Originally Posted by tixe
I hit the Borders close-out pretty hard. Bunch of new books on my shelf now. I'm starting out with "Drood" by Dan Simmons. Interesting conceit, but the readability suffers some from Collins trying to mimic Wilkie Collins' writing voice. And I say that having read quite a bit of Wikie Collins--Victorian era through early 1900's horror/mystery is my favorite mini-genre. I can't imagine trying to write in that voice, though.
I went there as well a couple of weeks ago. I stocked up with a couple of financial books, a couple of Ben Mezrich books, cleaned them out of Michael Connely, and got Brad Thor's new one "Full Black" as well as Daniel Silva's new one "Portrait of a Spy".
It was sad to see Borders go out of business but it was pretty evident as to why. Even though they were having a closeout sale it still was only a little bit cheaper than what I could have gotten books from amazon for. Heck some of the books were probably a tad more expensive.