Sunday, November 04, 2007
The Reading Report
Been reading lots and lots and lots of short stories this week. Many from the Swords Against Darkness collections I mentioned a few posts back. Interesting thing about those is, some of the writers have stories in just about every volume and many use continuing characters, most of whom I wasn't familiar with. Richard L. Tierney's Simon of Gitta, and Ramsey Campbell's Ryre have become a couple of favorites.
I've been reading mystery shorts as well, finishing off The Mammoth Book of Perfect Crimes and Impossible Mysteries. I'm a sucker for a locked room mystery and this is a book full of them. One even has a solution amazingly similar to one I came up with for a story although for a completely different kind of murder. I still need to get around to writing the one about the man found stabbed in an old cedar chest that has been locked from the inside.
Also read a couple of John Jakes' Brak stories which resulted in the DoLB post about the blond Conan clone.
Just haven't been in a novel reading mood the last couple of weeks although I have plenty of books waiting in my to be read pile. Luckily I have lots of short story collections.