Eileen brought me home a book recently. Above are the UK, USA and Canadian covers respectively. It’s a first novel by Steven Hall called Raw Shark Texts. It’s a very difficult book to describe. The main character has lost his memory, but that’s not the point. He is receiving letters and packages from his former selves, not to help him regain his memory so much as help him escape a surreal creature that is stalking his memory. The book is told in a matter of fact first person. The wildness of the imagined story reminds me more of Poe than science fiction or fantasy.
I’m about a third of the way in. Very interesting.
Today, we drive over to Fenton and help the parents and Mark and Leigh do some chores around the home there.
I’ve been trying to find some interesting mp3s to download. U of Illinois has an afternoon magazine with online mp3s. American Radio Works has some interest back programs available. I avoid podcasts. I prefer to choose by mp3 download what I will listen to. Silly me. Everything seems set up for podcast. Whippy skippy.