It’s New Book Day… Again!
By Jessica Barton on June 29, 2010
Ahhh, another glorious Tuesday! By now, you know what that means: NEW BOOKS! HOORAY! If the millions of books already out in the world today don’t tickle your fancy well… maybe one of these will. Or maybe not. Don’t be so damn picky!
I suppose Tuesday new releases is a little misleading, actually. James Patterson released a new novel yesterday, which is not TECHNICALLY a Tuesday and okay — maybe not ALL books come out on Tuesdays. But a lot do! Just not this one. So, we’ll start with it!
Private by James Patterson
The police can’t help you
Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily–and his staff of investigators uses the world’s most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases. The press will destroy you Jack is already deep into the investigation of a multi-million dollar NFL gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of 18 schoolgirls when he learns of a horrific murder close to home: his best friend’s wife, Jack’s former lover, has been killed. It nearly pushes him over the edge. Instead, Jack pushes back and devotes all of Private’s resources to tracking down her killer. Only one place to turn: Private But Jack doesn’t have to play by the rules. As he closes in on the killer and chooses between revenge and justice, Morgan has to navigate a workplace love affair that threatens to blow the roof off his plans. With a plot that moves at death-defying speeds,Private is James Patterson sleekest, most exciting thriller ever.
via James Patterson’s site.
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
Set in atmospheric coastal Japan, this epic story centers on an earnest young clerk, Jacob de Zoet, who arrives in the summer of 1799 to make his fortune and return to Holland to wed his fiancée. But Jacob’s plans are shaken when he meets the daughter of a Samurai.
Kraken by China Mieville
With this outrageous new novel, China Miéville has written one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read this—or any other—year. The London that comes to life in Kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, where criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are locked in a war to bring about—or prevent—the End of All Things.
Arkham Asylum: Madness by Sam Keither. Graphic Novel
It is the most feared house in all of Gotham. It contains the worst that the city has to offer. It is the place where the Dark Knight’s most dangerous and psychotic foes call home. Writer / artist Sam Kieth, the creator of THE MAXX, invites you to spend 24 hours in the most haunted house in the DC Universe, Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane in this original Batman graphic novel.
So there you go, just a few I decided to give a highlight. Anything I missed that you’re looking forward to? Feel free to comment here or over on my Twitter and let me me know. Happy reading, nerdlings!