WickedEye's Quotient

4/15/2007 at 11:06

New Books- the Wise Man's Idea of Wealth (or maybe just mine)

Read over this past school year: great new stuff I'd recommend (well, mostly**; the post "All Books Are Either Dreams Or Swords" has the all-time list):

His Dark Materials (Trilogy: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass)- Phillip Pullman

Collected Poems- Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Longest Single Note- Peter Crowther

Children of the Storm- Elizabeth Peters

*A Suitable Boy- Vikram Seth

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury- Lief, Caldwell & Bycel

A Princess of Roumania- Paul Park

Our Endangered Values- Jimmy Carter

Fury- Salman Rushdie

*A Great Improvisation- Stacy Schiff

The Algebraist- Ian Banks

The Road to Hell- Matt Groening

The Truth (With Jokes)- Al Franken

The Golden Key- George MacDonald

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien- ed. Humphrey Carpenter

*Mason & Dixon- Thomas Pynchon

Les Fleurs Du Mal- Charles Baudelaire

The Royal Game and Other Stories- Stefan Zweig

Drawn With the Sword- John MacPherson

*The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do- Samantha Ettus

Something Under the Bed Is Drooling- Bill Watterson

*My Own Country- Abraham Verghese

Sunshine- Robin McKinley

At the Mountains of Madness- H.P. Lovecraft

*The Power of Babel- John McWhorter

*In progress (and, with the advent of finals, on pause).
**A couple of caveats here: Crowther and Lovecraft will probably give you nightmares (I mean this seriously; they are very, very disturbing); and Verghese, Lief, Park, & Banks probably will not appeal to anyone not interested in, respectively, medicine, trial law, historical sf, & hard sf.

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