Saturday 31 January 2009

New book acquisitions

Here are the most recent arrivals on my desk:

Mount Clutter by Sarah Lindsay arrived this week. I've read her other collections with great delight, and so far this one is every bit as good as the others. She's a fantastic poet, smart and readable. She cuts no corners when it comes to craft and always delivers something that's entertaining for the reader. What more could one ask for?

Okay, so it's not poetry, but I've really been enjoying Roberto BolaƱo's poetry, and as promised, I will now be reading his fiction, starting with The Savage Detectives. I can't wait.

Hooked by Carolyn Smart takes as its subject matter the lives of seven famous or infamous women -- Myra Hindley, Unity Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Carson McCullers, Jane Bowles, and Elizabeth Smart -- each of whom was at some point possessed by addiction or obsession, so it should make for heady, and intriguing, reading.


Remi said...

I'm working through The Savage Detectives right now. It's a gem.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Thanks for listing your new book acquisitions. Word of mouth drives most of my book purchasing.