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Today is a slow day for me. Finding myself with little strength or motivation, I am opting to do as little as a possible. It was a long week with the nonhusband being in CA again, so my focus was on work and kids. Posts were limited. We have spent this weekend just catching up so I have little to share. Today is a quick weekly recap with a follow-up post announcing the You Choose, I Read selection (which I have yet to look at!).
A Boy and His Dog
By Harlan Ellison
Kindle ASIN: B01G4MZ6YW
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian
In an alternate world in which John F. Kennedy survived and scientific breakthroughs in animal research and telepathy allow for advanced communication with animal companions, fifteen-year-old Vic and his telepathic dog, Blood, scavenge the wastelands of a war-torn United States, survivors of a nuclear World War III between the Americans and the Soviets. While Blood guides Vic toward women—to be used for sex—Vic ensures that Blood has food, but the symbiotic relationship is put at risk when the pair meets Quilla June Holmes, who lures the boy to an underground civilization. A piece of shocking, dystopic science fiction, A Boy and His Dog questions the boundaries and nature of love while crafting a vision of a dark future guaranteed to leave chills.
Good reads blurb shortened.
*Warning – this title contains graphic content that will not be suitable for all.
Okay. The truth is I really like and dislike this short story at the same time. The difficulty lies within the fact that very elements I disliked about the story played into it so well. Ultimately I am going to rank it highly, and will not be able to dispute those who disagree. After all, the content is difficult and reading is so individualized.
The writing is on par for the post apocalyptic theme and must have been well ahead of its time. I cannot imagine what a stir this graphic story might have generated in 1969. That combined with the fast pace, well-developed plot and twisted ending, delivers us a brief but rewarding experience that explores a boy’s love for his dog. Recommending for fans of dystopian reads that can stomach sexual and violent content.
By V. R. Stone
A serial killer who wants to quit. A detective struggling to keep his personal life out of a murder hunt. And a celebrity psychiatrist facing an incredible challenge. Three damaged individuals, linked by their traumatic histories. They’ve chosen very different paths. Now those paths are about to cross.
Sarah Silver is a hedge fund manager – from Monday to Friday she makes a killing in the markets. At weekends, though, she hunts men, not profits. Martin White used to be a brilliant detective. But his family, judgement and self-control are deserting him. And Karl Gross has sold millions of books on serial killers. However he’s a controversial figure in the medical community.
Can Martin keep it together and catch a killer who commits almost perfect crimes? Is Karl capable of unravelling Sarah’s psyche and putting an end to the killing? Or will she disappear when she realises that the hunter has become the hunted?
PsychoAnalysis is a psychological crime thriller that explores the grey area between good and evil. Why would a woman kill for fun? Can she be understood? Can she be stopped?
“The mind is like an iceberg. Most of it lies beneath the surface, a subconscious universe of thoughts we can’t observe. It contains memories too painful to remember, elicits emotions we don’t want to feel, and makes us do things we don’t understand.”
- On Sunday, I introduced a new feature: You Choose, I Read.
- Goodreads Monday featured The Girl by Emma Cline.
- Benny Neylon discussed MGWS and provided all 4 eBooks for a generous giveaway (today is the last day to enter).
What did you read this week? Any favorite posts I should check out from around the blogosphere? Share with me below. Let’s chat 🙂 Wishing you each a pleasant week ahead my friends. Happy Reading!
“A book, too, can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,’ a living ﬁre to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
– Madeleine L’Engle