too much headway.


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