Sunday, June 3, 2012
In My Mailbox #27
I've just finished The Planets by Sergio Chejfec, but my review will not be posted on the blog until Spanish Lit Month in July. I'm in the midst of Wavesong by Isobelle Carmody (likely to get a mini-review with other mid-series books) and L'Étranger by Albert Camus (in the original French, but with an English translation next to me).
The Pleasures of Men by Kate Williams (publisher)
I think the title is kind of awkward, though on another version of the book, the cover features a pale Victorian woman holding a bloody knife. That alleviates any bad historical-romance vibe of the title...
The Investigation by Philippe Claudel (Early Reviewers)
OMG, I was so excited to get this through the monthly LibraryThing program!! The author is being compared to Kafka, Huxley, and Beckett, and there's a distinct dystopian feel to the plot scenario. Plus, it's a translated work, fitting into my wish to read more non-English speculative fiction.
Purchased from a local book sale:
The Court of the Air by Stephen Hunt
I keep seeing this steampunk series and want to read it, if for nothing else, because the covers look so cool.
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Never read anything by these authors before (gasp!), but I'm looking forward to it, especially since this novel has to do with the apocalypse. :)
From my parents:
Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice by Mark J. Plotkin
My mom picked this up at a library book sale four or five years ago. Her having never read it, I convinced her to let me have it off the shelves since it's often used as an ethnobotany text and I'm majoring in anthropology.