Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Finds

Lots of new books this week!

A bunch of these were waiting for me at work and had been there for a week or two. I don't get in often over the summer.

Anyhoo, on with the show.

Slumberland, by Paul Beatty, came courtesy of LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program.

Luis Leante's See How Much I Love You came unsolicited from the publisher, and is officially my first 2010 release.

I picked up a used copy of Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake at the Harvard Book Store because I just finished her latest, The Year of the Flood, which takes place in the same dystopian world and so now I need to catch up.

How to Paint a Dead Man, by Sarah Hall and longlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize, came courtesy of HarperCollins. Thank you! I've started it already and it's characteristically very good. Sarah Hall is an accomplished writer of literary fiction.

Chronic City, Jonathan Lethem's latest, came from Random House.

And finally Macmillan contributed Blame, by Michelle Huneven, and the graphic novel adaptation of Ray Bradbury's classic Fahrenheit 451 to my to-be-read pile. Thank you!

I have lots of great reading ahead!


Bryan R. Terry said...

I need to find me that Fahrenheit 451 graphic novel ... Bradbury is one of my absolute favorites, and I love 451!

My finds are HERE

Bonnie said...

I have The Year of the Flood TBR and will be interested in hearing your thoughts on Oryx and Crake. I am wondering if it is better to read that first?

bermudaonion said...

I got See How Much I Love You too. I'm planning on reading Blame when I finish my current book.

Marie Cloutier said...

Bonnie, from what I understand, the new one is more of a companion volume than a sequel per se; I read it without having read O&C and I think I understood it fine. I tried to read O&C when it came out but found it dense and slow; I'm hoping that now that I know more about the world in which it's set, it will be more accessible. If anything, The Year of the Flood was much easier for me to understand! :-)

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Great books and beautiful selection of covers! But don't you think The Oryx and The Crake would make a good name for a pub?

Zibilee said...

Lots of great books in that batch. I, too, am looking forward to reading Oryx and Crake. I did listen to the first half hour of the audiobook version, but I didn't really like the narrator, so I gave up. But I did like the story, so I will have to get back to it soon.

caite said...

I love Year of the Flood and just entered Oryx and Crake in my Library Thing library...'cause nothing gets read until Library Thing says it is ok... :-)

Anonymous said...

1) I miss the Harvard Book Store 2) Oryx and Crake is definitely on my TBR list, somewhere near the top. You certainly picked up a good haul. Enjoy!

Anna said...

Oh, how I miss the Harvard Book Store! You've got some great reading ahead of you.

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Anonymous said...

I reviewed Slumberland for LT ER also and loved it. Great blog!