The OF Blog: This week's book porn

Saturday, April 19, 2008

This week's book porn


Seven books this week, a mixture of purchases and review copies. While I suspect it will be quite easy for those who know my tastes well to identify which is which, it might be harder for a few to read the titles. From the top, going left to right: Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting; Liliana Bodoc, Los días de la Sombra (middle volume in an Argentine epic fantasy trilogy that's one of the best sellers in Spain and Latin America); Denise Little (ed.), Front Lines; Tanya Huff, Blood Bank; Katharine Kerr, The Shadow Isle; Orson Scott Card, Keeper of Dreams; and Margaret Weis, Amber and Blood. I also received a postcard with an illustration taken from the upcoming (June) illustrated novel by Tom Corwin, Mr. Fooster: Traveling on a Whim, which I read a few weeks ago and enjoyed for its premise and how well I thought Corwin executed it. I'll try to review that one sometime shortly.

7 comments:

etrangere said...

There for a minute I thought Margaret Weis had written an Amber novel in which Corwin featured...

Jeff C said...

So Kerr's novel is indeed coming out in May after all. Does the book still say its the last Deverry novel? Last fall i bought all the existing novels so i could begin reading them..if the novel in your picture is the last one, looks like its time to start reading that series.

Larry said...

Next-to-last volume, Jeff, according to the blurb.

Jeff C said...

thanks, Larry. I had heard 2 rumors..1 that the next book wasnt coming in May, and 2) that there were now 2 more books. Looks like one of those rumors were right. Oh well..it will take me awhile to read through the previous 87 books in the series anyway ;)

Larry said...

Here is the author's note:

Despite what you may have heard or read elsewhere, THE SHADOW ISLE is not the last book in the Deverry sequence. It is, however, the beginning of the end, Part I of the last Deverry book, as it were. The true end will be published soon as THE SILVER MAGE, also from DAW books.

And since I don't have the other books in this sequence, I'm strongly considering offering this book up in a couple of weeks as part of the giveaway I'm planning.

Jeff C said...

thanks again, Larry. Since you are in my Google Reader, i'll be sure to keep an eye out for the giveaway.

Dark Wolf said...

Wow nice ones. I'm intrigued by the argentinian volume. And the name, Liliana Bodoc, sounds like a romanian one. Am I right?

 
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