Book Porn???

A new phenomenon was born at Westeros a few months back, one that leaves me more than a little perplexed. . . The more so because a lot of people appear to like this.

In essence, book porn is someone posting pics of his or her collection. Recently, it also became common pratice for some reviewers to post photos of the ARCs and review copies they get from publishers.

I never intended to do this, but many people have been bugging me to do so for a while now. So as it became clear that Detroit would win the Stanley Cup last night, I took a few pictures from some random pieces in my own collection.

Never say never, or so they claim, but don't expect another post like this in the near future!:p Just click on any of the images to see a larger version. . .


In this one: Lynch's The Lies of Locke Lamora (Bantam ARC), Lynch's Red Seas under Red Skies (Gollancz ARC and Bantam ARC), The Lies of Locke Lamora (Subpress ARC and limited edition), and Red Seas under Red Skies (Subpress ARC and limited edition)


In this one: GRRM's A Game of Thrones (Bantam ARC), Inside Straight (Tor Books ARC), Hunter's Run (Voyager ARC), Dreamsongs, Volumes 1 and 2 (Bantam ARC)


In this one: Erikson's The Lees of Laughter's End (PS Publishing limited edition), Esslemont's Return of the Crimson Guard (PS Publishing ARC), Erikson's Toll the Hounds (Transworld page proofs), Esslemont's Night of Knives (PS Publishing slipcase limited edition), Night of Knives (PS Publishing trade paperback limited edition)


In this one: Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash (Subpress ARC), Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind (Daw Books ARC), Bakker's The Thousandfold Thought (Overlook ARC), Pratchett's Making Money (Transworld ARC), Hamilton's The Dreaming Void (Pan MacMillan and Del Rey ARCs), Bakker's Neuropath (Orion ARC), Novik's Victory of Eagles (Del Rey ARC)



In this one: Abercrombie's Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings (signed Gollancz ARC), McDonald's Brasyl (Gollancz ARC), Donaldson's Fatal Revenant (Putnam ARC), Ruckley's Bloodheir (Orbit ARC), Carey's Kushiel's Mercy (Warner Books ARC), and the three new Tim Powers limited editions (Subpress ARCs)

12 commentaires:

Larry said...

Slight correction, the book porn didn't originate on Westeros (although I'm the one who gave it that label there); I nicked the idea from Jeff VanderMeer, who did it as a way of giving at least some coverage to the ARCs he received that he couldn't possibly read/review in a timely fashion.

That being said, nice collection...but where are the obscure treasures? :P

Scott Marlowe said...

Nice rack... of books. Truly not fit for the under-aged crowd.

Todd said...

These pictures are definitely NSFW!

SQT said...

Is it gauche to post pics of books? Ooops.

ChiBlade said...

I find myself drooling over those Toll The Hounds Proofs...

Thorn Of Camorr said...

Im so jealous of those limited ed Scott Lynch books. I need to start a blog or something and get me some ARCs.

Dark Wolf said...

Nice books you have there. I was certain that your book porn will be an interesting one :)

Anonymous said...

I feel dirty and excited. Time for a cold shower.

RobB said...

You are making us jealous Pat! J/K.

Larry said:
nicked the idea from Jeff VanderMeer, who did it as a way of giving at least some coverage to the ARCs he received that he couldn't possibly read/review in a timely fashion.

This is why I've started my weekly Books in the Mail post, though I don't get nearly the same amout as Jeff. Since starting that on my blog, I've felt less guilty about not reading all that arrives.

Anonymous said...

I hate you so much Patrick:) I'd kill for a Scott Lynch ARC.

Anonymous said...

I only see book porn on low quality blogs. You definitely don't need that on the Hotlist !

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Care to sell your Night of Knives (PS Publishing slipcase limited edition) copy?
Thanks,
Nuno