Friday, August 27, 2010
Eight books have arrived this week that I think might be of some interest to readers here. Notice the groovy 1969 cover art for the Ballantine Adult Fantasy edition of Fletcher Pratt's The Blue Star. I'm looking forward to reading Gail Carriger's third novel in her The Parasol Protectorate series. Very witty writing. This sounds intriguing, to say the least. And a book on fairy tales that arrived today.
Heard some very good things about Robert Irwin, so I thought I'd try his The Arabian Nightmare. In the middle is a review copy of an October 2010 release, She Naied a Stake Through His Head: Tales of Biblical Terror. Intriguing. And then there's Raymond Queneau's 1940s novel, Saint Glinglin, that seems to be quite promising already a chapter into it.
My tenth translation/edition of one of my favorite stories arrived today. Now I have French, English, Spanish, Latin, German, Catalan, Italian, Serbian, Hungarian, and Portuguese editions of The Little Prince, second only to my collection of Bibles in various languages. Oh, and there's this steampunkish anthology that arrived a couple of days ago. Anyone think it is worth reading?
So...which one of these books seems to be the "weirdest" to you? Which one(s) would you most like to read?