"Powerful.... Seen entirely through Jack's eyes and childlike perceptions, the developments in this novel--there are enough plot twists to provide a dramatic arc of breathtaking suspense--are astonishing.... Donoghue brilliantly portrays the psyche of a child raised in captivity...will keep readers rapt." [Publishers Weekly]Short listed for the Man-Booker Prize, & featured in O magazine, Room was first released in the U.K.(Picador, London, UK, Aug. 6, 2010) and Canada (Harpercollins, Toronto, Sep. 7, 2010) and has been getting rave reviews. First editions from the U.K. will be worth more than first editions from the U.S., although one seller over at ABEbooks.com is listing their U.S. first for $50... so don't let that stop you from buying this book.
Beyond the mirror, the darkest fairy tales come alive. . . . For years, Jacob Reckless has enjoyed the Mirrorworld's secrets and treasures. Not anymore. His younger brother has followed him. Now dark magic will turn the boy to beast, break the heart of the girl he loves, and destroy everything Jacob holds most dear. . . .Unless he can find a way to stop it. If you're looking for happily ever after, you've come to the wrong place. [Product Description]This is a new series for Funke, who wrote one of my favorite YA series, Inkheart / Inkspell / Inkdeath. Funke's first editions usually garner prices in the $50-$100 (unsigned); $100-$1,000 (signed)
"William Gibson can craft sentences of uncanny beauty, and is our great poet of crowds." [San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle]Famed author of Neuromancer (Victor Gollancz, London, 1984)
“A literary roller-coaster ride that virtually hums and crackles . . . A marvelously inventive novel, swept along by the sheer energy of its prose.” [Booklist]U.K. editions (Jonathan Cape, London, Aug. 5, 2010) are listing for $40 (unsigned); $70 (signed)
Bad Blood: a Virgil Flowers novel, John Sandford
Sandford is another author whose first edition prices run the gamut from $10 to $8,000+. His earlier novels generally list in the range of $200 - $500 (unsigned), but several of his latest books are listing in the $70 range (unsigned).
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, David Sedaris
I don't have any stats on David Sedaris. He earns a spot on my bookshelf for his shear fabulousness.
Labels: 2010, book releases, books out today, collectibles, Cornelia Funke, Emma Donoghue, In a Strange Room, Reckless, September 14, William Gibson