Talk about two vastly different authors and writing styles. The King book consists of four novellas and I'm currently in the midst of one titled, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. And let me just say that I am hooked. This story is unputdownable, but I'm making it putdownable as I don't want finish it just yet. I am so engrossed in Red's story of life at Shawshank and of his friend, Andy. I must admit that as I read this story I can't help but imagine Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as the characters - heck, I even want to watch the film version again when I'm done with the story. Stephen King has really outdone himself with this short - makes me realize how much more I prefer his non-horror stories.
As for the Vonnegut, it is terrific! KV is my all-time favorite writer, so in my completely biased opinion - he can do no wrong when it comes to his writing. Look At The Birdie is a collection of unpublished short stories. They are quirky, funny, and filled with his dark humor. I am loving them all! Right now I'm in the middle of one where the characters are falsely accused of murder in a corrupt town where they have no chance of beating the rap. Its pretty intense and I'm on the edge of my seat reading it (which I love!). Plus, I am really enjoying looking at Vonnegut's drawings interspersed throughout the book - they are fantastic!
Of course, the new Murakami comes out today, so these books will be put on hold. I'm just waiting for my book to arrive and then I'm settling in to read my new favorite book - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. I can't wait!! Happy Reading!!