Thursday, October 8, 2009
Quirk Classics has put out two rewrites of Austen's works. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters.
I loved them both. Humorous and true to the original stories, they make for an easy read. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was released first. Not as well integrated as Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, the book is quite funny and somewhat surreal. The characters who are turned into "unmentionables" makes for a real twist on the original version.
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is just as fun as the first book. The story is faithful to Austen's original but the love interests involve humans who are somehow not quite human.
I recommend them both. But only if you don't mind a little reworking of Jane.
2009-09 - Quirk Books
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
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Shiver By Stiefvater, Maggie
For Grace, one yellow-eyed wolf is a chilling presence in the woods behind her house. During winter, Sam lives in the frozen woods and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, he lives a few precious months as a human. Soon, Grace and Sam find themselves risking everything to remain together.
Recommended for those who like Twilight and romantic fantasy.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Little Brown and Company
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|What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures|
By Gladwell, Malcolm
This anthology of Gladwell's "New Yorker" essays is like a greatest-hits compilation from one of the most gifted and influential journalists in America and author of the bestsellers "The Tipping Point, Blink," and "Outliers."
The Vintage Caper
By Mayle, Peter
2009-10 - Knopf Publishing Group
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Set in Hollywood, Paris, Bordeaux, and Marseille, Mayle's newest tale begins in Hollywood, at the expensive home--and impressive wine cellar--of lawyer Danny Roth. who has found himself the victim of a world-class wine heist. Sam Levitt, former corporate lawyer, wine connoisseur, and expert on cultivated crime, is called in by Roth's insurance company to unravel the ingenious crime. The solution involves travel to Bordeaux and Provence, a lovely French colleague and loads of fabulous food, wine and scenery. It's a tough job--even the most sophisticated of oenophiles will learn a thing or two in this vintage work from a beloved author.