Monday, February 25, 2008
A baker's dozen of new books
Dead Man's Walk. Larry McMurtry. Gus and Call together again! The earliest prequel to Lonesome Dove.
Caligula and Three Other Plays, The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays and Happy Death. Albert Camus. These three are for S., but I'm interested in reading the plays and alternative version of The Stranger myself. Myth is a replacement copy for the one that went awol last fall (I imagine the missing Netflix disc is in it as a bookmark wherever it may be).
The Eternal Husband. Fyodor Dostoevsky. I'll read it for the Russian Lit challenge but I bought this copy for the cover alone.
Hound Music. Rosalind Belben. This will give the old brain a work-out.
Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky. Patrick Hamilton. Should I start with this one, or with The Slaves of Solitude?
Jane Austen: A Life. Claire Tomalin. I've already finished this one.
A Dangerous Age. Ellen Gilchrist. A review copy via Library Thing. It's been several years since I've read any Gilchrist, so I'm looking forward to this one a lot.
The Men Who Stare at Goats. Jon Ronson. I love the title. Richard Dawkins excerpted it in The God Delusion.
World Made by Hand. James Howard Kunstler. Sylvia, didn't you read nonfiction by Kunstler last year?
Standing Still. Kelly Simmons. A review copy.
Baking: From My Home to Yours. Dorie Greenspan. An evil book I should not have bought: I've gained four pounds already!