Saturday, 20 December 2014

Further Tales of the City

Further Tales of the City
Further Tales of the City
Armistead Maupin
 "The residents of 28 Barbary Lane are back again in this racy, suspenseful and wildly romantic sequel to Tales of the City and More Tales of the City.
DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track down a charismatic psychopath, Michael Tolliver looks for love, landlady Anna Madrigal imprisons an anchorwoman in her basement storeroom, and Armistead Maupin is in firm control."

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Moominpappa at Sea

Moominpappa at Sea
Moominpappa at Sea
Tove Jansson
 "When the Moomin family members need a change of scenery, they decide to take up residence in a lighthouse. As they discover their new home, the family also discover surprising, and wonderfully funny, new things about themselves."

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Interesting Times

Interesting Times
Interesting Times
Terry Pratchett
 "There are many who say that the art of diplomacy is an intricate and complex dance. There are others who maintain that it's merely a matter of who carries the biggest stick. The oldest and most inscrutable (not to mention heavily fortified) empire on the Discworld is in turmoil, brought about by the revolutionary treatise "What I did on My Holidays". Workers are uniting, with nothing to lose but their water buffaloes; warlords are struggling for power - and what the nation wants, to avoid terrible doom for everyone, is a wizard. Rincewind is not the Disc’s premier wizard – in fact, he can’t even spell ‘wizard’ – but no-one specified whether competence was an issue. And they do have a very big stick…"

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures

Sherlock Holmes
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures
Edited by Mike Ashley
 "The biggest collection of stories about the world's greatest detective ever published. The majority are entirely new and specially commissioned, but there are also rare reprints of special appeal to the dedicated Holmes collectors."

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Marvel Mangaverse Volume 1

Marvel MangaverseMarvel Mangaverse
Volume 1
Ben Dunn

 "It's an all new, all different Marvel when the Marvel Universe is reinterpreted within the popular art form known as Manga. Hulk is a 20-story tall monster; Spider-man is a ninja; the Fantastic Four investigate paranormal anomolies as the Megascale Metatalent Response Team. It's Marvel mayhem in the Mangaverse manner!"

Friday, 21 November 2014

Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen

Minutes to midnightMinutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen
Edited by Richard Bensam
 "MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT examines WATCHMEN from a variety of perspectives and uncovers surprising answers about the history of scientific theory, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, WATCHMEN's murder mystery, Rorschach and Steve Ditko, the secrets of Captain Metropolis and the Minutemen, whether the Comedian was right, who shouldn't read WATCHMEN, and how the motion picture adaptation illuminates the original text."

Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Emerald City of Oz

The Emerald City of OzThe Emerald City of Oz
L. Frank Baum
 "The Nome King was in an angry mood, and at such times he was very disagreeable. Every one kept away from him, even his Chief Steward Kaliko. Therefore the King stormed and raved all by himself, walking up and down in his jewel-studded cavern and getting angrier all the time. Then he remembered that it was no fun being angry unless he had some one to frighten and make miserable."