Sometimes fiction stays in its pages and only comes to life when it’s read. But some fiction spreads like wildfire, well beyond the pages it’s told on and into the hearts and minds of millions.
You Shall Know Our Velocity! drew me in from the start with its numerous questions—What happened to Will’s face? Where did Will get this money? Why does he want to get rid of it?—and leaves me with just as many by the end.
The Green Toad Bookstore is a great place to stop if you’re in the Catskill area. It’s a locally owned shop in Oneonta, New York that’s evolved over the past few years as it’s changed ownership. They carry a decent selection of just about everything from fiction to nonfiction, despite their small shelf space. They also... Continue Reading →
“I’m the best auctioneer in the world, but no one knows it because I’m a different sort of man. My name is Gustavo Sanchez Sanchez, though people call me Highway, I believe with affection.”
“I think that’s the thing about fiction, that you live in it for a little while but you must forget it, sometimes totally forget it, in order to go on with the rest of your life,” Lacey writes.
The Farthest Shore continues to prove that Le Guin is a master not just of fantasy but of writing itself.
“I'd watched too many schoolmates graduate into mental institutions, into group homes and jails, and I knew that locking people up was paranormal - against normal, not beside it. Locks didn't cure; they strangled.” Scott Westerfeld.