Monday, February 21, 2011
SBD but first pretty covers again
I'm reluctant to blog because that would push my covers down. So wait, let me post them again and then get on with blogging.
P of L = MARCH 1
MB = Release... soonish, not sure when.
Okay. SBD. I just listened to most of a John Grisham, The Confession. It was all about the execution of an innocent man. I can't imagine listening to that thing if I had any pro-death penalty leanings. I'd be screaming at the thing the whole time. No! No!
I admit, I figured out what was going to happen, and skipped ahead so maybe I missed the emotional wallop.
It was relentless. The writing was interesting because it wasn't what you're supposed to do. A gazillion POVs, no brilliant prose, clunky, lots to telling (not showing). It all seemed to add up to a style of nonfiction as if he was filling some kind of a report. And that worked for what he was doing -- writing a areyoufuckingkiddingme? screed about the death penalty, at least as it's carried out in Texas.
But now, either something uplifting or junky. It's too February out there and now I want a book without death in it. I'm waiting for the Kim Harrison book--released tomorrow--but I imagine it'll be a big mess too. The last couple have been big swirly messes, but I'm not giving up on them yet. Still too much fun.
Seriously, I want something with more fluff. That'll go on my tombstone: More fluff, dammit!