Sunday, November 16, 2008

Currently Reading...

2 books in the current reads list.
Nothing unusual if you know me.
I often have 2-4 books going at the same time.

Who Can Save Us Now?
(Brand new Superheroes and their amazing (short) stories)

Edited by Owen King and John McNally

Ill fully admit that seeing Owen King's name on the cover is what first drove me to pick this book up (I'm a huge Stephen King fan, and I've read some of Joe Hill's books (Kings son)) I knew His other son Owen wrote too, but had not read anything yet so I was intrigued(he has a short story in this collection). And after reading the back I was sold.

Twenty-two of today's most talented writers (and comics fans) unite in Who Can Save Us Now?, an anthology featuring brand-new superheroes equipped for the threats and challenges of the twenty-first century -- with a few supervillains thrown in for good measure. Edited and with contributions by Owen King (We're All in This Together) and John McNally (America's Report Card), Who Can Save Us Now? enriches the superhero canon immeasurably.
With mutations stranger than the X-Men and with even more baggage than the Hulk, this next generation of superheroes is a far cry from your run-of-the-mill caped crusader. From the image-conscious and not-very-mysterious masked meathead who swoops in and sweeps the tough girl reporter off her feet; to the Meerkat, who overcomes his species' cute and cuddly image to become the resident hero in a small Midwestern city; to the Silverfish, "the creepy superhero," who fights crime while maintaining the slipperiest of identities; to Manna Man, who manipulates the minds of televangelists to serve his own righteous mission, these protectors (and in some cases antagonizers) of the innocent and the virtuous will delight literary enthusiasts and comic fans alike.

With stunning illustrations by artist Chris Burnham, Who Can Save Us Now? offers a vibrant, funny, and truly unusual array of characters and their stories.

Also on the list...
Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay

I had heard of the Showtime series starring Michael C Hall (Who I loved loved loved in 6 Feet Under) and was immediately interested in the concept. When I found out it was based on a book I ran out to Borders and picked up the first novel, Darkly Dreaming Dexter. Shortly after finishing that I was back to pick up the next book, Dearly Devoted Dexter. I loved them both (and season one of the series. Hall is perfect as Dexter IMO)
I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of Dexter in the Dark in paperback form and so far I am not disappointed at all.
I love this character, and I love these books.
It is wrtten differently than the others..and Im not 100% sure where Lindsay is going in his explanations of Dexters mysterious "Dark passenger" but I cant say anything more till I finish it :)


In his work as a Miami crime scene investigator, Dexter Morgan is accustomed to seeing evil deeds. . . particularly because, on occasion, he commits them himself. But Dexter's happy existence is turned upside down when he is called to an unusually disturbing crime scene at the university campus. Dexter's Dark Passenger – mastermind of his homicidal prowess – immediately senses something chillingly recognizable and goes into hiding. Dexter is alone for the first time in his life, and he realizes he's being hunted by a truly sinister adversary. Meanwhile he's planning a wedding and trying to learn how to be a stepfather to his fiancĂ©'s two kids – who might just have dark tendencies themselves. Macabre, ironic, and wonderfully entertaining, Dexter in the Dark goes deeper into the psyche of one of the freshest protagonists in recent fiction.

So thats what Im reading now...

What are you reading (the 2 people who read this blog)


Anonymous said...

I'm reading Twilight, dear. I'm on chapter 13.

AJ said...

i am currently reading Catcher in the Rye.