Currently Reading: Atwood and Bradbury
April 27, 2012 § 4 Comments
I’ve been reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury for quite a while now. I don’t know whether it’s just me, or it’s the book, but I can’t seem to get ahead with it. Maybe I’m not in the right frame of mind. The language used is definitely different from the kind I’m used to. It seems that the book just demands loads more attention, lest I miss out on a detail or two.
I like the idea behind the writing, surely. And there are quite a number of phrases in it that I’ve tagged, and will hopefully quote here when I’ve finally done reading it, and can pen down my thoughts.
In the meantime, though, I’ve borrowed a book of shorts by Margaret Atwood from the library – Good Bones. I’ve only just picked the book up yesterday, and have only gone through the first few shorts. But each story has managed to just suck me in like a vacuum. Each story had its own style, if that is at all possible, but at the same time, there was something distinctively similar. Maybe it’s the voice behind the stories. Or the ideas.
I’m starting to believe that Atwood will end up on my list of authors-to-love.