WWW Wednesday

Posted July 4, 2018 by Nicky in General / 4 Comments

The three ‘W’s are what are you reading now, what have you recently finished reading, and what are you going to read next, and you can find this week’s post at the host’s blog here if you want to check out other posts.

Cover of The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonWhat are you currently reading?

The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson. I didn’t expect to find it quite this captivating, actually, but somehow it’s really moreish. The dichotomy between the design work for the World’s Fair in Chicago and what H.H. Holmes is doing is kind of jarring, even though the one informs the other, but somehow it works anyway. I’m very curious about Larson’s other work now: none of it sounds like it’d appeal to me a ton on the surface, but there’s something about his writing…

Cover of The Notting Hill Mystery by Charles Warren AdamsWhat have you recently finished reading?

The Notting Hill Mystery, by Charles Warren Adams. It was one of the first detective novels, and the fact that there’s no established conventions does show a bit. It’s an interesting bit of writing, though. The plot revolves around mesmerism and the bond between twins; a little far-fetched, perhaps, but a fun read, even with the stuffier bits.

Cover of Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha LeeWhat will you be reading next?

As ever, goodness knows. I should probably get on with one of the books I’ve already started — like, you know, Revenant Gun — but Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith is kinda tempting me. I only bought it this weekend, but I have a grasshopper mind.

What are you reading at the moment?

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4 responses to “WWW Wednesday

  1. I’ve just given up on Winter Tide, for now at least. It leaves me feeling like I might care more if I had more interest / background in Lovecraft, but I don’t. The worldbuilding feels just enough to stop me floundering but not enough to intrigue me, and I haven’t been grabbed by the characters. I might come back to it.

    Not sure what to read next!
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    • Yeah, I think I had a similar experience. I thought it could be right up some people’s street, but I felt rather disconnected from the characters.

  2. I’ve had a great week and read 4 monster books! It’s better than I expected and sets me up nicely for the rest of the month. I’m reading another sea monster one tonight while I’m on a roll!

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