Monday, March 15, 2010

My Newest Additions

It's time to introduce you to my newest additions. These review copies have been appearing on my doorstep, all shipped by very generous authors, and have been added to the top of my to-be-read pile.

They are listed here in the order they arrived, which is also the order they will be read:(Descriptions taken from back covers and goodreads)

Post-Human by David Simpson
It's a vision of what our world will look like in the future, in which microscopic robots reset your celluar clock, keep you young, and allow you to download intelligence, strength, and eyesight. Everything we dreamed was supposed to come true. Until a group of 5 terraformers return to Earth from outerspace and find every human being gruesomely murdered. Welcome to the post human era.

Don't Smell the Floss by Matty Byloos
It's a collection of short stories that are broken up into two sections: Love Stories for a Contemporary Audience and Post-Traumatic Dreamscapes. With titles like "A Brief History of the Tupperware Party" and "My Friend the Pornographer", I can't help but think I will enjoy this!

Banned for Life by D.R. Haney
He and his novel were recommended to me by Greg Olear. The book centers in on New York and LA. Punk Rock music. And the culture wars of the 80's and 90's. It's been reviewed as a "rock'n'roll novel that truly rocks". A man is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of someone he barely knew... The first sentence is an attention getter- "It all began with a fuck".

The Life O'Reilly by Brian Cohen
Exploring the flaws of being human and the imprtance of controlling one's own destiny, this book reminds us of how precious life is and how quickly and tragically it can change. An emotional and unforgettable tale that will challenge your expectations of the modern love story.

I think it goes without saying that I am very thankful for the opportunity to read and review these novels. And for the generosity of the authors who so willingly sent them to me!

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