WWW Wednesday – April 12, 2023


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

American PsychoI’ve made only a small amount of progress on American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis since last week, and it honestly felt like not a lot remarkable has happened, except for an attempt on taking the life of an associate whose girlfriend he’d been sleeping with, which ended up taking a homoerotic turn that left Bateman bewildered and pathetically seething and his would-be victim not murdered. It seems to me that a lot of this is establishing how he does pretty much whatever he likes in life without consequences, which is not really surprising, but I’m hoping the emphasis means I get to see some good squirming on his part as they start to catch up with him. It’s hard not to assume snippets of the film that I’ve come across won’t come into play, which is fueling some of this speculation.

Recently Finished

Twistwood TalesLast night I decided to read through Twistwood Tales by A.C. MacDonald, which is a recently released book of comic strips. I first came across the author/illustrator online, as these were originally web comics, and I’ve been following them for a while now. This collection appears to include original work as well, though the book only collecting work that already exists online would not have deterred me from picking it up. I’ve got a soft spot for creepy yet endearing in worlds that follow weird fairy tale logic, and this world appeals to that perfectly. Though many are short strips, included is a fairly lengthy story as well, which has me hopeful that perhaps we can expect to see more longer tales set in this world in the future.

Reading Next

TombsThe other day I picked up a new Junji Ito story collection that I had pre-ordered called Tombs, so I’ll probably be reading that soon. Collections of this binding style have appealed to me more often than others, so I’m hopeful that I’ll like this one. My fervor for Ito’s work has diminished a lot as I’ve read more and more, so I’m honestly not nearly as excited to read this one as I would have been in the past. Though I maintain that some of his work is legitimately brilliant, it bums me out a little that my enthusiasm has become so subdued. I can’t help but wonder if it would be different if I had moderated myself more.

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