My review of “Bobcat and Other Stories” by Rebecca Lee was published in the News & Observer this weekend. I don’t normally read short-story collections for fun, so it was a great exercise in re-disciplining my focus and expectations.
Now, it’s back to the dusty stack on my nightstand for a few more weeks (another review is due in August). I just finished reading “Gone Girl” and loved it; the suspense was evocative of “A Kiss Before Dying” by Ira Levin, one my favorite books. I’ve also got a few nonfiction titles in the wings, but am taking a breather by re-reading “Trance” by Christopher Sorrentino, a fictionalized account of the Patty Hearst kidnapping.