EJ and the Ironic Reading Material

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of YA despite the fact that I’m about as far from YAhood as one could possibly get and still be animated. I like YA. The stories I’ve been reading are original and fresh with some really quality writing. A. S. King’s The Dust of 100 Dogs comes to mind… Continue reading EJ and the Ironic Reading Material

Life Amongst the Dead

It seems to me that either I’m getting older and my intolerance for wasting time is growing or else there is a lot of crap being published these days. Probably both, though more the latter than the former. Too often I pick up a book, get about five or ten pages into it and begin… Continue reading Life Amongst the Dead

Anansi Boys

Being the contrary person I am, I’ve been avoiding reading Neil Gaiman for much the same reason I avoided seeing the movie Jaws many years ago: Hype. When Jaws was released, it seemed like everywhere you turned, there it was; fin in the water, dum-dum-dum-dum echo in the air. Everyone, their mothers, their mother’s parakeet,… Continue reading Anansi Boys