The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
Songs of a Dead Dreamer by Thomas Ligotti
Short, horror stories.
I don’t usually finish reading short story collections. I tend to get stuck in one story and go no further. There’s something emotionally deadening and unfulfilling about them and reading an entire collection of the same author leaves me tired. So far, I’ve read three of Ligotti’s stories and I find myself enchanted with his style. His stories are quite but intense and his prose is rich in vocabulary, dancing and playing with your eyes and mind. Here’s one line from the book that I particularly loved because I could almost hear the words.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
A bunch of con-artists scam rich people.
The Lies of Locke Lamora unfold slowly. Whenever I read it, it always feels like I’m figuring out some kind of intricate ornament. The book never runs out of details: Locke’s clothing, the floating barges, marketplaces and houses of Camorr, and so much more. While I don’t mind it, the amount of detail could be disruptive sometimes.
What did you recently finish reading?
Alice by Christina Henry
A Wonderland full of trigger warnings.
Will be reviewing this one soon. I discovered the book from SciFi and Scary. You should check out her Alice review here.
What do you think you’ll read next?
The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
A detective investigates a suicide case while the US is at the brink of an apocalypse.
I’ve been planning to read this a long while.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Magicians, something something, magic. A magical war??
King Solomon’s Carpet by Barbara Vine
Discovered the book from A Little Blog of Books and it certainly got my interest. Check out her review here.