The OF Blog: Upcoming reviews

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Upcoming reviews

After taking most of the past 10 days off from review writing in order to take care of other matters, I have several reviews that I plan on writing in January.  While it is possible (likely?) that some of these will be delayed, here's what I would like to cover by month's end:

Next Three Days (10/10-10/12):

George Saunders, Tenth of December:  Stories (writing review after I finish this post)
K.J. Bishop, That Book Your Mad Ancestor Wrote (Thursday-Friday)
Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, A Memory of Light (likely Friday, if I can stomach reading more of this; poor writing/narrative structure a bit over 50% into it as I type this)

Next Week (10/14-10/18):

Leah Stewart, The History of Us (already read)
Tamas Dobozy, Siege 13 (already read)
Amos Tutuola, Don't Pay Bad for Bad (might re-read before writing review)
Leena Krohn, Tainaron (might re-read before writing review)

Week of 10/21-10/25:

Ann VanderMeer (ed.), Steampunk III:  Steampunk Revolution (currently reading)
João Barreiros et al., Lisboa no Ano 2000 (currently reading)
Goran Petrović, An Atlas Traced by the Sky (already read)

Five January 2013 releases are included here, although I might add 1-2 more.  Depending on time/desire, might also start reviewing the Man Asian Prize shortlist (reviewed Jeet Thayil's excellent Narcopolis and read/enjoyed Tan Twan Eng's Booker Prize-nominated The Garden of Evening Mists last year) late in January or early in February.  Downloaded but haven't yet read Orhan Pamuk's Silent House and Hiromi Kawakami's The Briefcase and placed an order for a copy of Musharraf Ali Farooqi's Between Clay and Dust.  More on these in February, along with the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Awards nominees.

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