Since last week, I’ve been working on finishing two books that have lingered on my Currently Reading list for the past four months. I just recently finished The Visitors by Rebecca Mascull, a tender, supernatural drama that takes place during the late Victorian era. I remember starting this book back in May but after 70+ pages I just left it where it was and didn’t pick it up again until last week. Shame on me, because it’s a lovely read and only under 260 pages long.
I’m now working on The Anubis Gates, a sci-fi/historical fantasy novel by Tim Powers. I started it back in late April and -surprise, surprise- stopped reading after the second chapter, when the protagonist, Prof. Brendan Doyle realizes just how huge a predicament he’s in. Having not read too far into the story, I think I can pick up where I left off without needing to backtrack sixty-five pages. A refresher wouldn’t hurt though, since I have a bad habit of skimming over the details in Powers’s exposition.
One book that isn’t in danger of me abruptly quitting it is Stephen King’s horror epic, IT. I’m in too deep, 446 pages deep to be exact, and I’m not even halfway through it. But for a book as thick as a brick, I have yet to encounter a dull moment. Wish I could say the same about the t.v. adaptation that came out back in 1990. The biggest novelty about that miniseries for me was that the judge from the 80’s show Night Court was playing grown-up Richie Tozier.