Books everyone is talking about 2018
Everyone Talks by Lee ChildIm a huge fan of Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series, so I was thrilled to stumble across a short story he wrote in 2014, titled Everyone Talks., which is made available for free on Random House Australias website. See link to the story below.
Its an entertaining read, with some highly unusual aspects for one of Lees Reacher stories. It opens with Reader laid up in the hospital with a gunshot wound; the story contains a sizable flashback; it mixes first and third person tenses—quite unusually in that the first-person parts are not in Reachers POV.
After greedily gobbling down the story, I sat back to admire it from a writers perspective. Lee does a fantastic job of transitioning from the present into the flashback where the gunshot wound takes place, then back to the present. After moving into FB mode, the scene segues into the standard third person-past storytelling style Lee uses, somehow managing to make readers feel they are in the moment with Reacher, even though its being told in past tense, and also as a FB. Great stuff.
Lee also manages to plug in an unexpected twist at the end, which checks all the advice boxes: the outcome is unexpected, and yet organically fits the rest of the story, and the action taken is somewhat unexpected for Reachers character, so call it a double dip.
Whether youre a Lee Child / Jack Reacher fan or not, the storys definitely worth a read. . . .
My November 2018 reads: (Includes) Books every creative should read - Episode 3
Best New Books of 2019
Not sure where to start? If you'd like to catch up, here are the very best books of This book is both full of heart and utterly heartbreaking. Mirza guides the story with a gentle hand as the rounded, flawed characters confront racism, addiction, and generational divides. It originates in a Pune, India spice market and eventually spreads internationally, reaching Arlington, Virginia, where husband-and-wife duo Ory and Max have holed up in the forest for safety. Shepherd mixes in elements of multiple genres, like post-apocalyptic thriller and fantasy. It was just nominated for the National Book Award shortlist , and for good reason.
Mark our words: If You Leave Me is the book everyone (and their mothers in book club) will be talking about this summer. Crystal Hana Kim's.
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