06 February 2009

Friday Finds: Feb. 6

I post all my weekly discoveries on Sundays, but I like to highlight one or two books for this meme. For other Friday Finds, please click on over to Should Be Reading.

My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk takes place in late-sixteenth-century Turkey. According to AudioFile magazine, the book is "rich in language and philosophy, history and romance, . . . a murder mystery told in the voices of people, animals, and objects."

Publisher's Weekly's starred review of Midwinter by Matthew Sturges describes the plot as a kind of Dirty Dozen meets fantasy world. Powell's Books offers this summary: "With time running out, Mauritaine and his companions must cross the deadly Contested Lands filled with dire magical fallout from wars past. They will confront mounted patrols, brigands, and a traitor in their midst."


Nise' 2/6/09, 9:53 AM  

Neat finds. I am working on getting out of my comfort zone and read from genres that are new to me.

Kim 2/6/09, 9:55 AM  

Great finds--definitely out of my normal genre. I think my husband might really like that Midwinter. I am thinking of finding that for him for Valentines Day. (I give all my boys books)
Have a great Friday!

Lynda 2/6/09, 10:08 AM  

Love the sound of My Name IS Read.
Mine are here:

Nely 2/6/09, 10:08 AM  

Midwinter sounds neat.

gautami tripathy 2/6/09, 10:50 AM  

My Name is Red is a beautiful book. It does start a bit slowly but has great imagery and has beautiful prose!

Beth F 2/6/09, 11:10 AM  

Gautami Tripathy: thanks for your recommendation. It looks wonderful.

bermudaonion 2/6/09, 11:16 AM  

My Name is Red looks good!

Passages to the Past 2/6/09, 12:22 PM  

I look forward to seeing what you think about My Name is Red...sounds interesting!

Olga 2/6/09, 1:49 PM  

My Name is Red has been on my TBR pile for a couple of years now. I've heard good things about it and I hope I'll eventually get to it one day. :D

Eidin 2/6/09, 3:20 PM  

You always have such interesting books on your blog!

Here are my finds this week.

BTW - I'm hosting my very first book giveaway too.

Anonymous,  2/6/09, 11:38 PM  

Dirty Dozen meets fantasy world? That's quite the description - you always manage to find such interesting books!

Kathleen 2/7/09, 9:40 AM  

I can't say that either of those appeal to me but hey, were all different.

Here's my LONG list.

Anonymous,  2/7/09, 8:07 PM  

Orhan Pamuk is quite difficult for me. After finishing Snow, I have to put him aside. I guess apropos of this week's BTT, he's an author whose biographical information I should research after before I dig deeper his works.

Beth F 2/8/09, 7:21 AM  

Matt: If I get to the Pamuk book, I'll let you know, The concept sounds so interesting. I'll probably listen to the book, maybe that will help.

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