"You can't trust them as poets either. The true poet is anonymous, as to his habits, but these boys have to look, act, and apparently smell like poets"
Flannery O'Connor on the beats.
Who Censored Roger Rabbit by Gary Wolf and The Postman Always Rings Twice by James Cain. Both for $2, and the Wolf book is in mint condition.
The covers were indeed done by Jeff Jones, whom Frank Frazetta (no less!) once called the best painter alive at one point.
I'm still working my way through Neal Stephenson's REAMDE (it's very good and very long), but I did pick up Cherie Priest's Ganymede.
I picked up two books today.
Tanya Huff's The Truth of Valor and Iris Johansen's Eve.
Archer Mayor's Tag Man
John Sandford's Bad Blood
The Colonial Experience - Daniel Boorstin
The Great Crash, 1929 - John Galbraith
A Study of History (abridged) - Arnold Toynbee
History of Ancient Greece - Jean Hatzfeld
Of Time, Work, and Leisure - Sebastian de Grazia
Total cost $1.25. Love library book sales.
"Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson
Bought from an on-line second hand bookstore: 4 issues of Fantastic Adventures, all from the 1940s. Not in the greatest condition, but readable and reasonably priced. Was looking for a particular story I'd heard about somewhere or other and this set of four was the best bargain I could find.
Some enterprising company should issue reprints of these things, because the covers and many of the interior illustrations are absolutely gorgeous.
Also found a cheap 2nd-hand Penguin paperback collection of Borges stories, Labyrinths.
Ellen Hart - The Lost Women of Lost Lake
Last week I bought Alias Billy the Kid by C.L. Sonnichsen and William V. Morrison. It was the story of Brushy Bill Roberts and whether or not he was Billy the Kid. It turned out to be a very interesting read
Terry Pratchett's Snuff and Richard Morgan's The Cold Commands.