In book club (Halloween edition) – Stephen King’s The Shining. Hard to read without memories of the film haunting you, but a page-turner nevertheless. Hard to say if this sort of thing can ever be as scary as it was the first time around.
Picked up in the wake of a reading and book signing – Jonathan Lethem’s Amnesia Moon. Vintage work riffing on assorted post-apocalyptic memes. Lethem read from Chronic City at the Coolidge (sponsored by Booksmith) and I’ll buy that eventually, especially because he mentioned the spherical hamburgers of Jackson Hole in the first chapter.
From the remainder pile – The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester. It took me a chapter to realize what was going on, but after that I laughed out loud more than once.
Picked up at the PRC’s lecture – Keith Carter Photographs, a 25-year retrospective. A lot of people call photographs (and other things) magical, mystical, lyrical, etc., This guy is the real deal.