New and upcoming releases we're excited about
Posted 08 July 2003 - 05:49 PM
Posted 09 July 2003 - 08:50 AM
For those of you who aren't familiar with the series, it's a terrific fantasy series that King has been slowly writing--and I mean slowly. The most recent book came out in 1997. This series is more fantasy than horror, though there are horrific elements in it. It, more than anything else, is what's made me a King fan. In fact, I'm embassassed to admit that when he was hit by a car a few years ago, one of my first thoughts was that he can't die--he has to finish the Dark Tower series. (Yes, I'm a terrible person :oops: ) Supposedly, he's going to write the last books more quickly than he's written the others, with the last three books coming out in the next few years.
Posted 08 March 2005 - 06:11 PM
For those of you who aren't familiar with the series, it's a terrific fantasy series that King has been slowly writing--and I mean slowly. The most recent book came out in 1997. This series is more fantasy than horror, though there are horrific elements in it. It, more than anything else, is what's made me a King fan. In fact, I'm embassassed to admit that when he was hit by a car a few years ago, one of my first thoughts was that he can't die--he has to finish the Dark Tower series. (Yes, I'm a terrible person ) Supposedly, he's going to write the last books more quickly than he's written the others, with the last three books coming out in the next few years.
So Teresa, it's a year and a half later, and the series is finished. I noticed in one of you jounal entries that you were reading Wolves of the Calla. Did you finish it? Have you finished reading the the series? What do you think? I am almost finished with book seven "The Dark Tower". I really liked Wolves and Song of Sussanah, and Dark Tower is good too though I think he could have trimmed some stuff out of it. These last three books are alot better than the third and the fourth in the series, but my favorite was Drawing of the Three by far.
Posted 13 March 2011 - 02:49 AM
January 4 - Destiny and Desire - by Carlos Fuentes
January 10 - The Challenge of Jesus - by N.T. Wright
January 11 - How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance - by Parag Khanna
January 15 - The Conservative Foundations of the Liberal Order - by Daniel J. Mahoney
January 18 - Caribou Island - by David Vann
February 1 - Solo - by Rana Dasqupta (hearing good things about this from sources I trust)
February 1 - Tough Without a Gun - by Stefan Kanfer
February 1 - Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness - by Frank Brady
February 1 - If God, Why Evil? - by Norman Geisler
February 8 - Known and Unknown: A Memoir - by Donald Rumsfeld
February 8 - Open City: A Novel - by Teju Cole
February 15 - How the West Was Lost - by Dambisa Moyo
February 22 - The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan - by Bing West
February 22 - King's Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus - by Timothy J. Keller
March 8 - The Tiger's Wife - by Tea Obreht
March 8 - The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim - by Jonathan Coe
March 15 - The Ale Boy's Feast - by Jeffrey Overstreet (looking forward to it)
March 15 - Darwinism and the Divine: Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology - by Alister McGrath
March 15 - The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt - by Toby Wilkinson
March 29 - The First Clash: The Miraculous Greek Victory at Marathon And Its Impact on Western Civilization - by Jim Lacey
April 12 - The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution - by Francis Fukuyama
April 12 - The Next Story: Life and Faith After the Digital Explosion - by Tim Challies
April 15 - The Pale King - by David Foster Wallace (his last & unfinished novel)
April 22 - Someday This Will Be Funny - by Lynne Tillman
April 26 - The Great Night: A Novel - by Chris Adrian (shouldn't we be philosophically opposed to this? It still sounds fascinating though.)
April 30 - A Meal With Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission Around the Table - by Tim Chester (I was very impressed by Total Church)
May 2 - The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness - by Lila Azam Zanganeh
May 5 - Write On: Occasional Essays - by David Lodge
May 10 - Does the Noise Bother You?: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir - by Steven Tyler
May 17 - On China - by Henry Kissinger
May 23 - The Land at the End of the World - by Antonio Lobo Lunes (translated by Margaret Jull Costa)
May 30 - Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003 - by Roberto Bolano
July 25 - The Night Train: A Novel - by Clyde Edgerton (one of the few books on this list that I'll probably go buy and finish reading on the day it hits the bookstore)
August 9 - Machine Man - by Max Barry (author of Syrup and Jennifer Government)
August 18 - Impressions of Africa - by Raymond Russell
September 13 - Grand Pursuit: The History of Economic Genius - by Sylvia Nasar
September 13 - Cosmos: A Novel - by Witold Gombrowicz
September 30 - The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 2, 1941-1956 - by Samuel Beckett
October 18 - Damned - by Chuck Palahniuk (I hated his last 4, but the description of this one looks interesting)
November 8 - The Prague Cemetery - by Umberto Eco
Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:11 AM
Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:42 PM
Goodness there's lots of places.
Here's a few aimed at the general reader that I refer to in my work.
Library Journal Pre-Pub Alerts
The Millions occasionally does big lists of more "literary" books.
Media Bistro's Galley Cat
Early Word: The Publisher/Librarian Connection
Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:05 PM
Posted 21 March 2011 - 02:43 PM
Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:41 AM
June 21 - Ladies' Man - by Richard Price (reprint edition since it's been out of print for a while)
June 29 - A Firing Offense - by George Pelecanos (reprint edition)
September 15 - The Collapse of American Criminal Justice - by William J. Stuntz
Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:47 AM
Thanks for bringing this to my attention!
Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:56 PM
June 14 - A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion - by Ron Hansen
August 29 - The Cut - by George Pelecanos
September 13 - The Night Circus - by Erin Morgenstern
September 26 - The Swerve: How the World Became Modern - by Stephen Greenblatt
September 27 - James Madison - by Richard Brookhiser
September 30 - Tres (Bilingual Edition) - by Roberto Bolano
October 1 - Systematic Theology: In One Volume - by Norman L. Geisler
October 11 - The Marriage Plot - by Jeffrey Eugenides
October 11 - The End of Sparta: A Novel - by Victor Davis Hanson
October 18 - Zone One: A Novel - by Colson Whitehead
October 25 - Thinking, Fast and Slow - by Daniel Kahneman
November 8 - The Prague Cemetery - by Umberto Eco
November 8 - Catherine the Great - by Robert K. Massie
November 15 - Who's in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain - by Michael S. Gazzaniga
November 29 - Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World - by Richard Rhodes
December 13 - A Radical Idea - by David Platt
January 1, 2012 - Mere Apologetics - by Alister McGrath
January 1, 2012 - Defending Inerrancy: Affirming the Accuracy of Scripture for a New Generation - by Norman L. Geisler
March 27, 2012 - When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays - by Marilynne Robinson
April 3, 2012 - Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art - by Christopher Moore
May 8, 2012 - They Eat Puppies, Don't They? - by Christopher Buckley
May 31, 2012 - Sacred and Profane: God, Man and World - by Roger Scruton
Edited by Persiflage, 01 November 2011 - 11:58 PM.
Posted 02 November 2011 - 09:00 AM
The Marriage Plot- by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Prague Cemetery - by Umberto Eco
Those are two I'm interested in; I've not read nearly enough Eco (Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana and half of Baudolino) but he interests me enough that I own several of his books. Eugenides is a stranger to me, but he gave an interview on NPR the other day that certainly made my ears perk up.
Posted 02 November 2011 - 09:24 AM
Posted 02 November 2011 - 09:42 AM
I really liked Eugenides's Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides when I read them (around 2005 or 2006?). His Fresh Air interview was quite good, so I'm looking forward to the new novel.
As for Eco, I'm honestly shocked that he wrote something new. He had said that Mysterious Flame would be his final novel. Guess not.
Posted 02 November 2011 - 10:17 AM
I have copies of both those floating around somewhere. I'll have to pull 'em out.
FWIW, I really liked Queen Loana; Baudolino was interesting, but it just went on far too long for my taste and felt pretty baggy and shapeless.
I had a copy of Middlesex at some point, but I think I eventually sold it back. Bad idea, but I get them sometimes. I did the same thing with Franzen's The Corrections.
Posted 02 November 2011 - 10:28 AM