Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Wild Thing by Josh Bazell

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to highlight an upcoming release you cannot wait to read.

Wild Thing: A NovelMy pick this week is one I've been eagerly awaiting for more than two years. I loved Josh Bazell's debut novel, Beat the Reaper (my review). I was thrilled to read Library Journal's Pre-Pub Alert this week and discover it's finally time for more Pietro Brwna. Note: it's a sequel, so this brief description might include spoilers from Beat the Reaper.

Here's how the publisher describes it:
"It's hard to find work as a doctor when using your real name will get you killed. So hard that when a reclusive billionaire offers Dr. Peter Brown, aka Pietro Brnwa, a job accompanying a sexy but self-destructive paleontologist on the world's worst field assignment, Brown has no real choice but to say yes. Even if it means that an army of murderers, mobsters, and international drug dealers-not to mention the occasional lake monster-are about to have a serious Pietro Brnwa problem. Facing new and old monsters alike, Dr. Brnwa's story continues in this darkly funny and lightning-paced follow up to Josh Bazell's bestselling debut."
The bad news:  The divine Reagan Arthur imprint won't publish Wild Thing until February 8, 2012. You can pre-order it from Amazon now in hardback or for the Kindle. It does, however, give you plenty of time to read Beat the Reaper if you haven't yet.

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  1. Yes, this should be a great one. I enjoyed his debut novel a lot. Great pick!

  2. I haven't heard of this series. I definitely need to check it out.


  3. Oh, I have Beat the Reaper, but couldn't get into it. Maybe I should give it (and this one!) another try.

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  4. Beat the Reaper is one that I passed up, and was really sorry about later. It really sounds like an amazing book, and one that I need to go back and get. I do hope that you get a chance to read this one and tell us how it is!

  5. I love LJ's Pre-Pub Alert!!! Such a great WoW resource...

  6. February?!? That's way too far away!

  7. Ooh I have Beat the Reaper on my shelf! I'll have to read it before this comes out. I've heard good things about it.

  8. Oh I loved Beat the Reaper too! I hadn't heard about this one yet, thanks.


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