>LibraryThing (What? You don’t know about LT? Go here!) has an Early Reviewer program where LT members can opt into a lottery for ARC’s. I just received an email indicating that I snagged another one: The Story of Forgetting, by Stefan Merrill Block. It’s a debut novel and it sounds interesting from the description of it on the LT web page:
…”[t]hree narratives intertwine to create a story that is by turns funny, smart, introspective, and revelatory….Through the fusion of myth, science, and storytelling, this novel offers a dazzling illumination of the hard-learned truth that only through the loss of what we consider precious can we understand the value of what remains.
I’m looking forward to this and hope I get my copy before my next business trip. An interesting novel is always good to take on a long plane ride, especially in winter when delays are possible.
I’m struck by this in the author’s bio on the publisher’s (Random House) web page: …was born in 1982. I expect that he is an awesome writer if he has a first novel published at age 25. I won’t hold it against him that I have shoes older than that. A bit humbling, actually, considering that it sometimes takes me an hour or more to write a simple blog post, and the various short stories & other writing ideas I have seem to develop at a glacial speed. To be clear: that’s the speed glaciers have moved over the past centuries, not the speed that global climate change is causing them to melt.