Saturday, August 28, 2010

Charlaine Harris book and blog: what's she's reading and what it's like to be a writer these days

Charlaine's blogs this week is as always about what she's reading but she also writes about what it's like being a writer these day. She highly recommends Columbine , it's non- fiction and about exactly what you think it's about and it's really, really good....

Books of the Week:
* Columbine, Dave Cullen
* Married with Zombies, Jesse Petersen
* From Hell With Love, Simon R. Green

These three books couldn’t have provided a greater contrast, obviously. Though I hesitated to revisit the pain and anguish of the event, I’d heard so much about Columbine that I thought I’d try it. Anticipating I wouldn’t finish it, I even bought a used copy. To my surprise, I read it quickly and without a pause. Cullen’s style and his conclusions after an intensive study of all the available material make the pages fly by; it’s both understandable and suspenseful. And if you remember the first conclusions thrown out by the press – that Harris and Klebold were two bullied geeks determined to kill the jocks who’d persecuted them – you’re in for a shock. Frankly, I’m glad my children were out of the awkward-teen phase when I read this book.

Read on here