In which I finally get around to talking about Nine Parts Bluster and Other Stories by A.Z. Anthony, which is a very good collection of four not-very-short horror-ish stories which I read, enjoyed, and lost in the depths of my Kindle. And now I’ve remembered them, I need to go see what else he’s got out…
As had previously been observed, I hoard books on my Kindle like that prehistoric squirrel from Ice Age. It doesn’t matter that I’m not going to read it right now, I need it. Just in case all books disappear from the world, I must have a lifetime’s supply in my Kindle, which is now at the point that every time I look at the unread list I feel a little faint and have to go lie down in a darkened room. Which normally results in my browsing social media which is full of all the books I don’t have yet, and must have. Must. (I bought 9 Parts Bluster because I chatted to A.Z.Anthony on twitter for long enough to wonder what he wrote.)
Which goes a long way to explain why it can take me a terribly long time to get to a book if I don’t read it immediately, and also why anything I do read gets rapidly buried under the new books. Which is also why I often feel horribly guilty that I buy books from very nice people and never tell them how much I enjoyed them.
I enjoyed this. Thank you. More about Chen and Senesio, please!
Have you read Nine Parts Bluster, or any of A.Z. Anthony’s other work? Did you enjoy them? And how’s your Kindle looking? Does the to-read list send you to a darkened room? Let me know below!