Costello's latest novel is Home.
Recently I asked him what he was reading. His reply:
Having read an immense amount of fiction, now -- I tend to not read fiction.Visit Matthew Costello's website.
Since it seems like I am always writing fiction of one sort or the other, whether novels, games, or scripts…I seek my escape in non-fiction. Part of the reason is that when I read fiction I tend to compare and contrast, slipping into work mode. (He/she does that better than I do, or…just the opposite.)
I'm currently enjoying The General: Charles De Gaulle and the France He Saved by Jonathan Fenby and Hitler's Hangman: The Life of Heydrich by Robert Gerwarth. But the book I most loved recently is the amazing biography of – take a breath – Julia Child, Dearie by Bob Spitz.
The theme of Stephen King’s latest, 11/22/63 …the Kennedy assassination, time travel,…had me break form and read it. I was – quite frankly – blown away by its structure, its deftness handling the well-worn tropes of time travel, and it had me totally and delightfully forget…any concern other than enjoying the book.
Oh—I'm also reading YA books for a big multi-volume project with Neil Richards for Screen Australia and the company, Loud & Clear…and enjoying The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkowski.
The Page 69 Test: Home.