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Knight Books + Da Vinci 04/12/2010

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Bought two books by Peter David: Knight Life and Fall of Knight.

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In addition, I bought 101 Things You Didn’t Know About Da Vinci.

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Two Sherlock Books for P100 03/14/2010

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Just bought two Sherlock Holmes book at Book Sale, SM San Lazaro — A Sign of Four and…

Creepy Novel from the Author that created Rambo 03/13/2010

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When I saw David Morrell’s book Scavenger, I thought that the name sounded familiar.  Then when I checked the inside pages I was surprised to learn that he is the author of First Blood, the novel where Stallone’s movie was based from.  Now, that got me interested!

Grisham’s Second Book 03/13/2010

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My Grisham collection is growing but I still need to collect the earlier Grisham novels.  After buying A Time to Kill last February, I now bought his second book, The Firm.

Another Series to Collect: The Baroque Cycle 03/12/2010

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I have long wanted to read a Neal Stephenson novel, but somehow they prove to be elusive.  Some time ago, I found a Necronomicon hardback at Books for Less in SM Mall of Asia.  But it was so voluminous and expensive that I didn’t buy it.  Earlier, I also found an equally bulky hardback of Volume III of The Baroque Cycle — The System of the World at Book Sale, SM Fairview.

But now, I found another Neal Stephenson book at Book Sale, Alphaland.  It’s a paperback of Volume III of The Baroque Cycle — Odalisque.  I’m just wondering why the paperback of Volume III is now called Odalisque instead of The System of the World???

Great Book Discovery at Great Price 03/07/2010

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Upon browsing the rows of shelves in Book Sale at SM San Lazaro, I chanced upon a hardback entitled The Crimson Petal and the White with a nice cover art, which just screams Victorian, with an equally attractive price of P38.  Surely, a price you cannot refuse.

Upon reaching home, I immediately googled the author, Michel Faber, and I could say that I’m quite happy with the results.  Here’s a nice profile from Bookreporter.com:

Michel Faber’s work has been described as a combination of Roald Dahl and Franz Kafka, as Somerset Maugham shacking up with Ian McEwan.

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90th Anniversary Edition of Writer’s Digest 03/07/2010

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Imagine finding a January 2010 Special 90th Anniversary Issue of Writer’s Digest at P28?  Joy abounds!  Can’t wait to discover the 90 secrets of bestselling authors.  Who knows, I might be one of them in the future 🙂

Collection of Conan Short Stories 02/14/2010

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A collection of short stories featuring that famous barbarian from Cimmeria?  Count me in!  Just seeing Conan in the cover is enough to get me pumped up for the adventure contained within its pages.

BTW, regarding the post I did last 02/02/2010 on how SF books got some of the coolest covers, I would like to add that fantasy books also have some of the best covers ever!

A Book by the Author of The Godfather 02/13/2010

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I’m a big fan of the Godfather movies, even though I haven’t read any Mario Puzo novels.  But I think that would change now.  Because I got an offer I can’t refuse.  I just discovered a novel by Mario Puzo entitled Omerta.  And this might be the first Puzo book that I will read.

Wanted: A Grisham Legal Thriller! 02/09/2010

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I love John Grisham’s legal thriller!  But lately some of his books have wandered into different territories.  The last Grisham book I’ve read was The Broker.  It’s more of a political thriller than a legal thriller.  I want the old Grisham!  The legal battles in the courtroom.  The great exchanges between opposing lawyers.  The ultimate triumph of good over lawbreakers!

And it seems that in one of his latest books, The Appeal, my wish has finally been granted!  I’ve already got the hardback of The Appeal and it’s proudly displayed in my bookcase.  But I also usually buy a paperback edition so I can read it in my travels, i.e., my MRT commutes.