Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Richard Mayhew’s ordinary life is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. This small act of kindness thrusts him into a world he never knew existed – the London Below, populated by all manner of strange and sinister beings. Seventy pages in, and loving Gaiman’s penchant for the bizarre.
The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Vol. 1 edited by Walter Hooper
“… an inside perspective to Lewis’s thinking during his formative years.” Bought the Kindle edition for .99 during a sale. It’s a hefty volume, somewhat dry in places, but I relish the opportunity to learn more about one of my favorite writers (in his own words, no less).
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
“The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.”
Face to Face by Steve Wilkins
Meditations on friendship and hospitality. I’ve heard excellent things of this book, and my Mom recently finished reading it, so now it’s my turn. From Chapter 1: “The clearest evidence that we live in a degenerate culture is the fact that we practice so little genuine biblical friendship.”
A Defense of Poesie and Poems by Sir Philip Sydney
Syndey’s work was referenced multiple times in The Christian Imagination, and the bits I read there were very good; lo and behold, with a little digging, I managed to find the entire thing in Kindle format. I highly recommend it, particularly to those inclined to view the reading and writing of fiction as little more than a waste of time.
What’s on your bookshelf right now?