Thursday, August 02, 2007

What Books Are You Looking Forward To?

Well summer is winding down, our days spent on the beach are dwindling, and the weather will soon go from "unbearably hot" to "when the hell do they turn the heat on in this building?"

The good news is that there are tons of great books scheduled to be released over the next few months. I'm curious to know what books you're looking forward to the most. I'll kick things off.

THE SHOTGUN RULE by Charlie Huston

In the absence of new Dennis Lehane novels, Charlie Huston has become my favorite contemporary crime writer. His Hank Thompson trilogy was pure, vicious brilliance, and his Joe Pitt series has ushered in a new genre of Vamp-Noir. Nobody writes the kind of violent, funny, and ultimately heart-wrenching books like Huston does. And he gets better every time he steps to the plate.

THE SHOTGUN RULE is Huston's first standalone novel, which already puts it at the top of my TBR pile, but add in the spectacular early reviews and I'm literally counting the days until it hits stores.

You have no idea the restraint I exhibited by not picking up a galley of THE SHOTGUN RULE at ThrillerFest, simply because I thought it only fair I plunk down my $21.95 and give Charlie some much-deserved royalties. Hell, they could charge $50 for this baby and I'll still be there when the bookstore opens on August 28th.

So count me in for THE SHOTGUN RULE. What upcoming books are you looking forward to reading?


Blogger Spy Scribbler said...

Your book, and Lost Girls by Robert Doherty. It's been forever since the first book in the "Cellar" series was released, BODYGUARD OF LIES. Great twist to the plot, too!

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Blogger bjar719 said...

Well, after just finishing your book (and loving it!), I, too, an looking forward to the next two that are up and coming. But more immediately I'm looking forward to Tess Gerritsen's THE BONE GARDEN.

8:48 PM  
Blogger Ali Karim said...

Hi Jason -

Good seeing you at Thrillefest - I am kicking myself for missing Linwood Barclay at Thrillfest - as I just read NO TIME TO SAY GOODBYE by him - my first Barclay novel and to say it was a tour-de-force is an understatement - It is amazing / for a guy who reads so much, it takes a lot to get me excited - Out Sept US and Dec UK

You'll be reading a lot about LINWOOD BARCLAY'S NO TIME TO SAY GOODBYE


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