So, I'm apparently on the part of my reading book list that I have acquired from web page recommendations.
Graham Joyce's Some Kind of Fairy Tale left me wanting. It builds up in the beginning, and then doesn't really go anywhere. I read the whole thing for the conclusion, and it wasn't very satisfying.
Then I tried M.R. Carey's The Girl With All the Gifts. I found the basic description of the book intriguing, and the writing style was captivating. And then it became a zombie story. Maybe it's not a true zombie story, but it's damn close enough that I got disgusted with it. Add to that the fact that it's about the study of the children of zombies, or maybe children infected with the zombie virus, and I was appalled. I don't think I got past 50 pages, and life is too short to read books you don't like once you're out of school.
And, so I'm moving on to Claire North's The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. I'm already finding it very interesting. Much like The Confessions of Max Tivoli it is a mundane world seen through the eyes of a person in an extraordinary situation.