Literary Update

After a summer of hardcore reading (some 20 books, almost all comprised of Michael Connelly and Terry Pratchett, strange bedfellows indeed) I slipped gently into a literary hibernation. I am happy to say that I believe that hibernation is over. All I needed was a change in pace and some time to adjust to my new surroundings. Yesterday I purchased the new Stephen King book, well technically it's the new Stephen King / Peter Straub book.

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Black House

It’s a sequel to a book co-authored by the two of them back in 1984 called the Talisman. It has some definite links to the “Dark Tower Series” which until recently were considered irrelevant because the book was not an actual part of the series. This was debunked when King released a number of books over the last 5 years which had very small links, or in some cases only hints to the fact that all Kings novels are interconnected via “The Dark Tower Series”. This new book supposedly ties up a lot of loose ends in the series and makes the connection much more clear, while leaving plenty unexplained.
As it so happens I had never read “The Talisman” for the very fact that it was a co authored book and I have never had good experiences with them. So needless to say, I need to read that first.
In a strange twist though, I have put them on the back burner as I read another book I just bought today.

GERMS: Biological weapons and America's secret war

This one was an impulse buy that I found impossible to resist. It details the US effort and other countries efforts to develop biological weapons from the 1950’s on, and many of the attacks that have utilized them. Really interesting and informative. Especially in light of the recent 9/11 attacks and the upcoming war.

Anyway, Thats what's new in my library. I must say that the stint of humorous Terry Pratchett books cheered me up and made me smile, and I definitely plan n continuing to read them, but for the moment it’s back to the darker stuff. Hopefully we’ll see another Michael Connelly book in the near future.

And hey feel free to let me know what you are reading at the moment. I always want new ideas…

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~ by David on October 1, 2001.

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