I have been reading Bruce Handy’s Wild Things The Joy Of Reading Children’s Literature as An Adult. In it is a reference to Portnoy’s Complaint which I had heard of but never read so I filed that away to read later.
Farther on Handy mentioned the Grimm’s Fairy Tales which I have been reading off and on over this last year. He spoke of the way the tales were old and weird. He compared them with other authors not quite so impure. I sat here thinking that I am reading these things and learning about another world. One that isn’t just King, Deaver, Cornwell, or Gaiman.
Reading is essential in one’s life if you are to grow and learn. I’m sure Handy’s novel will introduce other suggestion to follow up with. But for now I’ll continue to search my new world.