Stupid Days 2: Tuesday
I got High and Mighty by Keith Bradsher and The Gormenghast Novels. I purchased the Gormenghast book on a whim of a whim. I saw a short review of it on Karl Schroeder's site after it was linked to from Boing Boing (the hilarious vintage pop-sci magazine articles: "Can We ATOMIZE the ARTIC?"). But I couldn't find the book in Border's computer system. I couldn't find anything else I really wanted, so I was trolling through the SF section when there it was.
Supposedly it's like Dickens meets Tolkien.