Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Losers: Double Down


The losers
The Losers
Double Down
Andy Diggle, Jock & Shawn Martinbrough
 "On their last roll of the dice, the Losers came out ahead and put a major dent in the illegal cashflow of their former employer, the C.I.A. But to stay ahead, they've got to keep pushing their luck—and that means tracking down Max, the ghost-like C.I.A. agent whose existence is hidden even from Company insiders."

Saturday, 21 February 2015

The Losers: Ante Up



The Losers, Ante Up
The Losers 
Ante Up 
Andy Diggle, Jock
 "The Company thought that it had taken care of the Losers. After they saw a little too much at the wrong place and time, their chopper went down in flames with no survivors and plenty of deniability—and the Losers went down in the records as just another team of black ops foot soldiers tragically lost to one of the C.I.A.'s shadow wars.
But the Losers were just playing dead—and now that they've seen what the Company is really up to, they're through with games. Now it's time to take the fight back to its source."

Monday, 16 February 2015

The Book of Other People



the book of other peopel
The Book of Other People
Edited by Zadie Smith
 "By any measure, creating character is at the heart of the fictional enterprise, and this book concentrates on writers who share a talent for making something recognizably human out of words (and, in the case of the graphic novelists, pictures). But the purpose of the book is variety: straight and realism if such a thing exists is not the point. There are as many ways to create character as there are writers, and this anthology features a rich assortment of exceptional examples."

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Atlas Shrugged



Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand
 "This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators?
Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies, but against those who needed him most, and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What is the world’s motor — and the motive power of every man? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the characters in this story.
Tremendous in its scope, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life — from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy — to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction — to the philosopher who becomes a pirate — to the composer who gives up his career on the night of his triumph — to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad — to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels." 

Friday, 6 February 2015

Hellfire: Plague of Dragons



Hellfire  Plague of Dragons
Hellfire
Plague of Dragons
Tom Wood & Robert Weinberg
  "Hellfire: Plague of Dragons" is a lavishly illustrated adult fantasy book that explores the world of dragons through the discovery of a lost manuscript and artwork by a 14th century French Knight, Sir Robert of Averoigne, recently found in the Historical Museum of New York. His illuminated manuscript reveals the story of an unknown plague of dragons in Europe that killed tens of thousands along with the Black Death. The tale of the invasion by dragons has been untold and unrecorded - until now"

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A Spot of Bother



A spot of bother
A Spot of Bother
Mark Haddon 

"At fifty-seven, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden, reading historical novels, listening to a bit of light jazz. Then Katie, his tempestuous daughter, announces that she is getting remarried, to Ray. Her family is not pleased - as her brother Jamie observes, Ray has 'strangler's hands'. Katie can't decide if she loves Ray, or loves the way he cares for her son Jacob, and her mother Jean is a bit put out by the way the wedding planning gets in the way of her affair with one of her husband's former colleagues. And the tidy and pleasant life Jamie has created crumbles when he fails to invite his lover, Tony, to the dreaded nuptials.
Unnoticed in the uproar, George discovers a sinister lesion on his hip, and quietly begins to lose his mind."

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Train Man



Train ManTrain Man
Nakano Hitori
Translated by Bonnie Elliot
 "One day a shy otaku computer geek mentioned on the message forum how he had met a girl on a subway train."
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