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Well there has been a few packages at Winston towers . This week here i ll give a brief description of books and where they came from –

Andrew Kaufman from Telegram


1. These came from Kelly at telegram books ,via twitter .these are the debut and new novel by Canadian writer Andrew Kaufman .All my friends are superheros his debut came out in 2003 it follows tom a non superhero in a world of superheros as he tries to be seen by his wife that has been hypnotized to not see tom by her ex .the new novel the water proof bible which see three character Rebecca lewis and Aberystwyth going on a road trip come quest across Canada as they try to find redemption .

link to telegram page

on many deaths of Amanda Palmer

2. this book came to me by duckworth books via twitter ,it is a collection of writings edited by Rohan Kriwaczech ,the musician writer and composer ,the book follows an outpouring of writing by fans of Dresden dolls and now solo singer Amanda Palmer these piece sprung up on the internet and have now been given the term Palmeresque ,it is a wonderful example of fan fiction .

 link to duckworth page

the inheritance Peter Stephan Jungk

3. via Pushkin press ,I m taking part in my first blog tour and this is the book we re touring .the book is from  the well-known German writer Peter Stephan Jungk he is also a screenwriter and essayist ,lives in paris .the book follows Daniel Loew a poet as he tries to claim his uncles inheritance ,this takes him to his uncle’s home in Venezuela and then on to Miami and hamburg ,all this against a back drop of Hugo Chavez failed coup .the book is a Hoffman translation so really looking forward to it

link to Pushkin press  

books from insidebooks

4. these came from my friend and fellow blogger Simon ,strangely the books have thematically similar covers although totally different stories ,the book of fame is Lloyd jones debut novel ,he shot to fame with mister Pip ,Jones is from New Zealand and his debut follows the first all black tour of england a group of ordinary men become huge heros after this successful tour in 1905 .The second is David Mitchells new novel a book that is set to become on of the books of the year and may give him the booker the book follows Jacob De Zoet a dutch clerk in 1790’s japan .as ever Mitchell has proved his talent by writing something different to his previous canon of work .

link to inside books

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Book Whisperer
    May 30, 2010 @ 12:51:18

    Nice haul, Stu. Look forward to seeing your reviews on these.


  2. amymckie
    May 30, 2010 @ 13:33:57

    Some great books!


  3. Mar
    May 30, 2010 @ 15:30:33

    Great selection of books Stu! Can’ wait to read your reviews on them.


  4. Simon
    May 30, 2010 @ 17:14:06

    Remind me to try and Winston’s post redirected to South London!
    Great haul there. Enjoy them and look forward to reading what you think of them.


  5. Lua
    May 31, 2010 @ 05:26:33

    Nice collection of books Stu! I’ve haven’t read any of those so I’m looking forward for your reviews…


  6. Iris
    May 31, 2010 @ 11:04:50

    These look great. I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts on them!


  7. Jackie (Farm Lane Books)
    May 31, 2010 @ 11:21:55

    I have been tempted by the Andrew Kaufman books, so I look forward to seeing what you make of them. I was a big fan of Mr Pip and have been tempted to try his other books, but haven’t done so so far (although I do own a collection of them!) It is interesting to see how much The Book of Fame looks like the Mitchell. I look forward to hearing all about them. Enjoy your new books!


    • winstonsdad
      May 31, 2010 @ 12:40:58

      i had been nearly tempted too they had his first book in window of our waterstones for a while last year ,all the best stu


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