Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Finds- Some Common Themes

















Four new finds this week, all of them terrific.

In a Dark Wood, by Marcel Möring, is one I've had my eye on for a while and finally I decided to pick it up. It's a post-Holocaust novel set in Holland and loosely based on Dante's Inferno.

The rest are two post-Soviet novels and one volume of post-Soviet short stories. The novels are The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight and Broken Glass Park, both of which I received for review, and the short stories come in Katherine Shonk's book The Red Passport. Obviously the first two will take priority but I'm looking forward to all of them. And after reading some stories and weeding some books last weekend, I feel entirely justified in having bought (remaindered) another volume of stories.

What did you add to your collection this week? You can find more Friday Finds at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.

10 comments:

Zibilee said...

Ooh! All of these look good! I have a copy of The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight and I am just dying to read it. I heard that there is good use of magical realism in it, and that is always a favorite. I hope you enjoy the books!

Amymarie said...

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on all of those - they seem very interesting!

Carina said...

These look good! My finds are here.">

jewwishes said...

What excellent finds!

I still have to write my review of In a Dark Wood.

bermudaonion said...

I'm glad to see you got The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight! Enjoy!

lilly said...

I really like the sound of In a Dark Wood. I have been recently searching for some good European fiction and this book seems like a good fit for me.

bookmagic said...

I just bought Russka. I love Russian themed novels!

writergal said...

Alina Bronsky is going to be at the Booksmith later this month. Her book sounds excellent.

Nymeth said...

The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight has such an amazing cover! I hope it turns out to be as good as it promises.

Alexia561 said...

You manage to always find the most amazing looking books! Will check to see if my library has any of these. Thanks!