Rattus, so very, very sorry to hear about your illness and upcoming surgery. I'm one of those people who tend to approach difficult things via literature, though, so for me, reading So Much For That under your circumstances make absolute sense. I actually had the privilege of eating dinner with Lionel Shriver (glasses of wine were consumed too, as I vaguely recall...) when she was visiting Sweden doing PR for The Post-Birthday World a couple of years ago. I've been a fan of her work ever since I read and was positively gutted by We Need to Talk About Kevin; I am now a fan of the lady herself. So funny, so wry, so articulate, so utterly cool! I'm totally Lionel Shriver's fan girl and secretly hope that she'll look me up the next time she's in town... but I digress. Oddly enough, I haven't read So Much For That yet. Bought it, yes, but for some unknown reason it's been gathering dust on the shelf ever since I picked it up in, ooh, must have been early this year. Will most definitely read it soon.Originally Posted by Rattus;4124075;
Speaking of books I've bought but have yet to read (do I detect a pattern?), I plan to read Full Dark No Stars over Christmas. Good to hear about the can't-put-down factor! I quite liked Under the Dome and one of the short stories in the otherwise so-so collection Just After Sunset, "N", but even so, it's been a while since I was truly awed by Mr King. This just might be it.