“Sit in a room and read — and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time. This realization of life can be a constant realization in your living. When you find an author who really grabs you, read everything he has done. Don’t say, ‘Oh, I want to know what So-and-so did’—and don’t bother at all with the best-seller list. Just read what this one author has to give you. And then you can go read what he had read. And the world opens up in a way that is consistent with a certain point of view. But when you go from one author to another, you may be able to tell us the date when each wrote such and such a poem—but he hasn’t said anything to you.”
The thing is though…
About reading in this digital age?
Make it so much easier:
[via Amazon]From Karin Slaughter comes a fast and furious tale in which no one is quite who they seem. This electrifying eBook novella featuring Will Trent is a prequel to Slaughter’s upcoming novel, Unseen.
Detective Will Trent is standing in a Georgia convenience store, waiting on an obstinate Icee frozen drink machine. To the surveillance cameras and bored staff of the Lil’ Dixie Gas-n-Go, however, Will appears to be someone very different—the menacing ex-con Bill Black. Going undercover as Bill, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent is about to infiltrate the most corrupt town in the most corrupt county in the new American South. But first: his Icee.
Everything changes in one horrific instant, as all hell breaks loose at the Lil’ Dixie. A cop is shot. A bag of cash goes flying across the floor. A young woman disappears while a killer takes off in a battered pick-up truck. Within seconds, Will is in pursuit.
Though the exact reason why?
Is beyond me:
More than a decade after becoming one of the first authors to publish an e-book, horror writer Stephen King has turned his back on digital publishing.
The best selling writer has refused to allow his latest book Joyland to be published in digital format
He hopes his fans will continue to buy his books in the print form and give a boost to many booksellers worldwide who are struggling to compete against e-books.
‘I have no plans for a digital version,’ King told the Wall St. Journal.
‘Maybe at some point, but in the meantime, let people stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one.’
His decision will be welcomed by booksellers who have been hit by a drop in visitors to stores due to the increasing popularity of e-books.
King’s latest book, which is set in North Carolina amusement park in 1973, is tipped to be a best seller.
His decision to turn his back on digital publishing comes as sales of e-books are at an all time high. with 457 million sold last year
Digital books generated $3bn in revenue last year – and increase of 44 per cent on the previous year.
Kudos to you, Ms. Slaughter.
As for you, Mr. King?
What a killjoy!?
Does this mean, however, I will not be reading Mr. King’s new book?
Pffft, hello, we are still talking Stephen King here. So, yes, I will definitely be reading it.
But it might take me awhile to actually GET to book store, hence the “Dang & blast…”
It all, inconvenience.
Just give me something to look forward to, I suppose.
How about you?