Sunday, December 27, 2009
Happy holidays everyone!
I got 6 new books for Christmas, plus this one as an early Christmas gift, which I will be featuring on this blog over the coming weeks. But first I have to finish Andrei Moscovit's The Judgment Day Archive. It's a Russian novel written in the late '80s, when Moscovit was living in the United States as a political émigré. I picked it up back in November at a used book sale.
I cannot find ANYTHING on the Internet about it. I mean, I can find a few places selling it (Amazon and a few second-hand book dealers) but I can't locate any reviews or commentary. It's like the Novel That Doesn't Exist. Like something you'd find in the Cemetery of Lost Books. Maybe it's my version of Lux Aterna!
Actually, I doubt it. It's an interesting book with some great passages, but as political satire and dark comedy it really falls short. I don't think it ever made much of a splash.
But luckily my Christmas book acquisition was not over yet! My brother gave me a $20 Barnes & Noble giftcard, so I ordered this on Christmas Day:
A vampire novel I've been wanting to read for some time now. And speaking of vampires:
I got this today at Target, where I had gone to buy some Christmas storage boxes. I had heard of excellent post-Christmas sales but had never actually taken advantage of one until today. This is the complete first season of True Blood, on sale for $17.99 instead of $49.99. WOW! Now I'm going to have to watch it, plus the complete first season of Lost my mother got for Christmas, all of which is going to take a considerable chunk out of my reading time. (And to think, just last week I was bragging about how I rarely watched TV anymore.)
What books (and DVD's) did you get for Christmas/Hanukkah?