What Did Everyone Get For The Holidays?
It looks to be a slow week in Ye Olde Publishing Industry, so hows about a little game of Show and Tell? Those tireless Knights of the News, Brandon Tietz and Rob W. Hart, are champing at the bit to show off their Holiday wares, but reciprocity is the name of the game, so you have to show us yours in return. Sound fair? Have at you!
Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
Getting a Palahniuk book has become my proverbial Christmas tradition. I always end up asking for the one I loaned out and never got back.
A Visit From the Good Squad by Jennifer Egan
This one has been on my wish list for a while, and I've heard nothing but good things about it. Glad to finally have it.
The Visible Man by Chuck Klosterman
Such a shame I've never read a Klosterman book. Yet another author I've heard nothing but good things about. Plus, the man has a fucking epic beard.
Batman: Hush by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee
You really can't go wrong with Loeb and Lee. I've flipped through this thing already and it might move up to #1 in my queue based on the art alone.
Rob W. Hart
I got four books this Christmas that I am extremely excited about.
The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics by Clifford Pickover
This is exciting for me because I am a giant nerd. Tachyons!
Two Trains Running by Andrew Vachss
I am a huge fan of Vachss and I will read anything he writes. I acknowledge he can be a little one-note, but his is supposedly outside of his wheelhouse--political corruption in a 1959 mill town.
Momufuku Milk Bar by Christina Tosi
Not only can I now make things like crack pie and cereal milk ice cream, this book has an introduction written by the chef, Christina Tosi, and I love when passionate people write about food. It is the only thing that unites every culture. Also, I like tasty food.
Spanish Blood by Raymond Chandler
My favorite gift- a first-edition hardcover of Spanish Blood by Raymond Chandler. The cover is a little beat up, but overall, it's in really good shape. Part of me is afraid to read it, but the other part of me, the part that'll win, is going to pour a glass or rye and sit in my easy chair and read the thing in a single night.
Your turn, kiddies. What did Santa/Kwanzaa-Bot/Hanukka Harry bring you? Let us know in the comments (and post pics if you got 'em!)
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