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Tool Shed 01-07-2007 06:12 PM

What Book Did You Last Buy?
I searched and nothing came up!

I re-bought Lords of Chaos to replace the one my dad lost!

licata1708 01-07-2007 06:19 PM

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
By Haruki Mirukami

BY LAURA MILLER| For a guy who rarely leaves his own block, Toru Okada, the decent, if hapless, hero of Haruki Murakami's new novel, "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle," has a lot of adventures. At the book's beginning, he's left his job as a paralegal and spends his days reading and cooking dinner for his magazine editor wife. First, an obscene phone call from a woman who seems to know him awfully well disrupts his sleepy routine. Then he meets Malta Kano, an enigmatic psychic who's supposedly searching for his lost cat; her sister, Creta, who dresses like Jackie Kennedy and relates a life history of overwhelming physical pain, attempted suicide, prostitution and a traumatic encounter with Toru's sinister brother-in-law, Noboru Wataya; Lt. Mamiya, a WWII vet who tells him of the atrocities he witnessed on the Mongolian front and Soviet prison camps; and, eventually, an extremely well-dressed mother-son duo who introduce him to an unusual way of making lots of cash. When he needs a break, he pals around with the 16-year-old girl who lives down the street -- or mulls things over while sitting at the bottom of a dry well behind a vacant house.

So Far I love it!

brokenandtwisted 01-07-2007 06:29 PM

Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures

With their scalpel-sharp prose and unflinching gaze, the stories in Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures introduce a powerful new voice in Canadian fiction.

In Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, Vincent Lam holds in delicate and skillful tension black humour, investigations of both common and extraordinary moral dilemmas, and a sometimes shockingly realistic and matter-of-fact portrait of today’s medical profession.

He brings to vivid and convincing life the disparate but interdependent worlds of school and home, heartbreaking young love and life-altering fear in stories that introduce us to Fitz, Ming, Chen, and Sri, young medical school students and doctors in Toronto.

In “How To Get Into Medical School,” the impulsive Fitz and the ultra-rational Ming explore the possibilities of a relationship that is tested, first by the vigilance of a disapproving family and then by the extraordinary commitment demanded of medical students. In “Take All of Murphy,” three students face the challenge of their first dissection of a corpse — and the unusual quandary of deciding whether following the anatomy textbook or keeping a tattoo intact is more important. And in “A Long Migration,” perhaps the most lyrical of the stories, we see beyond Chen’s immediate world into the past of his family, and in particular that of his grandfather. Once a high-living and flamboyant member of the Chinese expatriate community in Saigon before the Vietnam War, now Percival Chen is dying in a Brisbane retirement home, and his grandson’s modern medical recommendations must make way for older potions that arrive for Percival from an older world.

Riveting and precise, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures looks with rigorous honesty at the specificities of the lives of doctors and their patients and brings us to a deeper understanding of the challenges and temptations that surge around us all.

Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures is an astonishing literary debut, a collection of mature and intricate stories connected through the relationships that develop among a group of young doctors as they move from the challenges of med school to the intense world of emergency rooms, evac missions, and terrifying new viruses.

Pick it up! My vote - 9/10

Alec_RA 01-07-2007 06:37 PM

I recently picked up a close to mint copy of my favorite book "Malevil" by Robert Merle (1973 first edition, english translation).

mR_BuNgLe 01-07-2007 09:25 PM

In this rare work of public disclosure, filmmaker David Lynch describes his personal methods of capturing and working with ideas, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation.


brokenandtwisted 01-08-2007 02:27 PM

Received At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft in the mail today. What's odd is that I read classics before contemporaries...yet never got around to this one. Hopefully it'll be a good read.

Header 01-08-2007 02:44 PM

Off Season (because of the good feedback on BD about the bitches better be right!)

alleywaykrew 01-08-2007 04:09 PM

I tend to get a lot of shit at once, so I don't know for sure. I suppose it was probably Charlie Huston's No Dominion or Rob Rodi & Esad Ribic's Loki hardcover.

Phantom 309 01-08-2007 04:31 PM

The "Loki" hardcover was incredible. Some of the paintings were a little muddy but overall the story and art were both topnotch.
I recently bought a new copy of "Geek Love" since my ex stole my last one.

ImaCenobite 01-08-2007 04:46 PM

Odd Thomas by Dean Koonz. This was a amazing and powerful novel. Had me gripped the whole time and the ending just moved me. Very sad. I had never read Koonz before, i've always been a King fan. Will definitely be reading the sequel Forever Odd. I just might have to look into other Koonz novels. Any suggestions?

Also I would like to recommend a hilarious and brilliant work of art titled:

Youth In Revolt

Check out more info about it here:

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