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Darkly philosophical, this British detective novel is about as noir as noir can get. The nameless detective investigates the brutal murder of a man who, despite his own artistry and intelligence, had long ago lost his will. The first in the influence Factory Series, this is gritty, edgy, crime fiction at its best and will be appreciated by fans of Ian Rankin, John Connolly and Ken Bruen.
In a word fascinating! Not just the life of one of the most unusual leaders of the century, but being able to follow the development of the computer and products I never dreamed of growing up. Isaacson is of a pro.
Fans of Gossie can graduate to this beautifully illustrated Christmas tale.Pyn successfully convinces her grumpy Dad that they need to get a Christmas tree and celebrate the holiday. He surprises her with a very special gift (which may require having a tissue nearby).
Watch as a forest is destroyed and reborn before your eyes in this graphic
pop-up. And see what happens to the sloth!! Great book for the whole family.
C'mon. You know you want to give this to the grammar nazi in your life. Or even better, the grammar resistor you know--what better way to get to know English grammar than through dirty, foulmouthed examples?
These unexpected, surprisingly beautiful (and funny!) illustrations taken from craigslist's missed connections evoke a range of feelings. A weird and wonderful gift.
Charles Mann has done it again. Like his previous book, 1491, Mann synthesizes current historical scholarship and gives us a radically new and fascinating interpretation of the enormous, world-wide changes brought about with the European discovery of the New World, known as the Columbian Exchange.
If you read this story as a child, and even if you didn’t, this work is a revelation. Many books written for children are, as Tatar says, “encoded with adult matters,” but the matters buried in this classic are often startling in their scope. Captain Hook emerges as quite a tortured graduate of Eton, where he read poetry, and Mr. Darling is a mere child. The tale overall is darkly Victorian. Tatar provides useful insights into the life of J,M. Barrie, Peter’s creator, and the five “lost” boys he adopted. The cinematic survey and the section “J.M Barrie and Peter Pan in the World” are equally riveting.
Cake Wrecks, the sequel - festive holiday edition! I laughed until I cried! Every page is a gem.
A universally acclaimed debut memoir from a celebrity chef with a MFA in creative writing. Hamilton traces her trajectory from hippyish Pennsylvania in the 70's, through the rock n roll urban cowboy 80's in New York, with time spent in Europe in basic country kitchens and in the events catering trade before she opened her restaurant, Prune, in New York. While some of the writing is food porn at its best, you don't have to be a food enthusiast to enjoy her descriptions of the shattered family that she comes from and the new one she creates. Thoroughly enjoyable and equally well written.
Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree and he gets very creative trying to get it down again. Oliver Jeffers has great fun making Floyd the modern day Jack and the tree the "house that Jack built". Funny and rollicking writing along with Jeffers' sensational illustrations. A book destined to be read over and over....... and over and over....
You've heard of Mother Goose of course. Spinster Goose is her more demanding sister who specializes in ill-mannered children and improving their dreadful behaviors. Did you know that Georgie Porgie was a bully? That Jack and Jilly played hooky? And that Little Miss Muffet was a chalk-eater? These disrespectfully twisted verses are sure to delight and surprise.
A wonderful glimpse into the unique genius of Edward Gorey through his correspondence with friend and collaborator Peter Neumeyer. The letters are endearing and philosophical, and accompanied by other delightful tidbits: illustrated postcards to Neumeyer's Meford residence, storyboard sketches, and even a recipe or two.
A writer, teacher, photographer, designer, disc jockey, and avid motorist, James Reeves travelled across America snapping pictures, which he felt would give meaning to his own life. His book is a personal journey, spanning five years, forty thousand miles, twelve speeding tickets and many moments of unexpected kindness through the neon corridors and dark corners of America.