What does a writer do when he isn’t writing? He reads, of course.
August 2017 was a terrific month of reading, as I benefited from the additional free time a vacation provides. For those interested I took the family to Disney World for seven days, spent another four days at a pretty resort in Orlando, then dropped my daughter off in Tallahassee for her freshman year of college. Very exciting and emotional times to say the least.
A Disney parks vacation tends to leave little time for reading as we are inside the parks for most of the day and evening, before retiring bleary-eyed to our beds at night. However, pool time and sunbathing comprised the four post-Disney days spent in Orlando, during which I read one entire novel (The Troop) and half of a second. On a weird note, I met a man in an elevator who looked strikingly like Jack Ketchum but wasn’t.
Quite unfortunate that he wasn’t the real deal.
Scott Nicholson provided me a welcome return to Solom, a journey which began with his novel, Solom: The Scarecrow. Jack Ketchum’s The Lost and Nick Cutter’s The Troop particularly stood out. I don’t write this lightly, but believe me when I say The Troop is one of the ten-scariest novels I’ve read. A should-be classic.
That’s it for this month’s reading list. What have you read this summer?