|Some Book News
||[Sep. 30th, 2009|08:50 am]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
Publishers Weekly has some nice things to say about Hunt at World's End:
Hunt at World's End, Gabriel Hunt, as told to Nicholas Kaufmann. Leisure, $6.99 (338p) ISBN 978-0-8439-6245-1
Drawing firmly on the pulp tradition but never shying away from the latest and most improbable gadgetry, Gabriel Hunt's third adventure (after 2009's Hunt Through the Cradle of Fear) proves him a contemporary heir to Indiana Jones, Bruce Wayne and Travis McGee. Kaufmann's storytelling, all action and little introspection, enhances the autobiographical conceit as anthropologist-archeologist Hunt, backed by the fiscal resources of the Hunt Foundation and his brother's extensive research library, travels to Borneo in search of Joyce Wingard, a family friend who disappeared while working on her doctorate and searching for information on an ancient Hittite weapon. Readers willing to suspend disbelief and embrace a touch of the supernatural (not to mention millennia-old death cults whose members engage the protagonists in hand-to-hand combat in the 21st century) will enjoy Hunt's romp across several continents. (Nov.)
In other book news, today is the last day you can pre-order the limited edition hardcover of Chasing the Dragon. After today, the only way to get one of these hardcovers will be the secondhand market, and unfortunately they tend to charge exorbitant prices for my out-of-print stuff--Walk In Shadows, a paperback, reached something like $90 on the secondhand market!
The trade paperback of Chasing the Dragon won't be out until March of 2010, but do you really want to wait a full three months to read it after all the cool kids already have? I didn't think so. Pop on over to Horror Mall and pre-order yourself a copy of the hardcover while you can.