Monthly Archives: August 2011

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

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Edition: Knopf, 1st ed. Deckle Edge (February, 2011) ISBN: 978-0307263995 Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket Page Count: 336 Paper Quality: Deckled, matte feeling, poor structural integrity (Poor) Original Language: English Other Notes: Literary Fiction Also available as a newly issued Vintage Contemporaries Paperback. A literary whirlwind, Swamplandia! was on my ‘to-read’ list ever since Stephen King gave it high praise in… Read more »

Open by Andre Agassi

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Edition: Knopf, 1st ed. Deckle Edge (November, 2009) ISBN: 978-0307268198 Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket Page Count: 400 Paper Quality: Deckled, matte feeling, poor structural integrity (Poor) Original Language: English Other Notes: Autobiography – Sports (Tennis) Andre Agassi was the first male tennis player to complete the Golden Slam (win all four majors: Australian, French, Wimbledon, and the US Open, along… Read more »

Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Edition: Katherine Tegen Books (May 2011) ISBN: 978-0062024022 Binding: Hardcover with dustjacket Page Count: 496 Paper Quality: Semi-matted glossy white (Good) Original Language: English Other Notes: Book 1 of a planned trilogy A post-apocalyptic Chicago contains a human community divided into five factions. Each of the factions represents that tribe’s belief in the most powerful aspect of humanity: fearlessness, knowledge,… Read more »