Monday, January 14, 2013

Mailbox Monday: January 14, 2013



Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme started by Marcia at Mailbox Monday in which bloggers can ramble on about the books they received/bought/stole over a given week.  Each month a new blogger hosts the meme, and this month it’s Lori’s Reading Corner.

--- The Books ---

Lethal Circuit by Lars Guignard – Lethal circuit is a spy thriller from a new author I’ve not heard of yet, but from the sounds of things, it has everything a good thriller needs.  Backdrop of impending doom (satellite-cum-nuclear weapon heading for earth)?  Check!  Unassuming protagonist in search of something (his father in Hong Kong)?  Check!  Big baddies (Chinese secret police) trying to kill the protagonist?  Check!  Secret technology (long-lost Nazi gadget) that is the secret to setting everything right.  Check!  Well alrighty, then.  I guess the only thing left to do is to read it and see how it all shakes out.  To learn more about the book or its author, you can visit larsguignard.com.

A Soul’s Calling by Scott Bishop – Author Scott Bishop describes his book as “speculative non-fiction,” which, I guess is to say, speculative fiction based on real events?  Kind of like those movies that are “based on a true story?”  It’s a memoir of a man who interacts with an invisible realm that is beyond ordinary human perception.  He realizes his soul has been compromised and travels to Nepal to win it back.  There, he hikes the Himalayas, interacts with Luminous Beings, and hopes to eventually hike Mt. Everest.  It’s an interesting take on the memoir—taking a real-life travel log and imbuing it with the essence of a supernatural journey of self-discovery.  Ryan has taken on this book for review, and I’m expecting fantabulous awesomeness.  You should too.  For more information about the author, check out his website, scott-bishop.com. 

Complex 90 by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan CollinsTitan Books is one of my new publisher crushes.  Have I mentioned that before?  In addition to having added the Hard Case Crime line to their repertoire, they’re also publishing some of Mickey Spillane’s unfinished Mike Hammer manuscripts.  Evidently he was working on multiple novel ideas when he passed away.  His friend, collaborator, and utterly amazing crime author in his own right, Max Allan Collins, picked up where Spillane left off, resulting in no less than six new Mike Hammer novels.  And they say dead men tell no tales.  Show’s what they know.  In the story, Hammer accompanies a politician on a fact-finding mission to Moscow, and an international incident results (but of course!).  Sounds about right for a Mike Hammer mystery, and I’m excited to read it.  The book hits stores in May of 2013.
                                                                                                                                                 

And now that I’ve showed you mine, it’s time to show me yours.  What did you get in your mailbox this week?

16 comments:

  1. What's going on here? I used 'well alrighty then!' in my posts today, too. There's something in the air, I guess. I'll be perusing DRAGON ART over my coffee and then getting into JULIET at the doctor's office. http://jessicaveter.blogspot.ca/

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  2. ENJOY....they look interesting.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  3. They do sound like exciting books. Enjoy!

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  4. Happy reading! Off to check out the Titan Books link.

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  5. I love publisher crushes :) Hope you've been well :)

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  6. Looks like you got another good haul! I just got the latest Matt Royal mystery by H. Terrell Griffin.

    If you get a chance, check out my giveaway of Dinner with Lenny: the Last Long Interview with Leonard Bernstein by Jonathan Cott. I think you will really enjoy it.

    -Ethan
    http://e135-abookaweek.blogspot.com/2013/01/dinner-with-lenny-by-jonathan-cott.html

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