Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Finds

I'm hard at work at the bookstore today; I hope you're enjoying Black Friday and find some time to patronize your local independent bookstore this weekend. Here are this week's new books:

The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico is a coming of age story from writer and Twitter pal Sarah McCoy. She has a new book coming out soon but first I want to read her debut novel.

Tinker, Tailer, Soldier Spy is John Le Carré's classic spy novel, soon to be a movie. I've been curious about this book (and the other George Smiley books) for a while, and finally put one aside for myself.

The Wilding is Benjamin Percy's debut novel following his collection of short stories. I've read a few of the stories from his collection Refresh, Refresh, and I think he's an incredible and original writer. The plot of this book concerns three generations of men who go on one last camping trip in the wilds of Oregon. Sounds dark and wonderful.

Have a great weekend and let me know what you picked up this weekend! More Friday Finds at


Sandy Nawrot said...

I have had Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy ear-marked for the movie for months. Gary Oldman! Colin Firth! OMG! But I didn't know about the book...does that mean I'm going to have to read it first?

Bellezza said...

Here the problem with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: I've tried over and over in my life to read it. This time, I got to page 150+ and finally abandoned it again. Why? Try as I might, I don't understand it! Loved the beginning at the boys' school, then he goes on about Control and Circus and five thousand and men none of whom I can place...if you get it, will you explain it to me?

Zibilee said...

I hadn't heard much about these books at all, though I knew that Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was going to be made into a movie. It sounds like you picked some great things for yourself this weekend, and I am also looking forward to doing some book shopping soon! Great new finds for this week!

ImageNations said...

Le Carre is an author I wish to read.