It never stops, does it? Of course these New Arrivals posts don’t hint at the new items for the garden (with the move, we went from 275 sq. ft. to a quarter acre, and though some of it is wooded hillside, there are lots of garden opportunities), or for the house. But forget that for now, let’s talk books.
Green Hornet: The Sins of the Father Vol. 1 by Kevin Smith (writer), Jonathan Lau (pencils & inks), Ivan Nunes (color) [Dynamite Entertainment, 2010 hardcover, new] – comics graphic novel, superhero, classic – Lots of talk about the Green Hornet lately, what with the film and all. Kevin Smith is a favorite comics script writer, and this should be a really good one, with strong art team backing up Smith’s solid plotting.
The Green Hornet Year One Volume One: The Sting of Justice by Matt Wagner (writer), Aaron Campbell (pencils & inks), Francisco Francavilla (colors) [Dynamite Entertainment, 2010 trade paper edition, new] – comics graphic novel, superhero, classic – I liked the Green Hornet when I heard some of the last radio shows as a kid, and this Year One story line takes us back to the character’s beginnings. I saw James Reasoner’s review and decided to buy it.
The Next Rodeo – New and Selected Essays by William Kittredge [Graywolf Press, 2007 trade paper, new] – essay and opinion – I heard a wonderful interview with Kittredge on the Oregon Public Radio program Think Out Loud on March 24, 2011, a re-broadcast of a show originally airing December 23, 2010. You can hear it here. The interview was so enthralling that I sat in the car after I got home, continuing to listen all the way to the end. I knew I had to read some of his work, and picked this and A Hole in the Sky. I’ll try some of the fiction later.
Queenpin by Megan Abbott [ Simon & Schuster 2007 trade paper, new] – mystery fiction, noir – I’m not usually big on noir. The inevitable spiral to doom isn’t usually the kind of thing I want for entertainment, but for this writer I make an exception.
The Song Is You by Megan Abbott [ Simon & Schuster 2008 trade paper, new] – mystery fiction, noir – I’m not usually big on noir. The inevitable spiral to doom isn’t usually the kind of thing I want for entertainment, but for this writer I make an exception.