Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What should I... *trails off, drooling*

My brain is a bit of a scrambled mess right now.

I'm taking a graduate course, which I believe I've mentioned here, and the writing I'm having to do is academic.  Extremely repetitive.  Different.  Not bad, just different.

I have a baby.  He wakes up in the middle of the night.  He cries.  He's ridiculously cute.  I think about him a lot.

Work is busy.  That's why they call it work.

Rutgers is going to the Big Ten.

Basically, there's a lot of static right now.  So I'm not reading.  I'm not writing fiction.  I pick up a comic book every once in a while.  But I haven't felt this out of the loop with the writing world since 2002.

But there is some light ahead.

My class is done in 3 weeks.  I'll have some time to myself.  I'll get to finish Sean Chercover's THE TRINITY GAME, and read Dennis Lehane's LIVE BY NIGHT and our own Jay Stringer's OLD GOLD.

But I'll probably need one more.

So give me a suggestion world.  I'm out of the loop.

What should I read?


Jerry House said...

Steven Torres or Victor Gischler. Lately I've been going through their books like peanuts.

Bryon Quertermous said...

The Prophet by Michael Koryta. It's kind of a PI novel but not really and kind of a serial killer but not really and kind of about football but not really. It's great.

Ben said...

Get sum' Hilary Davidson. Girl can write.

Henry Dane said...

I think you'll really enjoy LIVE BY NIGHT. I sure did.

I also went back and reread the Mitchell Tobin series by Tucker Coe (Donald Westlake). Dark, but lots of fun.

Just began Roger Smith's MIXED BLOOD, as recommended on this blog. Looks promising. Also eager to taker on Robert Crais's SUSPECT soon.

Guess you can tell I'm not taking any graduate courses. I'd rather be reading fiction!