Well, today’s DP is truly inspiring. It has spawned two vitally important questions.
- Who the fuck is Franz Kafka? *runs to Wikipedia*
Okay, I’m back. Wikipedia says that he was some insanely influential German writer. And we all know Wikipedia is always right. Just like Google. Okay, so that question is solved. And on to number…
- Why would you want to read a book that bites and stings you? Any time I’ve ever been bitten or stung it was not a pleasant experience. My dog bit me once when I was trying to get her out from under my bed. That fucking hurt. I’ve also been stung by a bee and a hornet. Neither of those were enjoyable experiences, either.
We haven’t quite answered this question, but since Kafka isn’t here to answer it then I guess we have no choice but to move on. I hate leaving things unresolved, but I’ll persevere. I’m guessing you will, too. If not, I’m sure there’s a group for that.
Moving on, I’m guessing what Kafka meant to say (or ask, I think it was a question) was, “What books inspire you?” Or some such drivel. Honestly, I have no idea what the hell he meant. But I will tell you about the last book I read that captured me hook, line, and sinker. Stay Close, by Harlan Coben.
Harlan Coben is, in my humblest of opinions, the best mystery writer today. He has a way of pulling you right into every novel from the get-go. He sucks you in and makes you want to turn every page until the mystery has been solved. Cliffhanger after cliffhanger leave you unable not to turn to the next page. You know how it is with Pringle’s, right? Once you pop you can’t stop? It’s like that with every Harlan Coben book. Once you start reading you can’t put the book down. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve laid down at night to read for a little while before bed-time and ended up staying up the entire night because I couldn’t stop reading a book of his. Damn you, Coben!
But seriously, if you love mystery books and you’ve never read a Harlan Coben book…why the hell not?!?! Get to your nearest Half-Priced Books or library and get one pronto!! You’ll be glad you did.
And you, gentle reader? What book bit and stung you? And did you promptly swat that bitch with a swatter?