Taking a day off to read Road To The Soul by my beautiful and amazing friend Kim. I love reading her fiction as it takes me back into a zone i remember as a teen doing the Ursula Le Guin/Tanith Lee/Anne McCaffrey/Madeleine L’Engle trip. Or contemporary: Philip Pullman, Neal Stephenson.
You know when you get a pile of sandwiches or a bag of crisps and just escape – joyously – into a rad book with a “fuq-yeah!” hero/heroine?
Here is the official blurb but i am, obviously, recommending that you go out and get this book for either yourself or someone who needs to go Neptune Tripping and yet stay totally relevant…In-the-Now…
“…With the second book in her latest trilogy, bestselling author Kim Falconer delivers another searing and imaginative journey of intimacy and adventure, magic and technology. Road to the Soul returns to the hidden world of Gaela, an agrarian based magical world where all things — animal, tree, stone, river and storm — are considered equal. Grounded in heavy research in magic and astrology, Road to the Soul is a story about real people in extraordinary situations—nano-tecnology, witchcraft, quantum computers, fast horses, hot sex, stunning tattoos and environments on the brink of destruction…”
And whilst we are on this subject, what is or has been your most Beautiful Escapist Book Read Ever?
I am thinking that, for most of us, it’s a childhood reading jag…That is when you read sans self-consciousness and it’s before secondary school so reading is JUST for leisure. No need to obey dictates of an education department, gather info nor even write an essay to show you “understood” it…