If Only We Could Read Faster

New books for July 20, 2010
If time and money were infinite, this is what we would buy and read.

  

Blood Men
by Paul Cleave
What if Hannibal Lecter were Clarice Starling’s father? That’s the Hollywood lunch version of the plot hook for Cleave’s story about Edward Hunter, a man whose father is a notorious serial killer. When tragedy strikes Hunter’s seemingly idyllic life, he must seek out his father in prison, and confront some dark realities about himself into the bargain.
Read the first pages here.

Masked
edited by Lou Anders
A murderer’s row of current sf and comics writers tackle the superhero genre in short prose form. Something for fans of Soon I Will Be Invincible (also recently available in paperback.)

From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor: Front-Line Dispatches from the Advertising War
Jerry Della Femina
This book was first published in 1971, and is being re-issued on the back of the popularity of Mad Men (for which it is a key source text). The title comes from an actual brainstorming session for Panasonic, and is worth the price of admission alone.

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