Sunday, March 06, 2011

Winter reads

Book #4 -Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham. My first read of the Fables story and I love the concept. The artwork was awesome,too. The stories of Snow after marriage, King Cole, and others were awesome.

Book #5 -Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill. I had heard people say this was one of the scariest things they've ever read. I listened to this on the drive to & from work, but it stuck in my head when I wasn't listening. I looked forward to getting in the car. It was quite creepy in spots and I even gasped and jumped a couple of times. The long "final showdown" was a bit excessively bloody, I think. Overall, I liked it.

Book #6 -The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Narrated by a very sharp, TV-educated dog and chock full of endurance auto racing analogies, I didn't expect to like this. I'm not a dog or an auto racing person by any stretch. But in the end, it's about a dog and his master and their journey thru life. I thought the race analogies quite insightful. And I didn't care that the dog wasn't always doggish. There were things that could have been improved, of course, but overall, a pretty good book.

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