Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This book meme was initially created by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Taking on a World of Words. There are three Ws to answer in each post. What are you currently reading?, what did you recently finish reading? and what do you think you’ll read next? Please feel free to join me in the comments below to discuss your three Ws too!
I have been on a roll with reading recently and I am feeling the positive vibes. I have been receiving some terrific books for review and I am determined to get through them all while I am on this streak. Let’s hope I can keep up this momentum. I hope you enjoy the post and let me know in the comments what you are/have been reading lately!
What are you currently reading?
Synopsis: PRAY THAT THEY ARE HUNGRY…
Kara finds the words in the mysterious bunker that she’s discovered behind a hole in the wall of her uncle’s house. Freshly divorced and living back at home, Kara now becomes obsessed with these cryptic words and starts exploring this peculiar area—only to discover that it holds portals to countless alternate realities. But these places are haunted by creatures that seem to hear thoughts…and the more one fears them, the stronger they become.
With her distinctive “delightfully fresh and subversive” (SF Bluestocking) prose and the strange, sinister wonder found in Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, The Hollow Places is a compelling and white-knuckled horror novel that you won’t be able to put down.
My Thoughts: I am just past the halfway mark and I’m enjoying The Hollow Places, but not in the way I thought I would. I wanted a deeply eerie and scary novel. There are elements of that here but it is overshadowed by a kind of goofy buddy story between Kara and Simon. I am definitely liking the story, though the ambiguity is a little frustrating, and I am beginning to get creeped out more than I am concentrating on these charming interactions between the main characters. T.K’s imagery is absolutely stunning though so top points there. I have processed things that I will undoubtedly be stuck with for years to come. I’m just hoping it ups the dark and tones down the chumminess, if only a tiny bit.
What Did You Recently Finish Reading?
Synopsis: THE UNTOLD STORY OF A GLOBAL OBSESSION DIRECT FROM THE SHOW’S CAST AND CREATORS…
This official, complete history of HBO’s Game of Thrones will draw on the author’s many long days and nights spent on GOT sets all over the world and his countless interviews with cast and crew, many of which have never been published before. Packed with stunning photographs from the show and from behind the scenes, this is the only book that will be absolutely essential reading for every Game of Thrones fan.
Game of Thrones is the biggest television drama ever to have graced our screens. The epic saga of warring families, huge battles, arduous journeys and dying heroes has captured the hearts and attention of millions of fans across the world. But its conclusion isn’t necessarily the end of the story…
James Hibberd has extensively covered the show since breaking the news of its pilot in 2008 and has had more access to the show’s top-secret set than any other member of the media. He was in Croatia when Joffrey Baratheon perished; he was in Northern Ireland when Jon Snow desperately fought in the Battle of the Bastards. He has documented every part of the making of the show and has had exclusive access to cast members, writers and directors.
Thoughts: Fire Cannot Kill A Dragon was everything I was hoping it would be. I am fascinated with behind-the-scenes, making of, stories and to hear the details about one of the biggest TV shows ever created was an absolute pleasure. George R. R. Martin and the Game Of Thrones books already had enough mystery and mythology behind them and to see how that translated to TV was really satisfying. Along with some brilliant cast/crew/director stories and a solid overview how everything came together as well as an honest look at the public perception to the show’s most critical moments made this one of the best books of 2020 for me.
What Do You Think You’ll Read Next?
Synopsis: ZOEY ASHE RETURNS IN NEW YORK TIMES-BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAVID WONG’S SEQUEL TO FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS
It’s not easy being twenty-three, trying to organise a kids’ Halloween party. It’s really not easy running a sophisticated criminal empire you’ve just inherited. It’s something else when someone delivers a rampaging disembowelled corpse that smashes up your house and accuses you of being its murderer. How does that even work?
As Tabula Ra$a prepares for its annual Halloween parade –an outrageous and bizarre celebration of the dark secrets of the city – Zoey sets out to prove her innocence. But everyone wants their moment in the spotlight, and bringing Zoey down could be someone’s ticket to fame now she has a price on her head. Seems every jacked-up cyborg steroid junkie in the city wants to cash in on her skin.
In a world of madness, ultra-tech spider-drones and electric crotch whips, it’s down to Zoey, with her team of bodyguards, confi dantes and criminals, to solve the murder, stop Tabula Ra$a from tearing itself apart and finish organising that party.
Thoughts: David Wong (Jason Pargin) is certainly an acquired taste but his novels are badass. His John Dies At The End series has definitely got a cult following but Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits was something different and I really enjoyed Zoey’s story. Zoey is a character that has stuck in my mind for many years, maybe because her ordeal was as scary as it was abstract. It was an almost surreal moment to be asked to go back into this series with Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick (very catchy name). I am intrigued to see where Zoey ended up after the events of the last book and how the crazy world DW has created has evolved. These books aren’t for everyone but I am a huge fan and I am happy to recommend them to anyone. If you like your fiction weird, unsettling yet oddly charming then get involved here.
Thank you for coming by to check out what I been reading lately. I love the last few months of the year for books because it is always a mad rush full of gems. I am aiming to read and review a good portion of my TBR so there might be quite a few of these WWW posts in the coming weeks. Please pop by again to check them out too. And please do let me know what you’re reading at the moment in the comments.