Friday, February 19, 2010

General Fiction – Janwillem van de Wetering, Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut & Edith Wharton

This will be the last mass market paperback post for the moment, though I will be returning to this sort of book later on.

The two Janwillem van de Wetering books below are not actually fiction, but rather his description of his experiences in Zen Buddhist monasteries in Japan and America, They are quite entertaining to read. He is best known for his series of detective novels set in Amsterdam featuring engaging detectives, Grijpstra and De Geir, which I will get to later on and have already mentioned in an earlier post.

vandewetering_emptymirror vandewetering_nothingness

Next, the sole book by Gore Vidal in my collection – Myra Breckinridge with a really cool cover published by Panther in 1969.


So, onto my paperback collection of Kurt Vonnegut, published in the early to late 1970s – a mix of British and American editions.

vonnegut_catscradle1972 vonnegut_mothernight1971
vonnegut_playerpiano1972 vonnegut_titan1972
vonnegut_monkeyhouse1972 vonnegut_rosewater1972
vonnegut_slapstick1978 vonnegut_slaughterhouse1970

And finally a rather pretty set of Edith Wharton novels published by Berkley in 1981.

wharton_custom1981 wharton_newyork1981
wharton_roman wharton_summer

Coming soon – Picador books

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