Daily Archive for November 6th, 2008

Scared

When I was in Iraq, I read a book by Dean Koontz called Odd Thomas.  I really liked it.  Last year, I discovered on accident that 2 more books (now 3) have been written about Odd Thomas.  Keeping an eye out for them at used book stores, I finally found #2 and recently read it.  Not as good as the first, but definitely interesting enough for me to want to jump right in to book 3.  I picked that one up at the library earlier this week, so you know I must have really wanted to read it.  :-)

At one point in this book there is a very suspenseful chase.  I was actually scared because of it.  The last time I remember being scared by a book was WAY back in 7th grade when I was 13!  That time it was by a book called The Dark is Rising.  Not very scary by my standards today.  :-)

Thinking about this, I was reminded about how I read.  I talked with Sharron about this and she doesn’t think this is the same for her.  When I get in to a book, the words go away.  I know I’m still reading them, but in my head the images of the book are like a movie to me.  I’m not sure if this is true for everyone, but when I was reading the description of what Amazon is trying to accomplish with the Kindle, they mentioned a similar phenomenon.  So, just like with a scary movie, this book caused me to be scared.  :-)

Just for the curious, the last movie that scared me was 1408.