Odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
- William Gibson: how I wrote Neuromancer
- The Truth: A Three-Star Review Is Not a Bad Review — I think I missed this when it was first published last year, and I know I did when they re-posted it in January. But for some reason, I saw it twice on my social media feeds this week — which is both good and bad, I was in the middle of writing my own version of this at the time and I stopped because this got into my head and mine would’ve subconsciously ripped bits off (or sounded like I had, even if I’d written them before I read it). But hey, I got to write/read other things, so yay!
- Terry Pratchett’s name lives on in ‘the clacks’ with hidden web code — As much as I wanted to be, was never a Pratchett guy, but this is cool.
- Placing Literature Maps Out Real Places You’ve Read About in Books — Warning: you could lose many hours here
- Crime Novelist ACE ATKINS Comes To Comic Books with NICK TRAVERS: LAST FAIR DEAL GONE DOWN — I read the first Travers book, and it was nice, but I wasn’t compelled to grab the next one, still, glad to see Atkins leaving his mark on the world — this looks like the kind of comic Travers belongs in.
- 10 Bookish Feelings We Need English Words For ASAP — Sharanya Sharma nails this one.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Morning Star by Pierce Brown — the trilogy comes to a conclusion — and something tells me there’s a lot of death, destruction, and twists along the way. I’m hearing very good things about this.
- Dead Is Better by Jo Perry — A ghost solving his own murder with a ghost dog by his side — okay, my paraphrase doesn’t sound nearly as good the description on Fahrenheit Press’ site, click the link and it’ll convince you.
- Atlanta Burns: The Hunt by Chuck Wendig — Atlanta Burns’ senior year looks like it’ll be tough and violent and twisted — basically, like the rest of her life.
- As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley — A new Flavia de Luce novel means I’m even further behind.