Today is Douglas Adams’ birthday (thanks for the reminder, Google Doodle.) Though Adams’ side-splitting sci-fi is in a league by itself, there are a handful of authors who share his interest in interstellar absurdity. Fans of the Hitchhiker’s Guide series might also enjoy the following. (Oh, and if you or an interested patron have never listened […]
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The fourth annual 31 Horror Films 31 Days Challenge is accomplished. And for the third year straight (let us never speak of 2009!) I claim victory. I prepared a full statement last night. And I quote: Bwa-ahaha-aha-hhah-ahahahaaha-a-ha-a-hahaha-hahh-ah-ahahahaah-ahah-haa-hah-ahahah-hahah-hahhha-a-ah-aaa-ha-ha-ah-aa-ha-haha-ha-ha-haha-a-aha-ha-ah-a-ha-hah-ah-a-aa-hahahaha-aha-ahah-h-ah-a-ha-haa-ah-a-ha-h–ha-hahhahahah-ah-ah-h-a-a-a-ha–a-h-ah-a-h-ah-a-a-h-ahhahahaha-ha-a-ha-h-ahaahhaa-h-a-ha-ha!!!!!!! End quote. This “victory” I speak of was not a comfortable one. I clawed through my 31st film […]
The Greendale Public Library’s Greendale Reads title this month was The Year of the Flood (2009) by Margaret Atwood. A dystopian novel, it moves back and forth through time plus is narrated by three different main characters. Adam One is the cult leader who has predicted the Waterless Flood that appears to have actually happened, […]
Rave reviews for The Dog Stars by Peter Heller may generate interest in other postapocalyptic literary fiction at your library. Fortunately, there are some mighty fine examples. (And a surprising number of one-word titles–The Passage, The Pesthouse, The Road, The Stand… The Bible.) Check out Keir Graff’s 2008 Booklist article Core Collection: Before and After the Road for […]
Enjoy (yes, you must!) this week’s trailer for The Last Policeman, a book David Pitt calls a “solidly plotted whodunit with strong characters and excellent dialogue,” a preapocalyptic thriller for those who think the postapocalypse has gone utterly blasé. Sure, asteroid-countdowns have happened before, but this memorable beginning to a planned trilogy promises to entertain.
Envelope-pushing writer/director/Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane’s new movie Ted features a live-action teddy bear as Mark Wahlberg’s foul-mouthed and furry wing man. And, just like it’s hilarious to hear old people swear or rap, anthropomorphized animals acting outside the Disney norm is always good for a chuckle. Don’t get these quirky critter books mixed up with […]