Saturday, October 24, 2009
Read-a-Thon Hour 2 Update
Reading Now: Freewill by Chris Lynch
It's been __55__ pages and __71__ reading minutes since my last update.
Total Time Spent Reading: 1 hr 11 min
Cumulative Pages Read: 55
Books Completed: 0
Eating?: 1 bowl Banana Nut Cheerios, 1 bowl Oat Cluster Crunch Cheerios
Turns out Freewill can probably be lumped into the "unusually written" category of my Read-a-thon pile, too. Turns out it's written in second person (You!), which is not something I've encountered a lot of in my reading. It's a strange story about a 17-year-old guy who's carving things in a wood shop class that he's sure he shouldn't be in, crafting things out of wood that he doesn't remember. It seems that something profoundly awful must have happened to him, but what it is remains a mystery. The style is so weird, the narration so unrealiable, and the mystery of his circumstances so engrossing that I can't help stopping myself every once in a while to try and figure it all out....