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Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Releases

If you are looking for new works from big-name writers, a few are forthcoming:
  • Barbara Kingsolver: The Lacuna. This is a book I'm looking forward to reading. Barbara Kingsolver was a must-read author until Poisonwood Bible, which I did not like at all. But I enjoyed her earlier fiction so much that want I want to believe in her, and thus will definitely give this new book a try.

  • John Irving: Last Night in Twisted River. Mr. Irving is an author I've left behind. Loved Garp and enjoyed Hotel New Hampshire. However, after those two I drifted away; probably forever.
  • Stephen King: Under the Dome. I haven't read a Steven King book since The Shining frightened the heck out of me. This genre isn't for me. Also, recently I've read a number of disappointing books that had a Stephen King blurb on the jacket. I'm now using quotes from Mr. King as a warning to stay away from a publication. Blurbs: They can help or they can hurt.
And finally, from a non-big name author:

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