Thursday's New Books - 19 FEB

Hung Hounds - Donald Armfield Aperture Magazine Anthology: The Minor White Years, 1952-1976 - Peter Bunnell, Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox - Barry Hughart Tortured Souls: The Legend of Primordium - Clive Barker, Bob Eggleton The Mallet of Loving Correction - John Scalzi

It had been a really slow book week for me, I hardly read any fiction at all. My wife and I went to York for the weekend which sort of threw me off my normal schedule.


As a charter member of Beauty in Ruins' WTF Friday Buyer's Club, I got a copy of "Hung Hounds". I haven't started it yet, but I suspect it'll be the proper antidote to all the technical detail and Highbrow Art I'm reading right now.


I did get a lot of reading done on the trains, but not any of the dozens of books I've bought from recommendations here. I plowed through some exciting books about InDesign, and got a good start on "Aperture Magazine - The Minor White Years" (in hardback even!). That's the sort of book I find useful in physical form, as I feel the tactile experience of underlining, highlighting and making notes in the margins helps me recall the information later. Also, it's fun to share the book with other people and see what they add to the dialogue.


Then, this morning, as I was scrolling through the many dozens of posts I'd missed, I saw the humblebundle package that includes "The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox". I'm very excited about this; I read those books several times and I'm thrilled to have them in electronic format now. It's been a few years since I read them - I think it was even before my first marriage - so it'll almost be like reading a new series. The package also includes the Clive Barker marketing experiment "Tortured Souls", the latest John Scalzi memoirs, and a couple of anthologies that I'll try. There's also some books in there that are clearly not written for me, but for £25 and a donation to charity, it's a heckuva deal.


For those of you who (like myself) obsess over the tidiness of your Calibre database, I'll present the ISBN and series info I found for the books in the humblebundle:

Muse of Fire    1596061812
Science Fiction

Brayans Gold    1596063637
series: Demon Cycle #1.5

Inside Job    1596060247

Jacaranda    1596066849
series: The Clockwork Century #6

The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox    0966543602

The Ape's Wife    1596065869
Fantasy, short stories (single author)

Nobody’s Home    1596066709
series: Anubis Gates #0

The End of the Sentence    1596066792

The Hunter from The Woods    1596064137
series: Michael Gallatin #2

The Top of the Volcano    1596066342
Science Fiction, short stories (single author)

The Jack Vance Treasury    1596060778
Science Fiction, short stories (single author)

The Mallet of Loving Correction    1596065796

Tortured Souls: The Legend of Primordium    1596066369

Black Hat Jack    1596066776

Amityville Horrible    1596065656
series: OtherWorld #10.8

Academic Exercises    1596066091