Archive for Items Categorized 'Fiction', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars

by Gloria MacMillan, editor

Bradbury is on the A-list of classic sci-fi literature. This book examines his work through various prisms—literary, sociological, scientific. It also deals with how Bradbury was adapted to film and television. It will satisfy both Bradbury fans and Bradbury scholars

A Banquet of Consequences

by Elizabeth George

She’s back. She’s great. Another Lynley Mystery from the master of the Detective genre, Elizabeth George.

The Rum Diary, The Long Lost Novel

by Hunter S. Thompson

Thompson is best known for his Gonzo-Journalism—fame for his Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas has not yet abated. But in his first novel, published decades after it was first written, we find something different, even a drop of tenderness. For those wary of his hyper-stylization but curious concerning the author, this would be a good introduction into Thompson’s worldview.

Catwoman, The Life and Times of a Feline Fatale

by Suzan Colón

A fun pictorial tribute. If this book were about The Batman, it’d be called sexist. Can good graphic design trump mediocre content? Don’t reject this book out of hand—but don’t break the kitty for it either.

Popeye In a Sock for Susan’s Sake

by Elzie Crisler Segar

Introduced in 1929, Popeye the Sailor Man became—and remains—a cartoon superstar. This classic Whitman Better Little Book is an unusual and quite pleasing venue for Popeye.

Bleeding Edge

by Thomas Pynchon

The internet, capitalism, 9/11 are the big themes in this reclusive American author’s latest detective novel. Beautiful language, rich imagery, many questions, few answers. All good.