3 Current Books with Blind Characters

From time to time I talk about books with blind characters here on Adventures in Low Vision. Over winter, a few finished reads stacked up. Today’s post combines my notes for three of them that you may enjoy. Book #1: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz Horowitz has written quite a few suspense novels, but the only…

Elevation {review}

Stephen King has a remarkable ability to hold a reader’s interest, build suspense, and animate average Joe’s. His straightforward language is easy to read, but not easy to write. If you discount him as a genre writer, it tells me more about you than him.  King’s latest horror story, Elevation, is set in his fictional…

Have Dog, Will Travel

Note: this review contains light spoilers. When I read a new-to-me writer and the writing doesn’t affect me, I don’t necessarily give up on the writer. Time passes and if another bit of their work enters my literary galaxy, I revisit them. Have Dog, Will Travel is not the first book I encountered by Stephen…

Endurance

I read a lot of books. Most of them don’t feature a blind character. But if one does, I’ll mention it here on Adventures in Low Vision when the writer’s story, characters, voice, or context strikes me, too. Scott Kelly’s Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery certainly did. So, here we go…

The Good Daughter

How often do you find in a story a character like yourself? Physically or emotionally, characters embody traits like ours. Maybe you share a haircut or hometown or you both went through breakups recently. Finding similarities fosters a connection, a desire to walk together through the story. After gaining my disability, it was hard initially…