sabato 20 agosto 2011

In my mailbox (40)

Ben ritrovati con In My Mailbox! In questa puntata vorrei mostrarvi i cinque libri che ho acquistato alla Waterstone’s di Piccadilly a Londra. Prima però, ecco qualche foto della libreria!

Cinque piani di libroso godimento*____________*
E’ stato difficile scegliere, ma alla fine ho preso:

Green Rider di Kristen Britain

La copertina mi ha subito colpito e altrettanto la trama!
On her long journey home from school after a fight which will surely lead to her expulsion, Karigan G'ladheon ponders her future as she trudges through the immense forest called Green Cloak. But her thoughts are interrupted by the clattering of hooves as a galloping horse bursts from the woods, the rider slumped over his mount's neck, impaled by two black-shafted arrows. As the young man lies dying on the road, he tells Karigan that he is a Green Rider, one of the legendary messengers of the king, and that he bears a "life and death" message for King Zachary. He begs Karigan to carry his message, warning her not to read it, and when she reluctantly agrees, he makes her swear on his sword to complete his mission "for love of country." As he bestows upon her the golden winged-horse brooch which is the symbol of his office, he whispers on his dying breath, "Beware the shadow man..."
Karigan's promise changes her life forever. Pursued by unknown assassins, following a path only her horse seems to know, and accompanied by the silent specter of the original messenger, she herself becomes a legendary Green Rider. Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, Karigan is hounded by dark beings bent on seeing that the message, and its reluctant carrier, never reach their destination.

Anno Dracula
di Kim Newmann

So che ne esiste anche una traduzione italiana, ma questa cover, allestita come un manifesto teatrale, mi ha subito colpito, e visto che da tanto lo volevo leggere…
It is 1888; Dracula has married Queen Victoria and turned a large percentage of the population into the undead.
Following vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and explorer Charles Beauregard on the trail of the Ripper murders, this panoramic novel of altered history brilliantly reinvents the world of late Victorian melodrama.
Familiar and sinister figures from literature and history emerge from the fog, along with some shocking truths.

A game of thrones
di George Martin

Da tempo desideravo procurarmi la saga anche in lingua inglese e ho deciso di prendere il primo volume della ristampa dedicata al telefilm!

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.
Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

The knife of never letting go
di Patrick Ness

Ho scoperto, quando sono tornata, che questo libro è stato tradotto anche qui da noi, ma con un titolo assurdo… Il buco nel rumore
Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee - whose thoughts Todd can hear, too, whether he wants to or not - stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden - a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.
But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

The looking glass wars
di Frank Beddor

Una rivisitazione della storia di Alice!
Alyss Heart can't stand that "master of fantasy" bunk; she knows that Lewis Carroll was nothing more than an incompetent reporter. After she generously shared her Wonderland experiences with this fledgling author, he totally botched the retelling, even mangling her name. Alyss, however, refuses to merely grouse; she and royal bodyguard Hatter Madigan decide to make another emergency excursion down the rabbit hole, opening our eyes to parallel realms that prim Rev. Dodgson never imagined. A refreshing take on a Victorian classic.

Mi sarei comprata un’altra vagonata di titoli! E voi avete fatto qualche acquisto?:)

4 commenti:

  1. "il buco nel rumore" probabilmente è una delle scelte più brutte che siano mai state fatte nell'editoria italiana XD

    Cmq ottime scelte, The looking glass wars mi ispira tantissimo!

  2. Sono, a mio parere, tutti acquisi meravigliosi! Anch'io sono attualmente in viaggio e faccio u po' di shopping tra una libreria e l'altra :DD

  3. Davvero, un titolo terribile!!!

  4. Bisogna correre a ripari prima dei tagli sugli sconti!


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