Every time I travel to a new city I look for smaller stores to go shop at. Boston has plenty of comic book stores, book stores and smaller boutiques. Specifically, I visited Brattle Book Shop and Comicopia which by the way if you’re ever in Boston, Comicopia is the best comic book store on the East Coast. I bought plenty of books & comics to last me a while. Since my post was starting to get a little long, I’m going to do two separate posts one for my books and one for my comics. Here were the books I purchased at this classic outdoor book store.
The Brattle Book Shop is one of the oldest book stores in the U.S. When the weather is nice, books are displayed on racks and on the shelves in the above two pictures. Walking into this store was walking into a bookworm’s dream. There were huge shelves with one of those old fashioned library ladders. There were two full floors of books and on the third floor were rare books. I didn’t purchase any rare books because some sets were close to $200 or more. The prices from this shop are incredibly fair as you can see that there are $1, $3 and $5 books outside. Here are my finds from Brattle Books:
Madhouse by Rob Thurman
This is one of the books I found on the $1 book rack. This book is the third book in the Cal Leandros series which I had never heard. Cal and Neko are half-human brothers who run their own paranormal detective agency in the Big Apple. A malevolent evil being is murdering humans at an alarming rate so Cal and Neko must kill it. Seems similar to the Dresden series which I like.
The Night Manager by John Le Carre
I’m a big fan of Tom Hiddleston’s role in the TV adaptation to this book. I have heard that the TV adaptation is better than the book, but I want to read the book and then re-watch The Night Manger. The Night Manager tells the story of Jonathon Pine working as a night manager at a prestigious hotel. When his former lover is brutally murdered at the hands of Richard Roper, a prominent man who cannot be touched by MI6, Pine goes undercover into Roper’s operations to bring justice to his fallen lover. I believe the Night Manager TV series is 6 episodes long and is on Amazon Prime.
Serpents in the Cold by Thomas O’Malley
This mystery book takes place in 1950’s Boston where a serial killer is on the prowl for the next victim. Mystery is my second favorite genre to read from because I enjoy the suspense leading up to uncovering the truth. After I finish a mystery book, I always feel like I’m on cloud nine because of knowing how the book ends which I didn’t know a couple hours before finishing the book.
H.P. Lovecraft’s Dunwich Horror
One of my favorite board games is Arkham Horror which is based off of H.P. Lovecraft’s horror stories. This is a graphic novel take on some of his classic stories. Lovecraft’s stories are intriguing, but since they were written in the early 1900’s, the language used can be dull and hard to interpret at times. This graphic novel makes that easier.
Griff by Christopher Moore and Ian Corson
My final purchase is this graphic novel for a decent price. I read the reviews for this graphic novel and apparently other comic fans are saying it’s mediocre. I guess I will form my own opinion. The book takes place in NYC where an alien invasion is occurring. A couple pesky New Yorkers are destined to fight back and take back their favorite city.
My book pile is growing bigger which is how I like it. I never not want to have anything next in line to read. My comic post will be posted soon enough because there’s a lot of cool stuff I bought I wanted to share. Also I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day. Let’s be thankful for the U.S troops who have fought for so much to give us the rights we have.