Lots of reading ahead

Now that the TV repair man has come and gone and I still do not have a functioning set, it looks like I'll be digging into lots of books until they've devised a remedy for a broken mainboard on the Mitsubishi. In no particular order, I've got the new Iain Bank's "Culture" novel, Surface Detail, about ready to crack open.  The new collection of Stephen King novellas, Full Dark, No Stars, arrived from Amazon today and was promptly added onto the pile, along with Vince Flynn's latest.  I'm backlogged on my Lee Child and Brad Thor series, so maybe I can work on getting caught up with those, too.  Comic-wise, I need to start digging in on X-Force.  I've leafed through some of them and the art looks phenomenal.  I am sure that Craig Kyle's and Christopher Yost's stories are going to be terrific, and it looks like there's going to be lots of great twists and turns in store for me there.

Once the TV is back up and running, I've got a backlog of Blu-rays to sit through.  There's lots of box-sets, like the Alien Anthology, Back to the Future, and the forthcoming Deadwood series set.  I'm hoping for a quick price drop on Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, which I missed in theaters but have heard so many fantastic things about.  It's been raking in very good reviews from the various sites and reviewers I trust, and story-wise it sounds right up my alley with its blend of creative energy, high imagination, comic book sensibilities and video game culture.

So back to hitting the books for now.  Sound off below with recommendations!

Michael Patrick Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.

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