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Title: Best Book of 2006 so far
Post by: bruce on July 11, 2006, 01:59:57 PM
For fans of Pulp and those who enjoyed The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay pick this one up: The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril. A great read I can't reccomend enough.

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Title: Re: Best Book of 2006 so far
Post by: Mark on August 04, 2006, 09:13:23 PM
The news of Thomas Pynchon dropping a new book in December quickly renders this thread useless.
Title: Re: Best Book of 2006 so far
Post by: B_Buster on August 05, 2006, 11:17:22 PM
Cormac McCarthy's got a new one coming out this year as well.
Title: Re: Best Book of 2006 so far
Post by: Tom Scharpling on August 06, 2006, 01:37:19 AM
This is like a library fight!

Tom.
Title: Re: Best Book of 2006 so far
Post by: bruce on August 06, 2006, 08:04:52 AM
Cormac McCarthy's got a new one coming out this year as well.

I'll have to add this to my list of books to request for review. So hopefully it will turn up in a few weeks but I also have to read the new Dennis Lehane and Frederick Forsyth first.
Title: Re: Best Book of 2006 so far
Post by: Omar on August 06, 2006, 08:14:41 AM
In Persuasion Nation by George Saunders:

http://www.inpersuasionnation.com/book.html

Followed closely by LWD (http://www.friendsoftom.com/fotpedia/index.php?title=Lady_Wainsworth%27s_Desires).
Title: Re: Best Book of 2006 so far
Post by: Emerson on August 06, 2006, 11:41:25 PM
All fine and good, I suppose. But wouldn't you rather have a funny book, assembled by Best Show contributors and their friends? Yes, I believe you would...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0867196572/104-3921478-7666312?redirect=true&n=283155

~EmD
Title: Re: Best Book of 2006 so far
Post by: shotzi on August 07, 2006, 07:01:23 PM
King Dork by Frank Portman. It's probably the only book released in 2006 that I've read but I thought it was great. Tom should have Dr. Frank on the show. Holy crap that would be awesome.
Title: Re: Best Book of 2006 so far
Post by: Chris L on August 08, 2006, 12:30:19 AM
Cormac McCarthy's got a new one coming out this year as well.

Where could one find info on this?  I heard he wrote a play that's premiering soon.
Title: Re: Best Book of 2006 so far
Post by: shotzi on August 08, 2006, 04:03:05 AM
The Coen Brothers are currently filming No Country For Old Men. I predict that it will be godly. The Coen Brothers will be back with a vengence, finally!
Title: Re: Best Book of 2006 so far
Post by: bruce on August 08, 2006, 06:19:57 AM
Comes out end of September:

From Publishers Weekly
   Starred Review.  Violence, in McCarthy's postapocalyptic tour de force, has been visited worldwide in the form of a "long shear of light and then a series of low concussions" that leaves cities and forests burned, birds and fish dead and the earth shrouded in gray clouds of ash. In this landscape, an unnamed man and his young son journey down a road to get to the sea. (The man's wife, who gave birth to the boy after calamity struck, has killed herself.) They carry blankets and scavenged food in a shopping cart, and the man is armed with a revolver loaded with his last two bullets. Beyond the ever-present possibility of starvation lies the threat of roving bands of cannibalistic thugs. The man assures the boy that the two of them are "good guys," but from the way his father treats other stray survivors the boy sees that his father has turned into an amoral survivalist, tenuously attached to the morality of the past by his fierce love for his son. McCarthy establishes himself here as the closest thing in American literature to an Old Testament prophet, trolling the blackest registers of human emotion to create a haunting and grim novel about civilization's slow death after the power goes out.  250,000 announced first printing; BOMC main selection.(Oct.)
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Title: Re: Best Book of 2006 so far
Post by: Chris L on August 08, 2006, 07:43:09 AM
Good news abounds on this thread.