Winstons books

Been a while since I posted some books that have arrived at Winston towers ,well last week I had five books arrive ,although to be truthful two had been at post office for a number of days but postman hadn’t let me know luckily Simon from the post office three door down from me manage to grab me and tell me they’d been left there .so here are the books –

The books are –

The milk man in the night by Andrey Kurkov – this is the latest offering from th Ukrainian writer ,a satire a man keeps disappearing every night so hires some one to follow him and report back ,with shocking results .I loved death and the penguin by him and have read 50 pages so far and loving it .

The manual of darkness by Enrique De HÉriz  – this is one of Frank Wynne’s latest translations .We follow Victor Losa a magician he is in the middle of an act when he loses his vision ,this sends him on a journey into the past and discovering more about Peter Grouse a famous pickpocket who challenge the famous Victorian magicians to see who was best among them .I m looking forward to this another great Spanish writer by the look of it .

River of shadows by Valerio Varesi – I was sent the paperback by Machlehose books ,but had reviewed the hardback last year here is my review ,if you ,like  you crime tinged with the past this is the book for you .

Killed at the whim of a hat by Colin Cotterill – we follow Jimm Jureee a crime reporter as he tries to find  who killed two skeletons that have been discovered they ve been dead for thirty years and one of them is wearing a hat .I must admit I may have put this to one side as it isn’t a translation but  I like the cover and the story sounds great as well .


ANd last but no means least

Maybe this time by Alois Hotschnig – now the arrival of a new Peirene is alway a treat and here it is number six from the nymph and her girls ,a collection of short stories this time from one of the most well-known writers in Austria ,stories include a man lured into a house where he finds a doll that looks like him .His works have been compared to the late great Thomas Bernhard which is praise indeed .

Which of these books would you enjoy ?

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Book Whisperer
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 18:51:14

    I love the fact that your socks have made an appearance too, Stu 😉


  2. amymckie
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 20:45:50

    Great new books – terrible when the postman doesn’t give you the information you need isn’t it! Here’s hoping I’ll have a Peirene book with I get home too 🙂


  3. Kinna
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 21:36:51

    The Kurkov, The Manual of Darkness and the short stories from Peirene look good. Enjoy your reading.


  4. Geosi
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 13:47:04

    Congrats on these new additions. Happy reading them.


  5. Linda Endersby
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 15:55:07

    I love the sound of The Milkman In the Night. Its such a great title,and i like the sound of Death and the Penguin too. I hope they live up to their great titles. Nice collection Stu, glad your neighbour told you about the parcel!


  6. Caroline
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 16:03:02

    I would certainly like to read the Varesi but the Kourkov as well. I got his first one here that i need to read.


  7. Nana Fredua-Agyeman
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 18:48:58

    You’re really into translation. Thanks for making me wish for more of the books you’ve been adding.


  8. Violet
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 05:51:26

    It’s always dangerous for my TBR list when I stop by here. I think the Kurkov may appeal to me, as I do like a good satire.


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