Guess what’s coming in April? That’s right – another masterpiece by Canada’s BEST writer ever! I have read all his work and regularly re-read all of them, as there is always more to be found in their depths. I’m glad I don’t have to choose which world to inhabit permanently, as I’d be hard put to it to choose . . .
It’s been about two years since the last one (Under Heaven), so I’ve been suffering from withdrawal symptoms and have re-read most of them several times. (good thing I have a lot of favourite authors, isn’t it?) I’ve already reserved a copy of River of Stars at our local indie bookstore, which I love dearly (Audrey’s Books, if you are passing through Edmonton and need a book fix). That one will be a gift, so I have also put the title on hold at our library; I can only hope they will be purchasing this.
The library has downsized their books so drastically that I can no longer find most of the books I love (and love to re-read); whole sets of my favourite authors are no longer to be found. When this started, I would start to cry every time I went to the library (at least once a week in those days), as I saw the shelves with bigger and bigger spaces and then being taken down altogether. I miss my old favourites so much! Now I only go when Mum needs new reading material and mostly I read what I take out for her.
If you haven’t had the joy of discovering Kay’s work, I hope you will check them out soon. For me, “The Lions of Al-Rassan” stands as the greatest book about love, but not sentimental, Hollywood ‘love’; the real thing; with it’s hard choices, challenging recognitions, rewards, sacrifices and work. I could go on, but I won’t. This is a writer for thinkers. Ok, I’m stopping now. Except to say: if you do read some of his work, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it . . . oh, and I’m adding a link to the Bright Weavings website, in case any of you devour books at the same speed . . . I suppose I should apologize in advance for all ensuing addictions, but I won’t . . . better than chocolate, and that’s saying a lot!