Post by Pittsnogle_Goggins on Jul 16, 2020 16:39:18 GMT
I’m not a huge reader in general any more. Would like to try to r4ad a bit more but don’t want to tackle anything too dense or difficult. Last two books I’ve read were Pop 1280 and The Martian. Really enjoyed both and looking for stuff comparable.
Post by Tommen_Saperstein on Jul 17, 2020 6:18:48 GMT
Stephen King's short fiction! Night Shift, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Everything's Eventual, and The Bazaar of Bad Dreams are all quality collections filled with spooky diversions. Very easy reading. As longer-form stuff goes, his novella collection Full Dark No Stars is pretty good too.
Some crime recs off your Thompson - I'd rec some Charles Willeford; Wild Wives or High Priest of California or The Woman Chaser or Understudy for Death. Really anything from him , most of his books are under 200pgs and aren't difficult to read at all; and he cleverly builds his themes and characters and his endings don't ever wimp out either. Something more "pulpy" (and lesser known) Epitaph for a Tramp by David Markson. Something outright comic - Help I Am Being Held Prisoner by Westlake. Outside of those, random but Jesse Eisenberg's short story collection Bream Gives Me Hiccups is a very funny breeze to read.