Söndags-smakbit # 32
Bloggen Betraktelser ger oss varannan söndag chansen att publicera ett litet smakprov ur en bok vi läser.
Där får du många spännande boktitlar att kika närmare på.
Jag läser nu bland annat en samling skräcknoveller av en av dom bästa, sonen till Stephen King, Joseph King som skriver under pseudonymen Joe Hill (länkad till engelska förlaget)
Boken har titeln Strange weather, four short novels och
min smakbit kommer från novellen
“The operating theory – lacking any other credible explanation – was terrorism. The president had disappeared to a secure location but had responded with the full force of his Twitter account. He posted: “Our enemies don´t know what they started! Payback is a bitch!!!
The vice president had promised to pray as hard as he could for the survivors and the dead; he pledged to stay on his knees all day and all night long. It was reassuring to know our national leaders were using all the resources at their disposal to help the desperate: social media and Jesus.”
“There was a man who put a nine-volt battery in his mouth sometimes, to receive transmissions from various rreligious figures who he said were broadcasting from Neptune. He didn´t hear their voices. He tasted their advice and ideas in the battery´s coppery zing. Another of the devout had smiley-face scars up and down his arms, the result of deliberate cutting.”