Whenever i shift my focus, i simply must post about it, it's a form of testing the waves, see if it holds up.
So, as you may know if you read my posts as of late i am swept up, totally by Library of America. I'm addicted to the feel of it, how when it's brand new how it "relaxes" after some use. Am i a loon or what??
So the gist here is, as exciting as reading King again is, i have to save him for later, or so i think now, and everything except the 4 Thompsons would be from LOA. So the LOA selections i'd choose that i've not mentioned yet are (drumroll)
Women Crime Writers - 8 novels in 2 volumes including the one that was made into the noir classic Laura, which btw was one of my chiropractor's faves
The Shirley Jackson Collection, all 6 of her novels plus some short stories, if you don't already know she's pretty high up in modern gothic horror, Netflix likes to adapt her
Mary McCarthy - complete fiction, 7 i think novels plus other goodies, this was a product of hunting, she looks good, intelligentsia stuff ;)
Robert Stone - 3 novels in one volume over 1,200 pages, i look at this and it says, "let me engross you"
And the complete novels (5) of Carson McCullers, a review that described her as an American Jane Austin will not be the reason i go for this.
Everyman's Library's editions of James Ellroy also beckon to me, and indeed if i could i would get all i'd want, and let the devil take the hindenburg, but i'm situated as it is in constricted circumstances, which ironically seem to sort of heighten the effect of what can be gotten.