WWW Wednesday – July 8, 2020

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme run by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. Check out her post and others over on her blog!

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

Different SeasonsI started reading Different Seasons by Stephen King over the weekend, though I’ve been busy the last couple days and haven’t made any further headway. It starts with the novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption,” which has been really interesting as a big fan of the film. The film is actually quite faithful to the story, it just tells it a little more chronologically and streamlines some of the story points. Red is our sole narrator, and while he’s Irish in the book, there is no escaping hearing it all in Morgan Freeman’s voice. I think it’s all the better for that. I’ll be finished this story in the book sooner rather than later, so I guess I just have to wonder if it has any surprises in store for me that were left out of the film. The rest of the book is fairly unknown territory, at least. Regardless, it’s great to read some classic King again.


Recently Finished

Hellboy Unnatural SelectionOver the weekend I also finished reading Hellboy: Unnatural Selection by Tim Lebbon, the fourth Hellboy novel. With all of it said and done, I want to say I have mixed feelings, but it’s actually weirdly straightforward. I think I’m going to remember this novel better than the other Hellboy books I’ve read so far because of how simple the story is. I don’t necessarily mean this as a strike against it, though I certainly do feel certain things could have been done much better. The premise was just simple enough, with memorable action and some evocative characters, that it will leave a better impression on me than some of the more complicated plots of other Hellboy books. I’ve been more preoccupied this week, but I should have a review up soon.


Reading Next

Through the WoodsI’ll be occupied with Different Seasons for a little while, I’m sure, so no novel has been chosen next, but I do really want to start reading Through the Woods by Emily Carroll, a comic book collection of short horror stories. I recently heard about this collection in a video discussing horror graphic novels, showing it as an example of some of the better stuff that has come out of Western comics lately, which made me eager to give it a look. Flipping through the pages, the art looks lovely, and I can’t wait to read through it.

Until next week, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own post down below.

12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – July 8, 2020

    • They’re pretty fun, though the best Hellboy stuff can definitely be found in the main comic book series. The novels and anthologies are really only a media tie-in to those.

    • Its certainly an undertaking in terms of page count, but so far I don’t think any of the stories in Different Seasons are horror, so if that’s what keeps you away then maybe you’d like to check it out 🙂

      • That’s true. But to be fair, if my entire life could be narrated in his voice, I’d be willing to sacrifice a few people’s souls to make it happen. Just saying. It’s a voice that was clearly meant for narration lol.

  1. I’ve heard about Through the Woods a couple times before and I’m curious to hear your thoughts on it! I’ve been seeing more horror comics and graphic novels lately and it is something I want to try. Happy reading!

    • As much as I’ve loved horror my whole life, it’s usually been an appreciation for films. I haven’t read nearly as many books or graphic novels as I feel I should.

      • I don’t watch many films in general so I’m not versed in the genre well anywhere 😅 Joining the book community has definitely increased my interest and appreciation for film though. I do love seeing how stories are adapted through different mediums. I would love to watch more horror as well.

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