As I mentioned in an earlier post (A Rose By Any Other Name), I started to read Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Alison Goodman) early last week. However, around the same time, my lovely friend Kerry from Saving My Sanity started to read To Ride Hell's Chasm (Janny Wurts) as part of a GoodReads Book Club. Now, I simply adore To Ride Hell's Chasm; I would start waxing lyrical about it but we would all be here for a very long time, and time is precious *grin*
Anyway, Kerry has been sharing her insights on the book with me as she reads...and the book was calling. Definitely calling. And I simply had to answer...it would have been rude not too, wouldn't it? *grin* So, Eon: Dragoneye Reborn was returned to the library and I was picked up (and was swallowed whole by) To Ride Hell's Chasm. I was rather nervous to begin with; To Ride Hell's Chasm is one of my favourite fantasy novels and I was worried it wouldn't live up to my memory of it. Plus, the writing style is...a little different...and I was concerned I wouldnt' be able to follow it as well as I once had.
And was the grass greener on the other side? Well, WRT To Ride Hell's Chasm, yes, yes it was. As I mentioned, it isn't the easiest book to read - the author has an unusual way of phrasing, but the insight and the imagery that phrasing reveals is well worth it. What's more, I haven't found it a slow read, and even 400 pages in I'm not bored by any stretch of the imagination. It's slow pace works (for me).
So, while reading one book do you ever get enticed by another? And if so, do you answer the call, assume the grass is greener on the other side (in other words, with the other book) and swap? It's just that I'm wondering if I'm the only one with no willpower...
And...a side note: have you ever been worried about re-reading a keeper? Worried that it will not live up to your expectations? (Apologies - I'm
full of questions today :)