I've been thinking about good madness as I build the next project. It's crazy and fun and kind of scary at the same time. Words like grotesque, freak, and deviant keep showing up. I even bought the Deviant Moon tarot cards because something just screamed at me when I saw them.
This is the kind of project that I could become obsessed with.
Is that a good thing?
As a reader, I think it is. Some of my favorite books are ones that are almost startling and creepy the way they seem to suck me into their world. I remember the first time I picked up Laurell K. Hamilton's Guilty Pleasures.
Willie McCoy had been a jerk before he died. His being dead didn't change that.
From the very first line, it was different. I knew I was going to be in for one wild ride and I gobbled those books up as fast as I could (at least up to Incubus Dreams; thereafter's another story). They were filled with magic and dreams and good madness, a sort of twisted up world that was so strange and violent and bloody...yet compulsively good too.
I read those books like I was in a frenzy. Trapped in a sort of madness that was good. Very good indeed.
What about you - can you recommend a "Good Madness" sort of series that became a crazy good obsession? Something you just couldn't help reading, whether it was shocking or exciting, strange and twisted, or just wickedly lovely in some way?
Assuming I can drag myself away from my own madness, I'd love to add more obsessively good books to my towering TBR pile!