While checking out blogs this morning, I came across a very interesting post by Susan, talking about an essay from Ursula Le Guin’s The Language of the Night about why we read fantasy. She also talked about Susan Cooper’s books The Dark is Rising and Greenwitch. I listened to both recently and planned to start the next book in the sequence, The Grey King after I finished listening to Magician’s Gambit.
I made a comment to that effect and Susan commented back to ask if I would like to join her and Nymeth in reading The Grey King. It sounds like a great idea, so I emailed her to say I’d love to join in. I’m going to start The Grey King today as I was getting bored with Magician’s Gambit anyway. I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep up listening to the book (I listen I lot more slowly than I read), but if necessary I can nip downstairs and grab my copy off the shelf and speed up the process by doing some reading as well. The audio is 5 hours and 40 minutes long, so it certainly isn’t as long as some books. I hope I’ll be able to play along.