Category Archives: What I’m Reading

What I’m Reading: The Tomorrow Project

I picked up The Tomorrow Project: Bestselling Authors Describe Daily Life In The Future at Norwescon in 2011. Given my forty book backlog (which I’m decreasing, at least until my December B&N/Half-Priced Books trip), my reading latency shouldn’t be shocking.

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What I’m Reading: The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny

At the beginning of October, I picked up the first nine of the 10-volume Chronicles of Amber series at Half-Priced books, mainly because my Dresden group also runs an Amber game, and the idea of roleplaying a nigh-godlike figure always appeals to me.

I cannot laud Nine Princes in Amber highly enough. It’s a masterpiece. Zelazny’s prose dances across the page, never slow or boring, the dialogue sparkles and the characters all deep and intertwined. The story’s great, seeming a natural extension of the characters’ desire, the way it should be. It’s quite clear why this book was a Hugo and Nebula award winner. I’m already looking on my calendar for when I’ll have time to reread it.

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What I’m Reading: Stephen King’s On Writing

I started Stephen King’s On Writing on 10/14/2012. I finished it 10/16/2012. For the next two weeks, I debated whether or not I should write about my experience. Such a widely acclaimed author as Stephen King surely doesn’t need my help!

Oh hell, it looks like I’m reviewing this anyways.

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What I’m Reading: The Doom That Came to Sarnath, H.P. Lovecraft

“And before he died, Taran-Ish had scrawled upon the altar of chrysolite with coarse shaky strokes the sign of DOOM.” – The Doom That Came to Sarnath by H.P. Lovecraft.

Warning, major spoilers up ahead because this story made me cranky.

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What I’m Reading: The Call of Cthulhu

“That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.”
– H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

The Call of Cthulhu, perhaps the most iconic and recognizable of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Horror stories, is also at once a let down and a wonder of literature.

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