#FridayReads: May 26

It’s already quitting time, and I’m a little late to the Friday Reads party…but I’m here, it’s raining, it’s a holiday weekend, and I’m ready to read!

amelia-grayI finished Gutshot by Amelia Gray this week, and it was totally crazy banana pants. The stories were creepy and sort of terrifying but utterly intriguing, and there were many stories I read more than once as I tried to really understand Gray’s twisted mind. Gray constructs her stories in such a strange way – some feel like full short stories, others are snippets of something far darker, and still others feel like a macabre stream of consciousness or lucid dream. Gutshot was less of a short story collection and more of a peek into a world we can only hope is far, far from reality. I am really interested in reading Gray’s novels, and I think I’ll be putting at least one of her longer works on hold soon.

51cn1dnlzgl-_sx328_bo1204203200_I continue to read Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show by Eric Scott Fischl, and I am making it my Friday Reads again this week because I REALLY want to finish this one. I am a little lukewarm on this story thus far. I’m a little more than halfway through, and I have mixed feelings about Fischl’s writing. I am invested in the lives of Potter and Mercy, but I haven’t formed an attachment to Josiah McDaniel or Sol and Ag. I’m intrigued by Hedwith, but there hasn’t been quite enough for me to feel that I’m in his story. I am hoping that the book picks up in the second half, and I really do plan on finishing it this weekend (especially since Monday is a work holiday for me).

That’s what I’m reading! I’d love to know what you’re reading, if you have thoughts on these books, or if you’ve got recommendations for what I should read next, so let me know in the comments or over on Twitter.

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Until next time, happy reading!



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