Today has been a very reading-ish day. I started it off finishing Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, one of Douglas Adams's masterpieces.* Here's the review I posted on my goodreads account:
This book is amazing in so many ways. It starts off being funny, and that doesn't stop pretty much for the entire book. Then it gets a little confusing, but in a good way, and then sort of chords of sense and organization start peppering throughout the book, until it hits a crescendo of weird logic in the most beautifully well written way possible.
Then I started reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson, which is about two teens in the Chicago area who happen to have the same name. I don't know if it was the way their writing works together or if both John Green and David Levithan are just that brilliant,** but this book never gives you a point where you want to put it down. Here's my review of that one:
Brilliant book. Packed with angst, but in an incredibly effective and accessible way. Green and Levithan do an amazing job of weaving the deep, resonant subject matter together with the funny, clever and beautiful characters themselves and their interactions. The ideas never overpower the plot, and the plot never overpowers the ideas -- and neither any of the ideas nor any of the characters overpower each other. Absolutely excellent.
I gave both of these books 5 stars, which might suggest that my 5 stars isn't worth much, but I hope it suggests that they're both totally worth reading -- definitely books to get your hands on.
*All of Douglas Adams's books are masterpieces. **I haven't read any of either of their other books, though I intend for that to change.