I finished The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
. It was really good and I'm looking forward to reading more Stephen King in the future.
Since finishing it I have read The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
by Aimee Bender. It's a bit of a mixed bag as far as short story collections go. Some stories are great, others fail to land. Worth a look for any fans of magical realism.
I also read The Man Who Wouldn't Get Up and Other Stories
by David Lodge which was a nice little collection. Some great shorts in there.
I read Under The Skin
by Michael Faber which was a great novel. Really drew me in because I never quite knew what to expect. I plan to watch the film this week (though I've been told it's very
different to the book).
Today I finished For Esmé - With Love and Squalor
by J. D. Salinger. It was a decent collection but I was a little underwhelmed. I think it's a case of another book (or more accurately, another writer) being oversold to me. It was worth a read, but nothing special.
Next on my pile is Dracula's Brood
, another vampire collection edited by Richard Dalby. I like vampires