I didn’t finish reading anything in the past week. I went to the library on Tuesday, swearing that I wouldn’t check out any books since I still had two out. Yeah, like that happened…
Deal Me In: I read “The Other Hangman” by John Dickson Carr after pulling 8♣. Set in an unnamed Western town, the tales tells of the last hanging that occurred there. The first two-thirds of this story was great. Lots of atmosphere and small town civic pride. One not-very-nice man is sentenced to hanging for the killing of another not-very-nice man. But in the last few pages the entire narrative is turned on its head with an epic told-not-shown. It all made sense in the story, but the telling of it was pretty disappointing.
What Am I Reading Next Week?
- Poe: A Life Cut Short by Peter Ackroyd – I really should manage to finish this in the next couple of days.
- Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters: Inside His Films, Notebooks, and Collections by Britt Salvesen, Jim Shedden – This is a shiny book that caught my eye at the library.
- The Spectacle of Illusion by Matthew Tompkins – A shiny book that padded out my recent Amazon order.
I’ve been checking movies out from the library too. Searching (2018) is one of them. The conceit of this movie is that everything that the audience sees is what is on the screens and desktops in David Kim (John Cho)’s life as he searches for his missing daughter. It works, mostly. There was a meme a few years back putting John Cho in every movie. I’d be good with that.
I’m working on this and that. Summer league started last week and I started back on my watercolor painting class. But mostly, Eric and I have been playing some EverQuest 2 in our spare time. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve seen a few of these updates:
Reesa is not fond of orcs and she’s been busy.