Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Two more done. . . slowly

Well more than two done. I've read six of the Sookie Stackhouse series (and looking forward to the other three) and have just finished Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked this way comes.

First Dead Until Dark, is the first in the series of Charlaine Harris' Vampire series. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading these books, - paranormal urban fantasy at its best. Although as the series progresses the storyline becomes repetitive - its still really fun to read - which sums up this series. These books are entertaining and escapist fantasy, not serious 'literary' reading. Personally from a writer's perspective an entertaining book which is light and fun to read is much harder than writing a 'masterpiece' - Bravo to Charlaine Harris!

The next book i read off my basics list was 'Something Wicked this way comes' by Ray Bradbury. It took me the same time to read six of Sookie books as reading Something Wicked. The time taken to read this book wasn't due to 'making myself' read it but mostly due to the complexity and layers of the book which is reflected in Ray Bradbury's unusual (but amazing) writing.

Definitely a book i'll need to reread to comprehend more fully, as i think it has more to reveal.