Monday, 30 March 2015

A Game of Thrones



A Game of Thrones
A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin
 "Kings and queens, Knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men. All will play the Game of Thrones.
Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond.
The Game of Thrones. You win, or you die."

Thursday, 26 March 2015

The Demon



The Demon
The Demon
Hubert Selby Jr.
 "Harry White is a man haunted by a satyr's lust and an obsessive need for sin and retribution. The more Harry succeeds - a good marriage, a good corporate job - the more desperate he becomes, as a life of petty crime leads to fraud and murder and, eventually, to apocalyptic violence."

Monday, 23 March 2015

Poor Things



Poor ThingsPoor Things
Alasdair Gray
 "Satirizing the classic Victorian novel, Poor Things is a hilarious political allegory and a thought-provoking duel between the desires of men and the independence of women, from one of Scotland's most accomplished authors."

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The Losers: Endgame



The Losers: Endgame
The Losers: Endgame
Andy Diggle, Jock
& Colin Wilson
 "The seemingly unstoppable C.I.A. mastermind Max is about to play his final hand, and he's sitting on a whole pile of aces. With a brand-new country under his feet and a nuclear arsenal within his reach, Max is going all in—and the stakes are nothing less than the global balance of power itself.
As all the other players are folding, though, the Losers are still holding their cards—and they've got one last chance to raise the bet. But calling Max will cost them dearly, especially considering the joker they're about to be dealt."

Thursday, 12 March 2015

The Losers: Close Quarters



The Losers: Close Quarters
The Losers: Close Quarters
Andy Diggle, Jock & Ben Oliver

 "The Losers' pursuit of rogue C.I.A. mastermind Max has led them to London, where a potential trove of information on their quarry's financial dealings awaits them at the money-laundering offices of Cayman Credit Internationale—provided they can get past the Company-sponsored welcoming committee.
Following the money will only take them so far, though. To find out what all that cash is for, the Losers will need to head out to sea—and what they discover both above and below the waves will raise the stakes of this deadly game to a whole new level."

Sunday, 8 March 2015

The Losers: Trifecta



the losers trifecta
The Losers: Trifecta
Andy Diggle, Jock, Nick Dragotta & Alé Garza
" It hasn't been easy, but the Losers have finally picked up the scent of their betrayer Max, the man who's seemingly behind every one of the C.I.A.'s worst extralegal activities. Naturally, the trail takes them straight into the hottest of the world's hot spots, the Middle East, where even the relatively peaceful Gulf kingdom of Qatar proves to be full of cloak-and-dagger shenanigans—with AK-47s replacing the daggers. Add a side trip into oil- and corruption-rich Turkmenistan, and you've got the makings of a perfect holiday getaway, at least for disaffected ex-Special Forces types.
Once the deserts have given up their secrets, though, it's back in the air for a long flight to London. And there's no better way to pass the time than by finally hearing the full story of how the Losers were born—in death and fire, high in the Hindu Kush."