What I’m Reading
Just finished Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill. Cargill is a writer for Aint It Cool News and wrote the screenplay for the movie Sinister. There were two kinds of fantasy I used to avoid: Arthurian based tales, and anything about faeries. With the way Jim Butcher has handled the fae in The Dresden Files, I have sinced changed my mind about that, and am glad for that after reading this book. Dreams and Shadows is about two young boys whose lives are disrupted by supernatural beings, and what happens to them as they grow from boys into young men. That is as brief a synopsis as I can give without revealing much of the story. The main “hero” is named Colby Stevens and I hope Mr. Cargill has plans for him in future books. The book was a little more grim and gritty than I was expecting, but that didn’t lessen my enjoyment of the book. If you enjoy “urban” fantasy, then I think this is for you. If you don’t, give it a try anyhow. It is well written and the characters draw you in.