The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
- The same person who recommended I read Risk Pool (blah) recommended Edgar Sawtelle around the same time (years ago). This was one of the best books I’ve read in years.
Girls in White Dresses
- Read while at airport, fine airport reading. Wouldn’t recommend.
U and I
- A better read about being a writer than On Writing. Fell in love with Baker.
- I love King, I’m a huge fan of The Dark Tower series but I didn’t get much out of this. I think so many blog posts, etc have recycled/summarized his tips that I didn’t need to read the book.
How to Be A Woman
- Not as great as people said it would be, some moments of sudden clarity, she struck a few profound thoughts in my head but her writing style (I hate when authors use all caps) bothered me.
- Told through reviews/entries on a message board, read the entire thing in one sitting, great, gave me nightmares for a week.
Tiny, Beautiful Things
- I’m an idiot and for some reason assumed the advice would be different than what I’ve already seen on The Rumpus.
- Oh, the ending is so creepy and made me so angry.
- Was frightened it would be another Girls in White Dresses, it wasn’t - it was great. The plot was obvious and characters stereotypical except for small, wonderful quirks that kept the story fascinating and horridly realistic.
- Picked it up during U and I, can’t get past his perfect metaphors, to the point that it becomes a distraction from the narrative. Kinda don’t love it?
Tenth of December
- Saunders is great, all his character voices sound the same, bothers me.