Wednesday, July 18, 2007

New Books

Yesterday was my birthday and I received three very yummy books.

1. The Road - Cormac McCarthy - 978-0-307-38489-9
Which has been on my Amazon Wish List since January! McCarthy earned a Pulitzer Prize for this post-apocalyptic novel.

2. Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond - 0-393-31755-2
Another Pulitzer winner of a history of the world and the fates of human societies. Seems very interesting, heard nothing but good stuff about this one.

3. Acacia - Book 1 - The War with the Mein - David Anthony Durham - 978-0-385-50606-9 First I've heard of this novel or it's author. But I'm very exicted to dive deep into this new world! I love epics!

I couldn't have been happier with these choices. I'm glad that people out there buy great gifts!


David Anthony Durham said...


Hello. I know, it might be a bit weird to get a note from an author you just mentioned, but I have an alert that pops up when people are kind enough to blog about me. So I'm just stopping in to say hello.

You must have good friends. They certainly have good taste. McCarthy is a favorite author of mine. Actually, he influenced my first novel, Gabriel's Story, a lot. It was often compared (favorably, I'm glad to say) to All the Pretty Horses and Blood Meridian. I read The Road recently and found it quite moving.

Guns, Germs and Steel is terrific too. I read it as part of wide net of books/topics I explored while thinking about world building for Acacia.

I do hope you like Acacia, and perhaps consider trying some of my other books as well. And if you do like them please tell others! There's nothing like word of mouth to gradually build a readership - which I very much want to do. If you're interested please feel free to drop by my website/forum/blog.

But anyway... Thanks again for the mention and Happy Birthday,


omninaïf said...

Thanks David for your response. It's always nice to hear from authors(granted - its rare). Your words just emphasis the fact that I'm very exicted to read these three books!!!

Best of Luck!


Bob Lock said...

Hi Nicholas,
Here's another author saying hello :)
Just a thank you for the good wishes you sent me, my fingers are crossed for an improvement in my daughter's health. Thanks again.

Shan said...

One of my friends just finished The Road and she said it was one of the best books she has ever read. I hope you love it--I am going to get it soon.

sir jorge said...

i'm glad to see that I'm not the only one out there that is enjoying books.

omninaïf said...

Thanks Bob and Shan!

Heck no, Sir George! It's an uprising!

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