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Kealan Burke (KealanPatrickBurke) | 1381 comments Mod
Did some book shopping today and picked up:

BLOOD MERIDIAN by Cormac McCarthy
PRAYERS FOR RAIN by Dennis Lehane
THE WOODS by Harlan Coben
SHE'S COME UNDONE by Wally Lamb

What are your latest purchases?


message 2: by Jon Recluse (last edited Aug 26, 2012 09:53PM) (new)

Jon Recluse | 2047 comments My latest purchases were:


BETHANY'S SIN and THE PROVIDENCE RIDER by Robert R. McCammon
THE COLONY by F.G. Cottam
PICKING THE BONES by Brian Hodge
THE SNOWMAN"S CHILDREN and THE TWO SAMS by Glen Hirshberg


message 3: by Kealan (new)

Kealan Burke (KealanPatrickBurke) | 1381 comments Mod
Love Hirshberg's stuff!


message 4: by Charlene (new)

Charlene | 1086 comments Bethany's Sin by McCammon
Saying Uncle by Greg Gifune
Bad Billy by Jimmy Pudge

Kealan, that Wally Lamb book was very good. I hope you enjoy it.


message 5: by Kealan (new)

Kealan Burke (KealanPatrickBurke) | 1381 comments Mod
The girlfriend recommended it and her tastes are better than mine, so I'm looking forward to it!


message 6: by Jon Recluse (last edited Aug 27, 2012 02:33PM) (new)

Jon Recluse | 2047 comments I was just checking out that book on GR.

Not one male liked it.


message 7: by Charlene (new)

Charlene | 1086 comments I thought it was excellent and I thought his second book was even better.

I picked up Descentby Sandy Deluca today. : )


message 8: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 2047 comments Sounds interesting.


message 9: by Charlene (new)

Charlene | 1086 comments She has a free short out Death Moon, I don't know if it's still free, but I really enjoyed it. So I thought I would try this one out.


message 10: by Chris (new)

Chris Bowsman | 191 comments FULL DARK, NO STARS by SK. Just finished it, freaking fantastic. Heading to Half-Price Books friday, so I'll probably get a bunch of Richard Laymon and Jack Ketchum books :)


message 11: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 2047 comments I wanna know what you pick up!


message 12: by Chris (new)

Chris Bowsman | 191 comments Usually it's a bunch of old Leisure stuff, but last time I lucked out and found a couple Tom Piccirilli books.


message 13: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 2047 comments Nice!


message 14: by Chris (new)

Chris Bowsman | 191 comments I think it's criminal that he's not a household name.


message 15: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 2047 comments It is. I've been reading his stuff since The Choir of Ill Children.

I just put in a request for a couple of Karl Edward Wagner collections from my new inter-library system.


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Benjamin Uminsky (BenjaminU) | 40 comments I just got in J.G Ballard's Arkham house collection of short stories. Memories of the Space Age by J.G. Ballard

I also recently purchased Centipede Press' newest reprint of Thomas Tryon's Harvest Home Harvest Home by Thomas Tryon


message 17: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 2047 comments Very nice.


message 18: by Kealan (new)

Kealan Burke (KealanPatrickBurke) | 1381 comments Mod
Benjamin: Book porn. That is all.


message 19: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 2047 comments Book porn?


message 20: by Kealan (new)

Kealan Burke (KealanPatrickBurke) | 1381 comments Mod
Books so awesome they elicit feelings akin to those experienced while watching porn = book porn.


message 21: by Jon Recluse (last edited Aug 30, 2012 06:01PM) (new)

Jon Recluse | 2047 comments I don't watch porn....and remind me never to lend you a book.....


message 22: by Chris (new)

Chris Bowsman | 191 comments I probably sound like a salesman for Half-Price Books, but they're having a 20% off sale through Monday.


message 23: by Kealan (new)

Kealan Burke (KealanPatrickBurke) | 1381 comments Mod
Sweet, thanks Chris!


message 24: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin Uminsky (BenjaminU) | 40 comments Kealan wrote: "Benjamin: Book porn. That is all."

Very expensive book porn... mind you. I love books from Centipede Press... but they don't come cheaply. Their Masters of the Weird Tale omnibuses are amazing.

For those interested in CP...
http://www.centipedepress.com/books.html


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Benjamin Uminsky (BenjaminU) | 40 comments I will soon be buying Stephen Clark's newest title, published by the newly formed Egaeus Press. I still need to write a review of Clark's recent novella, "The Satyr", which was magnificent... very much in the vein of Bruno Schultz's works.

Clark's newest is a beautifully bound hard cover edition...
http://www.egaeuspress.com/In_Deliriu...


message 26: by Chris (new)

Chris Bowsman | 191 comments Back from HPB. Got Lehane's A DRINK BEFORE THE WAR and DARKNESS, TAKE MY HAND for me, a couple doorstop fantasy books for my wife (Terry Goodkind and something else), and a 3D sticker/coloring book for one of my kids, all for less than $20.


message 27: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 2047 comments Nice!


message 28: by Kealan (new)

Kealan Burke (KealanPatrickBurke) | 1381 comments Mod
Sweet haul, both of you!

Ben: Centipede Press puts out some very classy, gorgeous editions of work that deserves reissue. Don't they also do trades for the non-collector?


message 29: by Benjamin (new)

Benjamin Uminsky (BenjaminU) | 40 comments =)
Sometimes they will do paperback editions... which are more in $15 range. Cheapest hardback they have is more in the $60 range though.


message 30: by Kealan (new)

Kealan Burke (KealanPatrickBurke) | 1381 comments Mod
Zoinks!


message 31: by Catt (new)

Catt Dahman | 2 comments " Thomas Tryon's Harvest Home "...........one of my top ten of all time favs


message 32: by Kealan (new)

Kealan Burke (KealanPatrickBurke) | 1381 comments Mod
You know, I've never read anything by Tryon, though I know I should.


message 33: by Kealan (new)

Kealan Burke (KealanPatrickBurke) | 1381 comments Mod
Just bought THE PILLOWMAN and THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE & OTHER PLAYS by Martin McDonagh. I've enjoyed his movies very much (IN BRUGES, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS), so I'm eager to check out his plays. THE PILLOWMAN in particular is supposed to be very dark and grimly humorous, which is as good as way to describe his work as any.


message 34: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 2047 comments I've only read one play.
The White Devil


message 35: by Dylan (new)

Dylan (dylanjmorgan) | 22 comments My latest purchase was Nemesis . . . of course.

I also got "Autobiography of a Werewolf Hunter" and "Speed Dating with the Dead" yesterday, but both of those were Kindle free editions, so not technically purchases.

Gonna be some good reading this winter.


message 36: by Bill (new)

Bill (Shiftyj1) | 135 comments Just bought The Hoard, The Summer I Died, and A Choir of Ill Children.

Got a bunch of cool hardback books at the Goodwill store recently as well. Not sure when I am going to find the time to read all these...


message 37: by Charlene (new)

Charlene | 1086 comments What a good bunch of books, Bill!

I've heard lots of good things about that Piccirilli book. (I'm pretty sure that's not spelled correctly!)

And The Hoard ruled!


message 38: by Bill (new)

Bill (Shiftyj1) | 135 comments Hi, Charlene! I got The Hoard because I saw your reviews on it! Can't wait to start. The Piccirilli I picked up along with a few others of his to try and show some support for him and his cancer battle even though I have never read him. Quite a few people that I trust think he is great, so I have a lot of catching up to do ; )


message 39: by Charlene (last edited Nov 06, 2012 11:51AM) (new)

Charlene | 1086 comments I would love to hear your thoughts when you're done, Bill!


message 40: by Kealan (new)

Kealan Burke (KealanPatrickBurke) | 1381 comments Mod
I've never read a bad book by Tom P. Great guy too. I'm hoping he pulls through this tough time.


message 41: by Charlene (new)

Charlene | 1086 comments I've only read a few shorts here and there.
I've read really good things about Choir though.


message 42: by Kealan (new)

Kealan Burke (KealanPatrickBurke) | 1381 comments Mod
That's still my favorite one.


message 44: by Charlene (new)

Charlene | 1086 comments Ooohh, that's a good haul there, Cynthia.
I have not yet read Let the Right One In, but I've read and enjoyed the other two.


message 45: by Kealan (new)

Kealan Burke (KealanPatrickBurke) | 1381 comments Mod
Very nice, Cynthia. Like Charlene, I've read all but LTROI, and they were good. A WINTER HAUNTING is particularly good.


message 46: by Kealan (new)

Kealan Burke (KealanPatrickBurke) | 1381 comments Mod
My latest acquisitions were HORNS by Joe Hill, and THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE & OTHER PLAYS by Martin McDonagh.


message 47: by Charlene (new)

Charlene | 1086 comments My newest acquisition was Nemesis: The Death of Timmy Quinn.
Whoohoo!


message 48: by Kealan (new)

Kealan Burke (KealanPatrickBurke) | 1381 comments Mod
Yay! Thanks Charlene!


message 49: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia | 5 comments Kealan wrote: "My latest acquisitions were HORNS by Joe Hill, and THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE & OTHER PLAYS by Martin McDonagh."

I loved Horns!


message 50: by Charlene (new)

Charlene | 1086 comments Kealan, thanks to you and whoever else for the reasonable pricing. It's appreciated!


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