Feature & Follow (September 7) – Current Read

Welcome to the Feature & Follow Hop, hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read!

If you’re here for the first time, I’d love if you could follow via email, RSS, LinkyFollowers or Networked Blogs. Just let me know your follow method of choice in the comments, and I’ll be happy to return the favor.

And if you’re not new, welcome back! Repeat visitors are better than finding a pair of jeans that make you look two sizes smaller than you actually are, yet are still strangely comfortable. But not better than finding out that they are on sale for 75% off, because that would be ridiculous.

Today’s question is:

What are you reading right now? What do you think of it?

I am currently reading The City’s Son by Tom Pollock. I requested it on NetGalley because another blogger — and I can’t even remember who it was now — was raving about it a couple months ago. So far I’m only about 15% of the way through, and I honestly don’t know my thoughts. The world is fascinating, but I’m not completely connected to the characters yet. And I’m not sure if I’m a fan of stories told from two POVs where one is first person and one is third. I like consistency in multiple POV stories.

So I’m undecided. I’ll let you know my thoughts when I finish. At least I can say this for sure — the world-building is unique. Very unique. There are demon-esque trains. That fight. And a being made out of garbage scraps, who is, as far as I can tell, a good guy. That right there made it worth picking up.

17 thoughts on “Feature & Follow (September 7) – Current Read

  1. I know what you mean about a story’s structure sometimes being a turn off. I’m working on ‘Misfit’ right now, and it’s told in the 3rd person present, which makes it feel like I’m reading stage directions in a play. I’m not sure if I like it or not. But a person made out of garbage? Way too cool.

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  2. A girl at the library where I work was having a difficult time with City’s Son too. Although, she told me she wasn’t into it because there wasn’t any romance. 🙂

    I like romance, too, though, but it was pretty funny the way she said it.

    I am not a fan in general of books with alternate POVs. Some exceptions of course (Pushing the Limits!!!!), but I generally prefer books from one POV. The only book I’ve read where one POV was first person, and the other was third-person was Of Poseidon. I did not care for that book.

    Anyway, I was checking out your About Me page, and I love the picture with the “It’s not a cook book folks”! Seriously funny!

    I’m a new follower.
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  3. I just finished reading a book called The Lace Reader that switched between first and third person. It really caught me off guard the first time the switch happened, especially because in all my creative writing classes I was told to not do that! I guess my classes just weren’t creative enough 🙂 It seems to be on the rise in fiction. Anyway, I hope you end up liking the book. It sounds like it has the potential to be great!

    New follower! I love your premise by the way. Reading is ALWAYS better than housework!

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