April's Readers Choice : Boy's Life, by Robert McCammon
What an unexpected turn of events. This month's suggestion comes from This is Horror's Bob Pastorella himself and the book is Boy's Life, by Robert McCammon. A whopping 608 pages door stopper. Quite the turnaround from the thirty-eight, eighty-three and eighty-six pages long winners from the previous months. Looking forward to the challenge, to be honest and I'm quite excited to get into Robert McCammon blind. I've heard positive reviews about his work, including Dan Schwent's immortal "I really wanted to hate this book, but couldn't" rant on Goodreads, but I know nothing about what McCammon write about. Here are all the other books that were suggested for this month :
David Joy - The Weight of this World (suggested by Bill Baber)
Warren Ellis - Gun Machine (suggested by Jonathan Bravard)
H.L Humes - Men Die (suggested by Jonathan Bravard)
Gregory Bouthiette - The Book of Adventure (suggested by Joseph Bouthiette)
Till Lindeman - On Quiet Nights (suggested by Joseph Bouthiette)
David Barbee - Bacon Fried Bastard (suggested by Joseph Bouthiette)
John Wayne Communale - Charge Land (suggested by Kelby Losack)
Hubert Selby Jr - Requiem for a Dream (suggested by Ryan Bracha)
David Benioff - The 25th Hour (suggested by Ryan Bracha)
Chuck Barris - Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (suggested by Ryan Bracha)
Colson Whitehead - The Underground Railroad (suggested by Nick Kolakowski)
Thomas Mullen - Darktown (suggested by Andrew Learoyd) *
Ernest Cline - Ready Player One (suggested by P.J Ste-Marie)
Here's the video of me picking the winner on Facebook Live, last Saturday. I've ordered the McCammon book already. It should arrive this week and my review should land next week or the following. This one will require reading time management if I want to fit it in!
* Shit, that looks great.
** Shit, that looks great TOO.