So I recently did a "Smash and Grab" raid on a local used bookstore. Meaning I grabbed a bunch of books and they smashed my credit rating.
My haul included:
A new Complete Works of HP Lovecraft. Squee!
A beautiful paperback of The Demolished Man, published by TimeScape Books from the early 1980's. (If you see a book with the Timescape imprint on the cover, just get it. It will be good).
Pirate Freedom, a Gene Wolfe novel I somehow never heard of before even though it was published in 2007!
This Time is Different, a history of Financial Bubbles (because it's not enough to be depressed about politics, why not also be depressed about economics?)
Luciano's Luck, a blind buy that I assumed was a historical account of the Mob's counter Nazi efforts in NYC in WWII, but it's not.
What it is is, a novel that postulates Eisenhower agreeing to spring Luciano from the hoosegow to parachute into Sicily to convince the America hating Mob Capo di Capo to support the Allied Invasion. It's by Jack Higgins, one of those bestselling authors I'd see on the books shelved for years but never read until now.
It's a good read, lots of Nazi killing (although amusingly they contrast a "Good German" against an SS guy who has Ukrainians/Russians (they make no distinction) who torture rape and murder all over the place. Until they get what's coming. The novel doesn't play out as one would expect, and the twists are pretty good. Worth a dollar at the used bookstore or renting from the library.
I'll review the rest as I go through 'em!