8 Oct

On my new TBR night table, looking forward to my perusal, are the following:

West Hills Press 414 pages - soft cover 2011. Visionary Fiction (historical/thriller)

West Hills Press 414 pages – soft cover 2011. Visionary Fiction (historical/thriller)


A murder; a kidnapping; a chase; a conspiracy of zealots; and, a legend that could link together the great religious faiths of the world. ‘In 1887, a Russian journalist made an explosive discovery in a remote Himalayan monastery only to be condemned and silenced for the heresy he proposed.’

Jeffrey Small (1973 – ) is Harvard/Yale/Oxford educated with a Masters in the Study of Religions. This is his first novel. His second book, The Jericho Deception, was published in 2013.


Penguin Books  528 pages  - soft cover 2007  first published in 2006 by Viking Press. Crime Fiction

Penguin Books 528 pages – soft cover 2007 first published in 2006 by Viking Press. Crime Fiction

Random House 640 pages - soft cover 2014 first published in 2013. Psychological thriller.

Random House 640 pages – soft cover 2014 first published in 2013. Psychological thriller.












These two books come highly recommended, and were it not for this, I would not have been attracted, by title alone. Special Topics circles the mysterious death of one of the main characters.

Night Film is a haunting story of a journalist who becomes obsessed with the mysterious death of a troubled prodigy-the daughter of an iconic, reclusive film maker.” Amazon

Marisha Pessl (1977 – ) graduated Phi Beta Kappa Barnard College with a degree in English Literature. These are her first and second novels, respectively.

Bloomsbury USA 368 pages - hardcover 2014. Fiction

Bloomsbury USA 368 pages – hardcover 2014. Fiction


“The library that grew in our house contained all my father’s idiosyncrasies, contained the man he was at thirty-five, and at forty, at forty-five. He did not edit himself. He did not look back at the books of ten years ago and pluck out the ones whose taste was no longer his.”

This is a book about a daughter looking for her father (a dead poet) through the books he read. “…. a poetic dissertation on the power and generational pull of literature.” Express



Niall Williams (1958 – ) is an Irish author who graduated University College Dublin with a Masters in Modern American Literature.

Mira First Edition 464 pages - hardcover 2007. Thriller

Mira First Edition 464 pages – hardcover 2007. Thriller


I’d forgotten I had this book until my eyes fell across it’s horizontal pose a few days ago, atop some of my other books. It’s been with me since 2007 when it was first published, and apparently has followed me from there to here. Anyway, all beside the point.

This is a book about a man who falls back into ancient Rome when a bomb explodes and sends his memories reeling. This is a psychological thriller with historical undertones, centering on an archeological dig that uncovers his past life.



Since I’ve already started reading this arcane and esoteric novel, technically it’s not on my new TBR night table. But, theoretically ….. I’m not one to quibble.

I know next to nothing about M.J. Rose (1953 – ) and if it wasn’t for The Reincarnationist, I would know even less.  She graduated Syracuse University.

I believe this should keep me out of trouble, pretty much, ‘til, at least January 2015.


One Response to “BOOKS”

  1. Lady Fancifull October 10, 2014 at 8:59 p10 #

    The Pessl’s were one of the best recommendations given to me by someone in my on-line reading group who has made me spend, spend and spend, this year, Wordman.

    i do hope you enjoy her!

    That Niall Williams might be something i go and investigate! Thanks

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