Do you like to read?
Do you like to read things that aren’t about video games?
Welcome to Quest Text, where we’ll (tastefully) scratch that itch you have for handheld chunks of dead trees. At Quest Text we’ll be reading and discussing a different novel each month (or so, depending on the length of the book).
The first book we’ll be discussing is The Hollow City by Dan Wells. You can find it on Amazon here, or at Barnes & Noble here. If you are able, picking the book up from a local bookseller would be fantastic.
On August 13th we will begin discussing the first portion of the book here on Sidequesting, so you have three weeks from now to get your hands on a copy and dive in. We’ll divide the book into thirds (roughly) and open up new discussion topics each week based on the progress of the novel.
During the three weeks that we’re talking about The Hollow City, we’ll also be figuring out what out next book will be. To nominate a book, you can leave a comment here or send me a tweet (@asminott) with the title/author, or with a direct link to the book’s Amazon or B&N page. From the suggestions, I’ll pick four or five that look the most interesting and put them up to a vote.
A few criteria for Quest Text books:
- Genre fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, mash-ups of such, and the like)
- Stand-alone novels are preferred. Short series that are already completed might be considered, but would be rare. (That means no Game of Thrones)
- Please avoid media tie-ins. We’re not going to read Mass Effect, Halo, or Gears of War novels.
- First person to say Fifty Shades gets a crate of angry badgers UPS’d to their front door.
Any other questions or ideas? Let us know in the comments, and let’s get some literacy all up in here!
Michael Shipman is paranoid schizophrenic; he suffers from hallucinations, delusions, and complex fantasies of persecution and horror. That’s bad enough. But what can he do if some of the monsters he sees turn out to be real?
Who can you trust if you can’t even trust yourself? The Hollow City is a mesmerizing journey into madness, where the greatest enemy of all is your own mind.