Sunday, January 25, 2009

The queue

I've been "off the air" for a while, life intervening to keep me from my awaiting stack of books. So I have nothing to report except for the contents of that stack, along with the country that each is set in:
The Shadow Walker, by Michael Walters, Mongolia
Havana Lunar, by Robert Arellano, Cuba
Havana Fever, by Leonardo Padua, Cuba
Bamboo and Blood, by James Church, North Korea
In the Heat, by Ian Vasquez, Belize
Milk, Sulphate, and Alby Starvation, by Martin Millar, U.K.
African Psycho, by Alain Mabanckou, Congo
Politics Noir, edited by Gary Phillips
Not necessarily in that order, and there are a few others as well. Any recommendations regarding which one I should get to first?


Anonymous said...

In the Heat for sure. You will read it in a day.

Maxine Clarke said...

I'm ashamed to say that of this selection I have read only The Shadow Walker - but I liked that a lot! I am not big on short stories, but "politics noir" sounds interesting, so I'll look forward to reading what you make of that.

Anonymous said...


Havana Fever is a very good book. Covering past and present in a worthwhile story it is almost one of the few great books -but only almost because sometimes it is not focused enough.