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It’s New Book Day… Again!

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.
via thousandautumns.com


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.
via Amazon!

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.
via Amazon!

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!

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5 comments

  • I do not know of the Batman-ness of Arkham Asylum, sadly.

    Also, just so it’s clear, I’m not really endorsing these books as awesome or terrible reads. I’m simply bringing their existence to your attentions.

    Now on FRIDAY, that’s a different story. That’s always a book I’ve actually read and feel like sharing.

  • Recommend a good book, preferably non-fiction, for someone with an incredibly short attention span!

    I normally read a quarter or halfway through a book in no time at all, then put it down cuz I get bored with it. I can’t even remember the last time I finished a book…… It sadly was probably the DaVinci Code; just because I wanted to know what the movie was going to be like. Since then I’ve started:
    Lost City of Z
    Stephen Colbert: I am America and so can you
    The last Templar
    Kitchen Confidential
    And some others that quickly’er lost my interest.