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Monday, August 13, 2012

Fall Books to Look Forward To by Scott

Get out your calendar!  There are a number of books that will be releasing in the coming months that I am very excited about.  Here is just a sampling of them:

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (Sept. 27)
It’s no exaggeration that Rowling has an impossible task in following up her much beloved Harry Potter series.  My goal is to approach this in as objective a manner as possible.  She won’t recapture the magic of Hogwarts in this, her first novel for adults, but it still can be a great read.

The Twelve by Justin Cronin (Oct. 16)
This is my much anticipated sequel of the year.  If you haven’t read Cronin’s 700 page Magnum Opus “The Passage,” then by all means do so now in order to acquaint yourself with his apocalyptic world.  This is a vampire wasteland writ large and not to be missed.

In Sunlight and In Shadow by Mark Helprin (Oct. 2)
It’s been 20 years since I was first enchanted by Helprin’s masterful, sweeping epic “Winter’s Tale.”  This novel promises to be every bit as majestic and immersive.  The first sentence alone is breathtaking:

If you were a spirit, and could fly and alight as you wished, and time did not bind you, and patience and love were all you knew, then you might rise to enter an open window high above the park, in the New York of almost a lifetime ago, early in November of 1947.

500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars by Kurt Eichenwald (Sept. 18)
Eichenwald chronicles the 500 days after 9/11 in what promises to be an eye-opening, provocative page turner.  We all recall the uncertainty and fear that seized us in the aftermath of our greatest domestic attack.  Eichenwald promises to take us deeper into those days than we have ever gone before.

Happy Reading!  For more great upcoming reads, be sure to come to my monthly Buzzworthy Bistro where I catch you up on the brand new books you need to read.

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