Monday, 11 August 2008

Book splurge...

I wandered into an Oxfam 'Emporium' at the weekend, just to see if they had any decent second-hand genre books. As it happens, they had a lot. I therefore staggered out of the store with the following:

The Eyes of God (John Marco)

A Sword from Red Ice (J. V. Jones - hardcover for £2.99, when it retails at around £17.99...absolute steal)

Jarka Ruus (Terry Brooks - hardback)

Haunted (James Herbert)

In addition, my other half picked up the first two novels - both hardback copies - in Cecelia Dart-Thornton's Crowthistle Chronicles.

The above six books - four in hardback - came to under £20. I've said it before and I'll say it again - charity shops are awesome.

In other news, I've finished The Inferior and will post a review shortly. I also note that Aidan has tagged me in the latest meme frenzy, so I will be responding in kind...

3 comments:

Gabriele C. said...

Can you review Eyes of God when you've read it? My itchy mouse finger is hoovering over Marco's Lukian trilogy on Amazon since I read your post about him.

Shall I click? :)

James said...

I'll definitely review The Eyes of God when I get around to it...though I've no idea when that will be.

Can't recommend the Lukien trilogy as I've never read it, but I can safely say Tyrants and Kings is a very good trilogy. Not for everyone's tastes though.

Gabriele C. said...

OK, I'll give it a try.

Both Marco's trilogies get very mixed reviews, but since half of them are written by only barely literate people esp. on Amazon, I don't put much weight on them. I usually fare better with the review blogs.

If I like the Lukian books, Tyrants and Kings will be up for grab as well (right now, they have 3 weeks delivery on Amazon.de while the Lukian books are in stock).