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October book buzz


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October book buzz

  1. 1. October Buzzworthy Bistro
  2. 2. Power of E-Readers
  3. 6. Books to Movies <ul><li>Secretariat: The Making of a Champion by William Nack </li></ul><ul><li>Starring Diane Lane and John Malkovich </li></ul><ul><li>Opening: October 8th </li></ul>
  4. 7. Books to Movies <ul><li>It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini </li></ul><ul><li>Starring: Zack Galifianakis and Emma Roberts </li></ul><ul><li>Opening October 8th </li></ul>
  5. 8. Books to Movies <ul><li>The Social Network based upon The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich </li></ul><ul><li>Playing Now </li></ul>
  6. 9. The Five Meanest Book Reviews
  7. 10. The Five Meanest Book Reviews <ul><li>Dirty Sexy Politics by Meghan McCain </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;It is impossible to read 'Dirty, Sexy Politics' and come away with the impression that you have read anything other than the completely unedited ramblings of an idiot.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>--Leon Wolf </li></ul>
  8. 11. The Five Meanest Book Reviews <ul><li>Harry, Revised by Mark Sarvas </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Other terms that the novelist is pretentious enough to use despite his not knowing their precise meanings include 'enormity,' 'parameters,' 'jumper,' 'tortuous' and 'petty crime.' The choicest mixed metaphor finds Harry 'keeping his balls in the air' while he’s 'stuck on a roller coaster' carrying him along by 'sheer momentum.'&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>--Troy Patterson </li></ul>
  9. 12. The Five Meanest Book Reviews <ul><li>Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Foer isn't just a bad author, he's a vile one. Why wait to have ideas worth writing when you can grab a big theme, throw in the kitchen sink, and wear your flip-flops all the way to the bank? How could someone so willfully young be so unambitious?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>--Harry Siegel </li></ul>
  10. 13. The Five Meanest Book Reviews <ul><li>Freedom by Jonathan Franzen </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The novel is a 576-page monument to insignificance. Franzen uses facile tricks to tart up the story as a total account of American life.&quot; --B.R. Myers </li></ul>
  11. 14. The Five Meanest Book Reviews <ul><li>The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;This is easily one of the worst books I’ve ever read. And bear in mind that I’ve read John Grisham.&quot; --Susan Cohen </li></ul>
  12. 16. New Releases <ul><li>Title: Bound </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Antonya Nelson </li></ul><ul><li>A young wife and older entrepreneurial husband, negotiate their difference in age and a plethora of well-concealed secrets. </li></ul>
  13. 17. New Releases <ul><li>Title: C </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Tom McCarthy </li></ul><ul><li>An experimental novel for the ambitious reader. </li></ul>
  14. 18. New Releases <ul><li>Title: Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Donald Sturrock </li></ul><ul><li>The first authorized biography of one of the greatest authors of the modern age. </li></ul>
  15. 19. New Releases <ul><li>Title: Some Sing, Some Cry </li></ul><ul><li>Authors: Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza </li></ul><ul><li>A saga covering seven generations of the Mayfield family. </li></ul>
  16. 20. New Releases <ul><li>Title: The Replacement </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Brenna Yovanoff </li></ul><ul><li>Mackie Doyle is not of this world. </li></ul>
  17. 21. New Releases <ul><li>Title: By Nightfall </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Michael Cunningham </li></ul><ul><li>A New Yorker has an existential crisis. </li></ul>
  18. 22. New Releases <ul><li>Title: Zero History </li></ul><ul><li>Author: William Gibson </li></ul><ul><li>A follow-up to Spook Country. </li></ul>
  19. 23. New Releases <ul><li>Title: God and Sex </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Michael Coogan </li></ul><ul><li>What does the Bible Really say about sex? </li></ul>
  20. 24. New Releases <ul><li>Title: Obama’s War </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Bob Woodward </li></ul><ul><li>An unprecedented behind the scenes look. </li></ul>
  21. 25. Hot Off the Press <ul><li>Title: Great House </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Nicole Krauss </li></ul><ul><li>One desk, many stories </li></ul>
  22. 26. Hot Off The Press <ul><li>Title: The Reversal </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Michael Connelly </li></ul><ul><li>The latest in the Harry Bosch series. </li></ul>
  23. 27. Hot Off The Press <ul><li>Title: The Next Queen of Heaven </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Gregory Maguire </li></ul><ul><li>A little bit sacred, a little bit profane. </li></ul>
  24. 28. Hot Off The Press <ul><li>Title: Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine </li></ul><ul><li>Author: George Dohrmann </li></ul>
  25. 29. Hot Off the Press <ul><li>Title: The Valcourt Heiress </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Catherine Coulter </li></ul><ul><li>Historical romance from the best-selling author. </li></ul>
  26. 30. Hot Off the Press <ul><li>Title: Nemesis </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Philip Roth </li></ul><ul><li>One family and the long-term effects of polio in 1944. </li></ul>
  27. 31. Hot Off The Press <ul><li>Title: World and Town </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Gish Jen </li></ul><ul><li>A novel of survival and reconciliation. </li></ul>
  28. 32. Hot Off The Press <ul><li>Title: The False Friend </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Myla Goldberg </li></ul><ul><li>After 20 years Celia decides to tell the truth of what really happened… </li></ul>
  29. 33. Hot Off the Press <ul><li>Title: At Home: A Short History of Private Life </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Bill Bryson </li></ul><ul><li>A stroll through Bill’s house. </li></ul>
  30. 34. Hot Off the Press <ul><li>Title: Spiritual Envy: an Agnostic’s Quest </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Michael Krasny </li></ul><ul><li>A memoir of searching and doubt. </li></ul>
  31. 35. Upcoming Books <ul><li>Title: The Lost Hero </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Rick Riordan </li></ul><ul><li>A new series set at Camp Half-Blood. </li></ul>
  32. 36. Upcoming Releases <ul><li>Title: Life </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Keith Richards </li></ul><ul><li>The rocker’s long awaited autobiography. </li></ul>
  33. 37. Upcoming Releases <ul><li>Title: Hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Jackie Morse Kessler </li></ul><ul><li>An anorexic teen girl becomes one of the four horsemen. </li></ul>
  34. 38. Upcoming Releases <ul><li>Title: How to Read the Air </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Dinaw Mengestu </li></ul><ul><li>A man on the brink of divorce tries to make sense of his family history. </li></ul>
  35. 39. Upcoming Releases <ul><li>Title: Travels in Siberia </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Ian Frazier </li></ul><ul><li>A travelogue of &quot;the greatest horrible country in the world,&quot; </li></ul>
  36. 40. Upcoming Releases <ul><li>Title: The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Jane Leavy </li></ul>
  37. 41. Upcoming Releases <ul><li>Title: Worth Dying For </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Lee Child </li></ul><ul><li>Jack Reacher! </li></ul>
  38. 42. Upcoming Releases <ul><li>Title: Wake of Forgiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Bruce Machart </li></ul><ul><li>A sweeping tale of forgiveness </li></ul>
  39. 43. Upcoming Releases <ul><li>Title: Our Kind of Traitor </li></ul><ul><li>Author: John Le Carre </li></ul><ul><li>The latest from the master of spy fiction. </li></ul>
  40. 44. Upcoming Releases <ul><li>Title: Djibouti </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Elmore Leonard </li></ul><ul><li>The latest from the author of more than 40 novels. </li></ul>
  41. 45. Upcoming Releases <ul><li>Title: Ghost in Trouble </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Carolyn Hart </li></ul><ul><li>The latest set in the fictional town of Adelaide, Oklahoma. </li></ul>
  42. 46. Upcoming Releases <ul><li>Title: Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Avi Steinberg </li></ul>
  43. 47. Upcoming Releases <ul><li>Title: The Confession </li></ul><ul><li>Author: John Grisham </li></ul><ul><li>His first legal thriller since January, 2009. </li></ul>
  44. 48. Staff Picks <ul><li>Blind Descent by James Tabor </li></ul><ul><li>The Passage by Justin Cronin </li></ul><ul><li>The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins </li></ul><ul><li>Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout </li></ul><ul><li>The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva </li></ul>
  45. 49. Five of My Favorite Horror Novels* <ul><li>Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill </li></ul><ul><li>Cell by Stephen King </li></ul><ul><li>Ghost Story by Peter Straub </li></ul><ul><li>Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin </li></ul><ul><li>I Am Legend by Richard Mattheson </li></ul><ul><li>*available at the Stillwater Public Library </li></ul>