What Scott’s Been Reading – Bad Monkey

What Scott’s Been Reading – Bad Monkey I’ve mentioned before that I’m not allowed to read Carl Hiaasen’s books in bed because I’ll keep Tammie awake with my laughter. Hiaasen’s newest, Bad Monkey, continues this pattern. I enjoyed Bad Monkey marginally more than Hiaasen’s last crime novel, Star Island. Maybe the jokes in this one were better, or maybe the subject matter – a murder mystery and its...

Autumn 40% Off Sale

Autumn 40% Off Sale 16 years ago this month, Handee Books opened for business. Here’s your chance to celebrate our anniversary while getting a jump on your holiday shopping! MOST of our books are included in the sale (which lasts all...

The E-reader Experience

The E-reader Experience I’ve resisted the e-book experience, partly because of economics, partly out of principle, and partly out of guilt. I haven’t had the cash to buy an e-reader, I’m disturbed by the ownership (or lack thereof) of e-books, and using such a device feels somewhat like cheating on my business. Combine those feelings with a dislike of the way some of the leaders in the e-book industry treat...

What Scott’s Been Reading – The List of 7

What Scott’s Been Reading – The List of 7 Mark Frost is the co-creator of one of my favorite TV shows, Twin Peaks. He’s become known over the years as a writer of books about sports, the most famous of which, The Greatest Game Ever Played was made into a film in 2005. His nonfiction doesn’t interest me, but he’s also written several novels. The List of 7, published in 1993, was his first, and what a great book it is. It’s...

Joining the Dark Side

Joining the Dark Side At Handee Books, we make our living selling old fashioned books…you know…books printed on paper. So, it may come as no surprise that we’ve been slow to fully embrace the e-book revolution (I say fully because Bibliophile did have a second hand Rocket eBook for a while, but didn’t get much use out of the thing). It’s not so much that we view them as a threat (maybe it’s...

What Scott’s Been Reading – Kolchak

Junk food. I like junk food. In the literary sense, I like Doc Savage stories, gothic romances (the more cliches the better), novels based on comic book characters, and books which continue the adventures of favorite movie and TV characters. This is not to say that all such books are junk food. There probably exists a Doc Savage novel which examines and illuminates the human condition as well as anything...

What Scott’s Been Reading – Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis

A friend recently handed me Ian Tregillis’ first novel, Bitter Seeds, with an assurance that I would love it. He was right. Bitter Seeds is an alternate history novel set during World War 2. When it is discovered that Hitler has successfully created a group of supermen, the British enlist the aid of the UK’s warlocks to stave off invasion. There ensues an exciting, though extremely dark, story...

Deal of the Day: Lamb

Deal of the Day: Lamb Don’t tell Bibliophile, but I’ve just put this book (and a few others) by Christopher Moore on SALE: Lamb Signed in our presence by Christopher Moore on the title page. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Mild wear to the heel of the spine, gift inscription on the half-title page. The dustjacket has a short crease to the upper corner of the front flap but the original price of $25.95 is...

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