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Posted on 5 Feb 2013 14:39:29 GMT
Dan Holloway says:
Hint taken and conversation joined, Monica. I've also recommended a couple of my very favourite book blogs for literature in translation, with which I'm sure you're already familiar

Posted on 3 Feb 2013 20:02:27 GMT
monica says:
In The Thread That Time Forgot (aka Reissues and New Translations, on p.2) my last post was a link to fiction in translation that would be coming out this year. And guest appearances there by, oh, just say a poster who knows there's a new book out by Zambra would be welcome to what's become the PJ & monica show . . . Zambra's Private Lives of Trees was in my goodie bag from Open Letter so perhaps I'll read him next.

Posted on 3 Feb 2013 13:40:06 GMT
Bex says:
I cant wait for the final book of the Spellwright trilogy by Blake Charlton to come out. Absolutely loved the first two and have been waiting an age for the third. By the looks of your list Karen, I imagine you'd love them too. You should check them out.

Posted on 3 Feb 2013 11:30:10 GMT
I Readalot says:
Just remembered another one 'The New Watch' - Sergei Lukyanenko, it has been 4 years since 'The Last Watch' was published and I have been hoping he would write another book in the series ever since reading it.

Posted on 3 Feb 2013 11:28:38 GMT
Dan Holloway says:
Two books that came out in January I'm hugely looking forward to reading very soon are Alejandro Zambra's Ways of Going Home and Sarah Butler's Ten Things I've Learned About Love. Of the yet to come books, it would have to be Tao Lin's Taipei. As someone who inhabits the scrubland just beyond the suburbs of the Alt Lit community and loves the energy of its writing if not sometimes its egos, I'm intrigued both to read the book which, being published by Bloomsbury, is the first truly mainstream offering from the community, and to see if such a high profile book sparks a rush amongst publishers for other voices from within Alt Lit

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2013 10:50:09 GMT
I Readalot says:
I read Da Vinci Code before all the hype, as you say a page turner, so I then read his previous books all much better than Lost Symbol, which had me cringing, groaning and laughing in the wrong places. I lost count of how many times he used the words 'I don't believe it' (or versions of), the character had already seen and experienced so many unbelievable things I would have thought by then he would have gone with the flow. If it hadn't been for the controversy surrounding Da Vinci I wonder if anyone would have heard of DB.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 23:10:11 GMT
Me neither - the Lost Symbol was ultimately pants, so I will not be rushing out to get the new one, even though I did like the Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. I know he is no literary genius, but the books were page turners.

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 21:22:50 GMT
I Readalot says:
Hi Karen - I am looking forward to a couple of crime novels, both published in March, 'Ghost Riders of Ordebec' - Fred Vargas and the final instalment of Johan Theorin's Oland quartet 'Asylum'. If I think of anything else I'll post back. Definitely NOT looking forward the new Dan Brown.

Initial post: 2 Feb 2013 20:04:52 GMT
I started a similar thread last year and I am hoping that there are others of you who are also looking forward to some exciting new publications this year.

I am extremely excited that Neil Gaiman has a new book out this summer - The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I absolutely love his books and cannot wait for this one.

Also, Jasper Fforde has the 3rd Dragonslayer book coming out in the autumn I think, so I shall have to sit tight for that. I have rationed his other books rather than gorging myself on them all at once so I still have The Fourth Bear and The Woman Who Died A Lot to keep me going until then.

What books are you awaiting with baited breath?
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