After the electricity went out on Saturday, Lana and headed out to the second hand store. I generally spend most of my time looking at the books, and I always find a few that call out to me to take them home. Interestingly, I tend to see different kinds of books at the second hand stores, books I don't normally stumble upon in regular bookstores or when I'm browsing online stores. Here's a few of the items I found.
1. A young adult King Kong published by Grosset and Dunlap. It's got a pretty cool cover of Kong climbing the final tower with the planes coming in toward him. There's even a "photo insert" with photos from the original movie. This is a 2005 reissue of a 1932 copyrighted work, it appears.
2. I generally do not like or read books featuring real historical figures such as Abe Lincoln, but I have a soft spot for Charles Darwin so I brought home The Darwin Conspiracy, by John Darnton. I'd never heard of this one before.
3. The Fire Thief, by Terry Deary, which I had actually heard of. This is another YA series, and I think this might be the first one in the series.
4. Blade Runner: Replicant Night, by K. W. Jeter. I loved the movie, Blade Runner, but had no idea there'd been a sequel written.
5. Empire of the Ants, by Bernard Werber, which is apparently a kind of Watership Down, with ants. Since I've always loved stories about micro folks and ants I had to get it.
6. An apparently very non-PC western by Chet Cunningham called Sioux Slaughter, which starts out with an Indian scalping a white man. The oddest thing, to me, is that it was published in 1998. I'm looking forward to reading it to see if it really is as non-PC as it seems.
7. Jack Ketchum's She Wakes. Ketchum can flat out write.
8. The Last Place God Made, by Jack Higgins. I've always enjoyed whatever I've read with the Higgins name on it and this looks like some grand old adventure.
Such a shame I don't have more time to read. Really, really a shame.