It is time for us to let you know what we are curtrently reading, and once again Jo is away – this time visitng the states after the World Fantasy Convention. But never fear Nicola and I are still here to keep you up to date with our reading habits. Have you read any of these books? What are you currently reading? Let us know below.
I’ve only just started this book, so forgive me if the first thing I talk about is the cover, because I think this is one of the most beautiful book covers I’ve ever seen (only marginally beaten by The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, another stunningly beautiful David Mitchell novel). It’s unusual, detailed and the more I find myself looking at it, the more I find I want to look at it.
Besides that the story itself (insofar as I’ve managed to read it) is compelling, and provokes a good deal of curiosity in the reader: I am not sure what’s coming, but I am sure that it is going to be good. The main character is an embittered young teenager who is both wise and naïve – annoyingly so – but it is all written in the way any self-absorbed teenager is, it does not go overboard, and as such she is written perfectly. I have been hooked pretty much since page one, and I can’t wait to see where the plot goes from here.
The Bone Clocks is available in Hardback from Foyles for £15.00.
The best Marvel comic, if not the best comic, I have read this year. If you had not read this I recommend that you order it now. The art work is different from anything else I have seen in a Marvel book and it is breath-taking. Every single panel is beautiful, as you would expect once you see the stunning cover.
To match this Matt Fraction’s take on Hawkeye is a delight. He is funny, charming and fully capable in his role as Hawkeye, a member of the Avengers, but he also doesn’t take himself too seriously. This makes for a fun, fast paced read that I would recommend to any fan of comics.
Oh, and I haven’t even mentioned Pizza Dog yet. You will love Pizza Dog!
Hawkeye – Volume 1: My Life As A Weapon is available online from Waterstones for £10.69.