World Book Night! What’re you reading?

Hello everyone!

Sorry it’s been so long since my last update! I’d like to explain why but it would make for a very boring read (basically I moved out then all this stuff happened).

But you’ll be glad to know I’m still working on bits and bobs, I still do the weekly Jonbot vs Martha Webcomic and update my Tumblr with odd doodle that’s not quite blog worthy.

ANYWAYS. It’s World book night tonight, which I guess is a night dedicated to sitting down to that book you always meant to read or finish and blasting through it.

I’ve never been a great reader in all honesty. I remember trying to read Star Wars novels when I was about ten or so and found myself having to re-read every paragraph only to find that at the end of the page I hadn’t taken any of it in.

In the past year or so I’ve tried hard though. I’ve always wanted to be a reader you see, so after watching the first few episodes of Game of Thrones I’ve spent the past year ploughing through the books and look! They’re huuuuuge!

And just at the start of the year I finished ‘A Dance with Dragons’ the 5th book and at just over 1000 pages I was mega proud of myself!

But enough of my Oprah-worthy struggle story. Let’s just talk about what I’m reading and that is ‘The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay’ by Micheal Chabon.

The book is set mostly in New York in the late 30’s early 40’s and follows the exploits of two boys writing a comic book. It has tons of action, adventure and suspense whilst lovingly going into detail about the early beginnings of comic books. I’m afraid I can’t properly articulate actually how much I’m falling in love with this book but if you’re interested definitely go read some reviews or flick though the first few pages in your local library/book shop.

And in typical Neil fashion here’s a picture of the main comic character in the book, he’s called ‘The Escapist’ and he’s just done escaping from stuff!

Wow! So what’re you reading just now? Can you recommend me anything?

Right I have to go now but we should talk more yea?

Take Care!

nx

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5 Responses to “World Book Night! What’re you reading?”

  1. mar-c Says:

    Lucky for you, my next zine is all about books. Have you read His Dark Materials? It’s a trilogy of fantasy books which are aimed at kids but they’re still intelligent and awesome. Otherwise, after GRRM, you’re supposed to get started on Robert Jordan since it’s like 15 books. I’ve done 8 so far I think. They’re pretty tedious at times but you won’t run out of reading material for a long time! Or just just reread the GRRM – I missed tons of stuff until about my third time through – so many hints!

  2. blottedcopybook Says:

    I bought The Hunger Games the other night so that I had something to read in A&E with F. It’s not bad so far, although I am quite sad to be at this place in my life where I don’t measure how far through a book I am by how many pages I have left to go – it’s all percentages now :((

  3. bobzilla76 Says:

    Thats two comments that have disappeared into the ether!

    I’m currently working my way through the games workshop novels purely because I can get through one in a day or two and it’s that or Capt Underpants…

    As for recommendations? If you like GoT then maybe try Edding’s Belgariad books? Bit simpler but as long as you don’t read his other books and realise he recycles his stories they are pretty good. Or Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth books. Just don’t watch the TV series…

    If you like the gritty side of things from Got though try Stephen Donaldson’s Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever. Blew me away the first time I read them.

  4. bobzilla76 Says:

    delete the first one and leave the second one ;)

  5. neilslorance Says:

    Rodger that, thanks for all your recommendations everyone! nx

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