RIPXII Group Read — Slade House
I’ve started listening (again) to Slade House by David Mitchell (Random House Audio, 2015) for the RIPXII Group Read with Andi of Estella’s Revenge and Heather of My Capricious Life. I started it once before – thinking it came before The Bone Clocks (which I read back in January in a readalong with Care of Care’s Books & Pie) – and have been wanting to get back to it.
So far I’ve noticed a few references to people/things from The Bone Clocks but Slade House seems to be a companion novel rather than a sequel, so far. I think I understood the events early in Slade House sooner because I’ve read The Bone Clocks, but it’s not necessary to read them in order, unless you’re a stickler for that sort of thing. (Which I do happen to be. Obviously.)
Slade House so far is a haunted house story like you’ve never read before. The narrators of the story change frequently. Some of the characters who tell their stories of visiting Slade House are more likeable than others, but all have been desperately unhappy. Hope for the best, but expect the worst could be their words to live by.
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Whenever I take on a reading challenge (e.g. read x number of books in y amount of time), I fail. Miserably.
This goes for Readers Imbibing Peril, too – the challenge to read a certain number of horror or suspense titles from Sept. 1st to Oct. 31st. So I wasn’t signing up this year.
Don’t have time, and never follow through, anyway. Just make a fool of myself saying I’m going to read this and that and then don’t.
Now that we’re into October, though, and it feels like fall, it couldn’t hurt to peek at Stainless Steel Droppings to see what’s happening with Readers Imbibing Peril…and what do I find out?
Yup. I’m in!