It’s About Time.

So here’s the news I’ve been waiting for, kind of.

Dan Brown’s second book in his Robert Langdon series was the single bestselling adult hardcover novel of all time. Of course I’m talking about The Da Vinci Code. If you ask me, that’s an honor it didn’t deserve. While it was a little intense, and very shocking, without the church’s condemnation it would just be another mass market collecting dust on bookstore shelves. But because the church did use it’s power to ban this book, the entire world read it. And now we’ve all been waiting for the follow-up.

Angels & Demons doesn’t count, no matter how hard you try to make it work, it just doesn’t. The two are so unforgivably similar I always feel like I’m reading the same book.

But today the emails were sent out by every major book distributor, Dan Brown’s next book is almost ready to go. It even has a title.

The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown

This book is set to release on September 15, 2009. And the only thing I’ve been able to discern about this book is that it takes place in a 12-hour period. As more details become available, I’ll write about it, and if they can ever get a cover together, I’ll share that too.

– Lucca.


March Book Club!!!!!!


Now You See Him

Now You See Him – Eli Gottlieb

His name was Rob Castor. Quite possibly, you’ve heard of him. He became a minor cult celebrity in his mid-twenties for writing a book of darkly pitch-perfect stories set in a stupid sleepy upstate New York town. Several years later, he murdered his writer girlfriend, and then commited suicide.

With extraordinarily luxuriant and evocative prose, award-winning author Eli Gottlieb takes up deep into the human psyche, where the most profound of secrets are kept. Now You See Him is a wrenching and enthrallingly suspensful story that mines the explosive terrains of love and paternity, marriage and its delicate intricacies, family secrets and how they fester over time, and ultimately the true nature of loyalty, trust, friendship, envy, deception, and manipulation.

Lucca’s Read

ImmortalImmortal – Traci L. Slatton

“In the majestic heart of Florence a beautiful golden-haired boy is abandoned and subjected to cruelty beyond words. But Luca Bastardo is anything but an ordinary boy. Across two centuries of passion and intrigue, Luca will discover an¬†astonishing gift – one that will lead him to embrace the ancient mysteries of alchemy and healing to become a trsuted confidant to the powerful Medici’s… Even as he faces persecution from a sadistic cabal determined to wrest his secrets for themselves.

But as the Black Death and the Inquisition wreak havoc on his beloved city, Luca’s survival lies in the quest to solve two riddles. One is the¬†enigma of his parents and his ageless beauty. The other is a choice between immortality and the only chance to find his true love. As Luca journeys through the height of the Renaissance, befriends Giotto and Leonardo da Vinci – 140 years apart – and pursues the most closely gaurded secrets of religious faith and science for the answers to his own burning questions, his remarkable search will not only change him… but will change the course of history”