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Another Great Series in the Making… 03/14/2010

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Just discovered Volk’s Game, the debut novel from Brent Ghelfi at the P99 Sale at National Bookstore, SM North EDSA.

According to Amazon.com, this book is about:

Former attorney Ghelfi’s impressive debut introduces a compelling antihero, Alekei “Volk” Volkovoy. A brutal killer maimed in Russia’s war against Chechnya, Volk leads two lives—one as a powerful gangster with a hand in virtually all underworld rackets, the other as a covert military operative. When Volk gets the chance to steal a previously unknown Da Vinci painting, Leda and the Swan, which has been concealed beneath another painting in a St. Petersburg museum, Volk enlists the aid of Valya, a beautiful assassin, in plotting the theft. After an ostensible ally sabotages the operation, Volk seeks vengeance. The twists and turns accumulate at an almost dizzying pace, building to a satisfactory resolution. Frederick Forysth fans will appreciate the crisp writing. This thriller could mark the start of a successful long-running series.

Seems cool to me!  Another potential great series to follow…

P99 Sale at National Bookstore!!! 03/13/2010

Posted by PinoyMan in National Bookstore, SM Mall of Asia.
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My wife and I went malling at SM Mall of Asia this evening and we were ecstatic to discover another great sale at National Bookstore.  There were lots of hardbound books on sale and you only have to dig your way around the myriads of books to find the great ones.

I was able to buy a hardback of John Grisham’s The Associate:

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My wife was also able to buy several:

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So stop now at your nearest National Bookstore and grab all those hardbacks before they are all gone!!!

One of the Best Book Cover Art 02/02/2010

Posted by PinoyMan in Isaac Asimov, National Bookstore, Science Fiction, SM Fairview.
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I just bought Have Robot Will Travel by Alexander C. Irvine at NBS, SM Fairview at half the price.  Good deal!  There are still tons of books on sale and I just have to practice my rummaging skills.

For me, this book has one of the best covers ever.  I guess SF books in general really do have some of the best cover art.

FYI: This book is part of the New Isaac Asimov’s Robot Mystery

Second Foundation Trilogy Completed 01/30/2010

Posted by PinoyMan in Isaac Asimov, National Bookstore, SM Fairview.
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After browsing the sale area at National Bookstore in SM Fairview, I chanced upon David Brin’s Foundation’s Triumph.  So remembering that I already got the first two books of the Second Foundation Trilogy (Gregory Benford’s Foundation’s Fear and Greg Bear’s Foundation and Chaos), I bought this last part, thus completing my Secound Foundation Trilogy collection.

BTW, here are the first two books in the Second Foundation Trilogy: