If Only We Could Read Faster (for November 9)

If time and money were infinite, this is what we would buy and read.
This week it’s something new, something I missed last week, and something free.


Full Dark, No Stars
Stephen King
Let us take moment to appreciate the incredible balls it takes to put the words “no stars” in the title of your book. Okay, now let’s remember that Stephen King has two previous collections of four novellas (which is what this is) and both of them contain some of his absolute finest work (The Long Walk, The Running Man, The Body and Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption).

Everything You Know is Pong
edited by Eli Horowitz and Roger Bennett
If a tribute to table tennis with a pun-based title and a contribution from Nick Hornby is pong, then I don’t want to be right.

Young Junius
Seth Harwood
This story of a remorseless teen’s bloody, revenge-fuelled rampage through a housing project is available as a free audiobook from iTunes–just search for “Young Junius” or “Seth Harwood”–and my natural inclination towards sarcasm is completely disarmed by free shit.
Well-played Harwood, you  magnificent bastard.

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