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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The mailman struck again! This time here's what's in the mailbox :


I posted the blurb about The Magicians by Lev Grossman not a long time ago. This may be a long shot for me since it involves the real world. As I said before, I'm not usually attracted by novels with links or beginning in the real world except for books like Shadow of the Wind or such which received great comments. I think one of the only fantasy novel I read that started in the real world was The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gabriel Kay. But as with Shadow of the wind, The Magicians blogosphere hype reached my subconsciousness.

As for Tom Lloyd, I chose to try it after reading a couple of times about him and his work at A Dribble of Ink. This seems a little bit more like a safe bet but still an interesting new series to add to the list. So many books, so little time! Anyway, thanks Aidan!

Finally, I don't think that I have to add much about Erikson's omnibus. It's sad that it was released too soon (meaning that it won't include the latest Beauchelain and Korbal Broach novella, Crack’d Pot Trail). It's Erikson... so I can't wait.

I also added PeterWilliam blog (Ubiquitous abscence) to my blogroll, he's got something nice going on there.

I have a new interview waiting for the author answers. Hope to add even more soon by I prefer to take my time.

3 comments:

Tyson said...

I just got The Magician in the mail as well. However, I got a different cover.

Phil said...

You probably got the UK cover and the one I received was the US cover.

Is this the one : http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/images/043401950X/sr=8-1/qid=1253842636/ref=dp_image_z_0?ie=UTF8&n=266239&s=books&qid=1253842636&sr=8-1

I think that the US cover is a bit more stylish but the UK cover is kind of more appropriate for a "contemporary fiction".

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