Participating in the Read-A-Thon is, well, not much different than most of my weekends. But, I set aside the book I have been reading, Resurrection by Tim Curran, to plow through a few novellas. So, having finished four, all published by Deirium Books, I thought this might be a good time to talk about what I have read, so far.
First up was Immun3 by Michael McBride. Uhm, I'm not sure what to say, for fear of giving too much away. The 3 in the title refers to a certain percent of the population. (It's called Immun[e]. I think you can figure out what I'm talking about.) This is another great story, with great style, from Mr. McBride. Do I really need to say any more?
Next we have The Separation by Ronald Malfi. A story of loss and obssession. A creepy tale with a great ending. Oh, and a scene with a horse that is just...I'm at a loss for words. (Get your minds out of the gutter! It's not that kind of scene!)
Sandy DeLuca's Darkness Conjured reminded me of Rosemary's Baby. A home for pregnant girls, ghosts with dire warnings and cries for help, and pacts made in shadowy rooms makes for an atmospheric tale. Easily the spookiest of the four book I have ead, so far, today, this one is a definite winner.
Finally, It Drinks Blood by J.F. Gonzalez. I was very much looking forward to this one, for it's pulp fiction roots an it's connection to the torso murders in Cleveland, Ohio. BUT...while the story was pretty good, I found this to be rather poorly written, and there were far too many mistakes for my liking. (See my previous blog concerning proofreaders, or, rather, a seeming lack of proofreaders.) I guess three out of four isn't too bad.
So, that is what I've read for the beginning of Dewey's Read-A-Thon 2011. Now, back to the books!