aka that time I didn’t have a post ready so I went with this one.
This week, actually this month, has been pretty slow reading wise for me, so maybe telling you what I’m reading this weekend will motivate me to actually read.
I feel like everyone and their grandchild knows the synopsis of It, but for the few of you who live under a rock –
To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live.
It was the children who saw – and felt – what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .
The adults, knowing better, knew nothing.
Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality
I haven’t gotten very far into this (this shit is MAMMOTH) but I see why people say this is one of his most memorable pieces. It’s a lot to take in.
Wicked River is set to come out in May 2018, and it’s also very intense. If it does it right, this one could definitely be a top contender in its genre.
Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated, back country honeymoon seems ideal: a chance to start their lives together with an adventure, on their own. But just as Natalie and Doug begin to explore the dark interiors of their own hearts, as well as the depths of their love for each other, it becomes clear that they are not alone in the woods.
Because six million acres makes it easy for the wicked to hide. And even easier for someone to go missing for good.
As they struggle with the worst the wilderness has to offer, a man watches them, wielding the forest like a weapon. And once they are near his domain, he will do everything in his power to make sure they never walk out again
Tell me that doesn’t sound intriguing to you?
Anyhoo, I’ll get back to it.