I see he's been around for a while, so he's not "new" except to me, but I have just discovered the joy of John Green, author of "Fault in Our Stars" (which has just been made into a movie) and many other books. The book that has turned me onto him is "Looking for Alaska" which I bought on a whim (based on the cover, yes) at CNA as it wasn't expensive. It's actually a teenage fiction story, but it's such a good read that it had me hooked from a few pages in.
I am nearly at the end of the book, and I am battling to put it down.
I LOVE it when this happens. I LOVE it when a book grips me so, when I get such a warm thrill from reading. Thank you John Green. I haven't enjoyed a book this much in ages. I haven't found an author I've enjoyed so much in years! Really.
The thrill of a good book, written so simply that you don't even "notice" the author (you just see the story playing out in your head and you feel the emotions) is comparable to eating the BEST dessert in the world, which for me is chocolate mousse. You want to race through it because it's so good, but you hold yourself back to savour it and prolong the pleasure. OOOH.
This book has given me that pleasure. And it reminds me of why I want to write: I would love to give someone that warm and thrilling feeling of reading something so good. It's like a mental-emotional orgasm. Delicious.