November 14, 2011
This Just In… Friday was a great day at Melville!
by Melville House
Kelly Burdick our executive editor enjoys the fruits of his labor.
ROAST FILLET OF BEEF WITH MUSHROOMS ‘EN CROÛTE’
Serves – 6
Preparation Time – 45 Minutes
Cooking Time – 30 Minutes
but to get the recipe you have to buy the book. . .
From the authority on soulful French cooking and author of Pork and Sons comes a definitive guide to roasting fish and meat, featuring 100 essential recipes
NOW IN PAPERBACK: The history of the vocoder, how popular music hijacked the Pentagon’s speech scrambling weapon
How to Wreck a Nice Beach is the story of how a military device became the robot voice of hip-hop and pop music. Though the vocoder, invented by Bell Labs in 1928, was designed to guard phones from eavesdroppers, it expanded beyond its original purpose and has since become widely used as a voice-altering tool for musicians. It has served both the Pentagon and the roller rink, a double agent of pop and espionage.
How to Wreck a Nice Beach is “unquestionably brilliant, not only one of the best music books of the year, but also one of the best music books ever written.”
—Los Angeles Times
Our art director admires his latest masterpiece.
A fable for children and adults: a story of life, death, and terrorism—in the grand tradition of Exupéry’s The Little Prince. Lamberto, Lamberto, Lamberto is an adroit, witty, and poignant reflection on what happens when terrorism strikes. But it’s also a fantastic tale: Our beloved Lamberto eventually springs back against impossible odds. There are things, writes Rodari, “that only happen once.” In fact, “there are things that only happen in fairytales.”
“Gianni Rodari gave free reign to his imagination, with inspired panache and gleeful lightness.”
Beautiful aren’t they? If you pre-ordered any of these they’ll be shipping out to you today. If not you’ll have to wait a few weeks. But in the mean time let’s meet the newest members of the Melville family. . .
Getting a shipment of new books from the printer is better than Hanukkah and Christmas and Boxing Day all rolled into one. And when you get three new books in one day. . . that’s something special.