Books Received April 30

Jeff VanderMeer • April 30th, 2008 @ 4:50 pm • Book Reviews

I’ve fallen behind on posting these, but the mail has been light the last couple of days.

Little Brother comes out tomorrow. It’s definitely YA in the sense that I think it will appeal to that age more than adults, but it’s also a subversive how-to guide for teens in addition to being an exciting read. In this sense, it’s Doctorow’s most important novel.

8 Responses to “Books Received April 30”

  1. Larry says:

    I agree with you on Doctorow’s book, as I found it to be, dare I say it, more like “youthpunk”? What it aimed to do, it pretty much did, and it was an engaging read.

    I’m curious to know what you’ll make of Bakker’s book. I read it in draft form a couple of years ago and it was disturbing in places.

  2. Chris Billett says:


    Sweet baby Jesus wept I will give you any of my limbs (EVEN THE GOOD ONE) if you put that in the post to me right now.

  3. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    Er, how about cash instead?

  4. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    I need to show Bakker your comment–it should go on the book.

  5. Larry says:

    Chris, would you offer me that bribe as well, since I received my copy on Monday? :P

  6. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    No, because my copy came with a bronze bust of the author.

  7. Larry says:

    Self-cast bust?

  8. Alexander New says:

    New. Bakker. Book. Must. Have. Now. Give. Please…?

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