Some Great Books

February 6th, 2008 • Posted in News |

I’ve read a couple of stunning books lately:

EVERY DEAD THING by John Connolly – took me a long time to try this writer’s work, but this book just blew me away. Brutal, heartfelt, thrilling, there were two or three places where I had to stop reading and just sit back and think about what I’d read. I can’t wait to read more of his work.

THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy – I finished this book about 5 minutes ago. It’s shattering, and horrific, and quite beautiful, too. It made me cry more than once, and this is a book I’m going to remember for a long, long time.

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2 comments on “Some Great Books”

  1. John Dixon says:

    THE ROAD was a tough, beautiful read, and its final paragraph is the most powerful paragraph I’ve read. It almost seems the whole book is a prerequisite for the reading of that final paragraph.

    One particularly unsettling passage was the man’s musing on whole blocks of language, words and idioms no longer anchored with referents, calving away forever. *shudder* Weird thought, that.

  2. Rich says:

    THE ROAD was an awesome book. I’d previously read Blood Meridian (very different, but just as amazing) and was looking forward to this one. I loved every mintute of it and although it’s kind of meandering it manages to be very heartfelt and harrowing at the same time. A truly believable post-apololyptic world.

    I’m half way through EVERY DEAD THING and I’m really enjoying it. Great settings and a nice blend of the mob and the macabre. Cheers for the tip.


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