I’m changing my format on these post somewhat. Since I have few new arrivals these days, I’ll do a post on those as things come in.
I’ll continue to do a Current Reading post each Monday.
Surprise! I did get some things. Thanks to the generosity of friend Jerry House, whose fine blog can be found at Jerry’s House of Everything, I got the three paperback Phantom novels which Jerry recently reviewed (here). Thanks, Jerry!
I also received a pre-order I’d forgotten was even going to come. So here’s the goods:
Since Jerry’s Friday Forgotten review of these is so complete, I won’t try to duplicate it. You see the covers, now go read his entry (link is above in case you missed it).
The Story of the Phantom (1972), The Slave Market of Mucar (1972), The Scorpia Menace (1972) all as by Lee Falk (written by Basil Copper), [published by Avon Books, used copies, gift] – adventure hero, pulp character novels. This kind of thing is usually a blast to read, and a nice change from doorstop SF-F or mysteries.
Astro City – Through Open Doors by Kurt Busiek (writer), Brent Anderson (pencils), Alex Sinclair (colors) [Vertigo 2014 graphic collection (Collecting issues 1-6 of Astro City, 2013), purchased new] – collection of 6 issues of the Astro City comic from 2013. This is one of two collected comics that I still buy and read, the other being Fables. They’re both very well written and recommended.
I finally finished the four volume Inheritance quartet by Christopher Paolini, which consists of Eragon, Eldest, Brisinger and Inheritance. The four books total a mind-blowing 2,850 pages. I’ll do a review of the set once I catch my breath.
After that, I needed a change, so I read the collection (see new arrivals, above) Astro City, Through Open Doors and have started the first of the Phantom books I just got, but may also start a mystery.
Barbara finished The Lime Pit by Jonathan Valin and liked it, especially the P.I., Harry Stoner. She has the second one on order from the library. Now she’s reading another Reacher novel, Gone Tomorrow and has Bill Pronzini’s Bones next up.
What new books did you get, and what have you been reading?