Fastest. Book. Delivery. Ever!

So I ordered a couple books from Amazon last Friday and I thought, because of shipping traffic this holiday season, my items won't get here until Christmas 2012. But when I opened my mailbox earlier, boom, it was there. Just three working days, man, and I only used FREE shipping. It was never this fast when I ordered during regular days, you know. So, wow, I'm beyond impressed with Amazon right now.

As for the books I got. Well, except for Liberation, I don't know much about them -yet- besides that they're all dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction, and their reception is quite good. But, to give you guys an expansive idea of what the books are, I'll write a snippet of reviews about them.


"What would the United States look like after the collapse of everything? The answer isn't a zombie-strewn wasteland or a sudden revival of punk-rock fashions, but rather something more like a flashback to the mid-19th century. The frontier spirit, small communities banding together, roaming Indian tribes... and huge masses of the population living in slavery. Brian Francis Slattery's dystopian second novel, Liberation has many brilliant ideas, but its depiction of a 21st century revival of slavery is really what burns it into your memory." - io9
The Stone Gods
"The apocalypse is coming. You'll need something to read. "The Stone Gods," Jeanette Winterson's new novel, makes an excellent choice for desert-planet reading - scary, beautiful, witty and wistful by turns, dipping into the known past as it explores potential futures. Among the possibilities: Humans alter their genes to preserve youth and get plastic "macro-surgery" to exaggerate what's left. They create robot traffic cops and take Robo sapiens lovers or visit a perverts-only sex club. Amid ecological disaster and impending war, there's also good news: a new, livable planet just discovered. But don't get your hopes up - the newfound land is still home to dinosaurs." - International Herald Tribune
The Hunger Games
"As negative Utopias go, Suzanne Collins has created a dilly. The United States is gone. North America has become Panem, a TV-dominated dictatorship run from a city called the Capitol. The rest of Panem is divided into 12 Districts (the former 13th had the bad judgment to revolt and no longer exists). The yearly highlight in this nightmare world is the Hunger Games, a bloodthirsty reality TV show in which 24 teenagers chosen by lottery — two from each District — fight each other in a desolate environment called the ''arena.'' The winner gets a life of ease; the losers get death. The only ''unspoken rule'' is that you can't eat the dead contestants. Let's see the makers of the movie version try to get a PG-13 on this baby." - Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
Well, there you go. That's my winter programming. Three more books to bury me with things to do. Besides these, I already have two more games and two more books to finish (Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and Neal Stephenson's Anathem). Now I know what to do with all those personal days and holidays that I have.

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gillboard said...

Graveyard Book? is that a new one from Gaiman?