WWW Wednesday – 2018/05/09

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WWW Wednesday is a book meme run by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading

SkeletonCrewI’ve made a lot of progress on Skeleton Crew by Stephen King since last week, though I’m disappointed that I didn’t manage to finish it. I’ve really enjoyed most of the last several stories I’ve gotten through in this collection. I’d last left off with “The Raft” which I knew the basic plot of, but really enjoyed finally reading firsthand. It’s a simple yet effective horror scenario with a paranormal element: my favourite. The last batch of stories has really emphasized how varied this collection is, including a science fiction tale of a pair marooned on a strange desert planet, a Word Processor that can change reality, and a young man recounting how he fell in love and went on a killing spree. Some are better written than others, but I’m really enjoying that how this book keeps me on my toes.

Recently Finished

YodasSecretWarSince last week I read through Yoda’s Secret War by Jason Aaron et al, the fifth volume Marvel Comics’ currently ongoing Star Wars series. There’s some general Rebel Alliance mishaps going on with C3P0 having been captured by the Empire, but it really just works as a frame for Luke to read Obi-Wan’s journal, which recounts the tale of a strange experience a great Jedi Master once had. This master, unnamed to Luke, was Yoda. Years before the Clone Wars he answers a strange call in the Force to an uncharted world populated by warring tribes of children. I absolutely love when Star Wars stories do weird things with the Force, and this story certainly goes to some strange places without compromising existing lore. It’s nothing too surreal, but a lot more interesting than random rebel exploits. I wish writers for this franchise would do this sort of thing more often.

Reading Next

Shortly after I finish Skeleton Crew I intend to dive right into The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien, and then I will be done with The Lord of the Rings—probably forever. I’ve waded in these waters too long. Far too long. It needs to be done. It will be done. Other than that you can expect to hear about some more Star Wars comics. I’m on a roll with them and really want to get caught up.

7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – 2018/05/09

  1. I feel you on Lord of the Rings. I have mine set aside for (what I hope is) lazy summer evenings. I stupidly re-read the Hobbit and couldn’t bring myself to jump right into the big three.

      • Sadly, the pace of the Hobbit is what has me stuck on the precipice of reading the trilogy for the last….oh, 6 months. I just need to do it already!

  2. Everytime I see Starwars I can’t help but laugh. I think it’s the only hyped books/movies that I havent tried reading/watching yet. hehe… have a great reading week..

    • It’s the only expanded literature I read other than the Hellboy series. Usually I don’t care much for alternate media tie-ins. Why do you laugh?

      • Because, Star Wars have been in my TBR/TBW since I was a kid… and yet until now… It’s ridiculous because not only I have some of its books, my father has a collection of its movies.. and it’s very famous but I can’t get myself to it.

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