[DWJ] Book recommendations
kalaidiscope at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 03:05:48 EDT 2015
I got home last week to my husband asking me, " What was the name of that
book that I downloaded to the kindle? And where did I get it?" Because he
had found a book on the kindle that he didn't recognise, and started
reading it, and it was Really Good, and was it the one that I downloaded?
Because it was Really Good, and what was this DWJ list anyway? And what
else had they said to read......
Thanks for letting me have a copy of your book. I haven't started reading
it yet, but my husband is at least one new fan...
On Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 4:23 AM, D.J. Natelson <debrisoftheages at yahoo.co.uk>
> I'd like to add a few recs also. But before I do, I'd like to share one
> of my own books, the one that is most, well, DWJ-y. I thought some of you
> might appreciate it and so, for this group, I have made the ebook FREE this
> Sunday (the 5th) through Thursday (the 9th). It's called LOGIC'S EMPORIUM
> OF STOLEN MEMORIES. You can find it here:
> If anyone from this group has trouble getting it, or sees this email late,
> I'd be happy to send you a free e-copy.
> Okay, on to other recs:
> THE SECRET COUNTRY TRILOGY by Pamela Dean. (The Secret Country, The
> Hidden Land, the Whim of the Dragon). A portal fantasy, and probably the
> best I've ever read. I found the beginning of the first book a little
> difficult the first time I read it, since she purposefully uses rather
> Shakespearean language for part of it, but that gets much easier as you get
> used to it (and it's not pervasive anyway).
> THE BARTIMAEUS TRILOGY by Jonathan Stroud. Another fantastic and
> hilarious trilogy. Stroud's newest series, the Lockhart mysteries, is also
> superb. Actually, all his books are. After DWJ, he's probably my favorite
> THE JOHN CLEAVER SERIES by Dan Wells. Rather a strange rec. My elder
> sister told me to read the first book and I kept putting her off because of
> the supremely awful titles of the book. Then she bought me signed and
> personalized copies and so I had to read them. Man, I should not judge a
> book by it's title. The first book is called "I Am Not a Serial Killer."
> It's about a teenage sociopath who has all the indications of a future
> serial killer but is determined to be a good person instead. And then a
> real serial killer (and possibly a demon) comes to town. Dan Wells does
> his research. He really understands his subject matter (of which I know
> something), and it shows. Please, please don't be put off by the title as
> I was. Dan Wells is now my third favorite author. He also has a sci-fi
> trilogy (Partials) which is excellent but has a slow first half to the
> first book. Content warning for disturbing imagery in the second book.
> WIZARD AT WORK by Vivian Vande Velde. A collection of connected short
> stories about a long-suffering wizard who has to keep solving people's
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