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Noen ganger tenker jeg at jeg leser for mange bøker samtidig. Men det er vanskelig å gjøre noe med en vane du har hatt veldig lenge. Jeg har alltid en bok på nattbordet, og en bok i stua. Så er det en e-bok jeg har lånt fra biblioteket på appen eBokBib. Det vil si at jeg har den på mobilen og alltid med meg, til de gangene en må vente på noe. På mobilen har jeg også lydbok som jeg hører på når jeg går tur med hunden. Men jeg har også alltid en bok på Kindelen. Det er veldig lett å kjøpe bøker til den, ett klikk og ingen som ser at haugen vokser. Det er også en ting å passe på.

I det siste har jeg hatt tegneseriene American Gods på Kindelen. Den er laget fra boken med sammen navn av Neil Gaiman, etter at Tv-serien (med samme navn) kom ut. På nattbordet ligger Vi ses i morgen av Tore Renberg, han kom akkurat ut med bok tre i Teksas-serien, så jeg må lese de to første. På mobilen har jeg Profetien om Laura av Alexander Sandtorv og lydboken En moderne familie av Helga Flatland. I stuen leser jeg Medusas web av Tim Powers og det er den du skal få en smakebit av.

One wll at the corridor was paneled with a row of mismatched old doors: they had been salvaged from a number of long-demolished hotels an apartment buildings, and though there were only plaster behind them, he knocked at the one that was supposed to have come from the Garden of Allah bungalows on Sunset Boulevard, torn down in 1959.
In the shadows he saw Madeline’s reluctant smile. “Aunt Amity always knocked on that one whenever she went by,” she said. I remember.
He picked up the bags and walked up to where she stood. “And she always said, ‘When is a door not a door? When it’s a wainscot’ That’s paneling. Which all these doors are, now that they’ve just got a wall behind them.”

Fra forlaget:
In the wake of their Aunt Amity’s suicide, Scott and Madeline Madden are summoned to Caveat, the eerie, decaying mansion in the Hollywood hills in which they were raised. But their decadent and reclusive cousins, the malicious wheelchair-bound Claimayne and his sister, Ariel, do not welcome Scott and Madeline’s return to the childhood home they once shared. While Scott desperately wants to go back to their shabby South-of-Sunset lives, he cannot pry his sister away from this haunted “House of Usher in the Hollywood Hills” that is a conduit for the supernatural.

Decorated by bits salvaged from old hotels and movie sets, Caveat hides a dark family secret that stretches back to the golden days of Rudolph Valentino and the silent film stars. A collection of hypnotic eight-limbed abstract images inked on paper allows the Maddens to briefly fragment and flatten time—to transport themselves into the past and future in visions that are both puzzling and terrifying. Though their cousins know little about these ancient “spiders” which provoke unpredictable temporal dislocations, Ariel and Claimayne have been using for years—an addiction that has brought Claimayne to the brink of selfish destruction.

As Madeline falls more completely under Caveat’s spell, Scott discovers that to protect her, he must use the perilous spiders himself. But will he unravel the mystery of the Madden family’s past and finally free them. . . or be pulled deeper into their deadly web?

Du finner flere smakebiter hos Flukten fra virkeligheten.