Thursday, July 15, 2004

reading list

Looking ahead at books due out later this year in The Bookseller, two catch my eye:

Philip Roth: The Threat Against America
Jonathan Cape, h/b, £16.99, October
A major new novel from Roth that will dominate the review pages; Cape is describing it as the author's masterpiece. The book explores the experience of a Jewish-American family as aviation hereo Charles A Lindbergh beats Roosevelt to the presidency in 1940 and promptly negotiates an "understanding" with Adolf Hitler


Sue Townsend: Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction
Michael Joseph, h/b, £16.99, October
The latest installment of Adrian's life, with Adrian now a 38-year-old single parent and war starting against Iraq.

Wow, can't wait for either.

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