- Paul Bradley: Twenty hertz
a dose of British existential drone.
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J and I teased B for quite a while and he finally agreed that he should read a book, and he said that if we could agree on one book to recommend to him, he would read it. We settled on Dune
That's odd. Married friends of mine once insisted that I simply HAD to read Dune. They said it was the best book they'd ever read, and were SURE I'd like it, despite the fact that I didn't care for science fiction. They bought me a copy also, but I don't think I got past page 50.
Actually, about 20 years ago, one of my friends "B" admitted to me and one of our other friends "J", that he (B) had never read a book since high school.
J and I teased B for quite a while and he finally agreed that he should read a book, and he said that if we could agree on one book to recommend to him, he would read it. We settled on Dune and even bought him a copy. He said he was serious that he would read it, but months later, he had only made it to page 3, and never picked it up again. At that time, he had only been out of high school for five years but in the 20 years since he has still not read a novel, and I'm pretty sure he will never read another novel in his life.
Ok. Contemporary fantasy:
R. Scott Bakker: The Darkness That Comes Before
First of a trilogy (The Prince of Nothing). Stunning work !!!
Yes, simply stunning. It will make you read all three.
I hadn't hear of this author, or this book, or this series, but it sounds interesting.
Is it just me, or is Canadian genre literature going through a really strong period?