Thursday, June 09, 2011

Two Novels On Order

Two Novels On Order

I ran across this interview with Megan Abbott and Jason Starr promoting their latest novels.

Let's not mention that missing video interview I did with Abbott. Or the one with Scott Phillips. Or Tasha Alexander. Or Brent Ghelfi.

Monday, June 06, 2011

War and Robert Redford


Kingdom by Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood. I rolled my eyes.

Echoes of the Dead by Sally Spencer. Some kind of Limey mystery. A distant relation called from the UK last night to see if my mother was around. The relation and her pal were going to visit here again in a few months but the pal bonked her head bad enough to be hospitalized. So, they may not make the trip.

Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton. More vampire sex orgies with a serial killer hunt.

Camouflage by Bill Pronzini. This had a very positive review. Another Nameless Detective novel. Pronzini has a much improved author photo.

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Scientist gal is sent to the Amazon to find a missing researcher.


SEAL Team Six: memoirs of a Navy SEAL sniper by Howard E. Wasden and Stephen Templin. This book was already in the publishing pipeline when Osama got shot in the head. The timing could not have been better for the publisher. So, now, the words "SEAL Team Six" are plastered across the cover in extra large type. The book is supposed to be pretty good.

Robert Redford: the biography by Michael Feeney Callan. I read all the picture captions.

Wisconsin's Own: twenty remarkable homes by M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman, photos by Zane Williams. Supposed to be very neat and, no, it is not just filled up with Frank Lloyd Wright designs.