This book looks devilishly fun. The New York Review of Books says the author, Jean-Patrick Manchette mixes "equal measures of farce, mayhem and madness to prepare a rare literary cocktail that packs a devastating punch." I'm ready to order it right now.

By the way, I am very much looking forward to my book club on Thursday. It's an excuse to drink wine and hang out with my girlfriends (an activity I cherish more now than ever before). We just read
Winter's Bone, or I should say everyone else did. I've barely had time to read through the news on the internet lately! What books are on your bedside table?

And here are some I can recommend:
Dark Star Safari
The Posionwood Bible
The Last Campaign
The House of the Spirits
The River of Doubt

{Photo from the
New York Review of Books}