Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Another Pile Of Books

On Monday, all the full-time editors made a trip to the book distribution arm of the company for books. I never knew the third floor of the complex had a warehouse.

Walking past boxes of The Da Vinci Code and other assorted books, we arrived at the office, an air-conditioned enclave partitioned from the warehouse area.

Something tells me I won't have to go far to get some review copies.

It was good to see another part of the company, and even better to get free, no-strings-attached books. Some of what I got were galley proofs, but that's okay. Better than lying on the floor covered in dust and what I suspect is guano.

  • How to Lose a War
    edited by Bill Fawcett
    Harper (2009)
    356 pages
    ISBN: 978-006-135844-9
  • War
    Sebastian Junger
    Fourth Estate (2010)
    286 pages
    ISBN: 978-0-00-733770-5
  • The Sherlockian
    Graham Moore
    Twelve (2010)
    350 pages (galley proof)
    ISBN: 978-0-446-57588-1
  • Rescue
    Anita Shreve
    Little, Brown and Company (2010)
    291 pages (galley proof)
    ISBN: 978-0-316-02072-5

How to Lose a War was okay, though the humour was somewhat deflated towards the end. Perhaps it would've been better not to retain much of the original authors' voices.

I also learnt that I won't have to do Ann Patchett's State of Wonder for the papers; they ran a wire review for it on 23 September.

Well, these things happen.


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