I've stuffed my Audible wish list full of items I optimistically hope to consume over the coming months; from self-help to business, foreign languages, biography and memoir, and a few hitherto unread classics as well.
Music fills the space in American Honey, literally: papering over the cracks, the warped joints and the eclectic histories of the young road crew.
Crais specialises in a kind of page-turning action-hero-with-a-heart thriller, based around the LA private detective Elvis Cole and his un-readable partner in crime, Joe Pike. Crais has churned out around twenty novels over the past thirty years. I seem to have read most of them.
High-Rise is a cautionary, futuristic tale that uses a megapolis middle class housing estate - 'the high-rise' - to pick, prod and poke at a very personal and intimate humanity composite.
I really want to do more reading for pleasure during 2016. It's a pledge that I've made to myself for the last couple of years but have, ultimately, been unable to fill.