Mar 31, 2009

so much gained

You know, I've read some terrible books over the past year and some odd. I've had some funny interactions. I've bored my friends to the point that they flat out refuse to talk literature with me anymore. But, really, I think this whole dystopian reading quest has been the most interesting thing to happen to my book habits since high school.

For all that the books I've read are tied together by one loose adjective, there's a whole world of difference between the future-noir of Gun With Occasional Music, the classic, draining horror of Brave New World, or the scattershot what-the-fuckery of Naked Lunch. And, you know, I can't swear I would ever have taken enough time from the sf/fantasy row I mostly hoed for so many years too read these books. Either the ones I missed that everyone else caught onto in high school or the newer ones I would never have heard of.

Anyway, I'm still plugging along and enjoying the hell out of it (even if The Fifth Sacred Thing is so hippyish it should drip patchouli). What are you reading these days? Is it rocking your world?


Olman Feelyus said...

I'm in a bit of a reading funk this last month or so. I don't know what it is, but I'm spending more time doing stuff, gaming or futzing around on the internet to get any real reading done. It'll come back. I like hearing of your updates, though, so keep it coming!

downtown guy said...

Thanks! Yeah, shit can get in the way, but I find I always come back to reading before too long.

Anonymous said...

The Fifth Sacred Thing is so hippyish it should drip patchouliLOLOL!!

downtown guy said...

Thanks for reminding me - I finished that one and never posted about it!