Wednesday, September 01, 2010

R.I.P. V

Ah, September. Time for Carl's fifth R.I.P. challenge.

I don't know how many of these I'll get through by the end of October, but I'll be reading from the pool below:

China Mieville's Kraken and The City and the City. Giant octopus and general weirdnesses.

Thomas Mullen's The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers. Bullets and bandits.

Laura Lippman's I'd Know You Anywhere. Kidnappings and death row.

Jon Clinch's Kings of the Earth. Not so sure this one really qualifies, but Stewart O'Nan calls it an Upstate Gothic.

Kate Atkinson's Started Early, Took My Dog. Jackson Brodie!

Matt Haig's The Radleys. A family of vampires.

Michael Sims's Dracula's Guest. Lots and lots of Victorian vampire stories.

Cherie Priest's Boneshaker. Steampunk zombies.


  1. Great list. Have a great time reading those.

    Please do check out the books I already read for RIP V.

  2. I had thought of putting a Mieville book on my list because I have yet to have the pleasure of reading him but I will be lucky to manage to get through the ones that did end up on my list.

  3. Boneshaker is good stuff! The next book should be out soon, can't wait.

    Thanks for joining in on this year's event, I appreciate it and hope you get to a lot of these and have a great time.

  4. I love this challenge since I always get so many great reading ideas from it!

  5. YAY..have fun, as this is my favorite challenge.

  6. Anonymous9:01 PM

    I just bought I'd Know You Anywhere, so I added it to my own pool for this challenge too.

  7. I think you're going to get to the Mullen book before me, so you'll have to tell Me how it is! I've been curious about Mieville's work but am not sure it's my kind of read and not sure also where to start. The Victorian vampire book sounds like fun!

  8. Your list shares three books with MY HUSBAND'S TBR list, not mine! He's got Boneshaker and the 2 Mievilles on his shelf. I'm probably only game for The City and The City.

  9. China Mieville and Boneshaker. That's great just in itself!

  10. I've been wondering about Boneshaker. I look forward reading your thoughts on it!

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  11. Boneshaker was great. Read it last year and was very impressed. It was my first experience with Cherie Priest, though she has written several other books. I'm excited that the next book in that universe is scheduled to come out soon.


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