Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

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Paperback

Lord of the Flies was a win from Penguin Classics.

Mailbox Monday – 11/28Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Published by Penguin Books on November 15, 2016 (first published September 17, 1954)
Genres: Classic, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
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At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate; this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want. Anything. They attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin and evil. And as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far from reality as the hope of being rescued. Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies is perhaps our most memorable tale about “the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart.”

EBook

Just the dog and I were home on Saturday evening and I was in the mood for a Christmas vintage mystery, so I picked up Mystery in White for my Kindle.

Mailbox Monday – 11/28Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon
Published by British Library Publishing Division on September 8, 2014 (first published 1937)
Genres: Vintage Mystery
Pages: 211
Format: eBook
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On Christmas Eve, heavy snowfall brings a train to a halt near the village of Hemmersby. Several passengers take shelter in a deserted country house, where the fire has been lit and the table laid for tea – but no one is at home.

Trapped together for Christmas, the passengers are seeking to unravel the secrets of the empty house when a murderer strikes in their midst.