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One of my favorite authors. Ever. If I could write I Love You on my eyelids during readings, I would. (yes, that's an Indiana Jones reference)
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Jasper Fforde...one of the most creative authors I've ever read. If you're looking for some fun books, try his Thursday Next series. If you're looking for a bit of sci fi, try Shades of Grey.
Jasper Fforde. One of my favourite authors. Witty, silly, hugely entertaining, and, probably, unique1
Jasper Fforde is hilarious! I've only read the Thursday Next series but plan on starting his other series.
Jasper Fford - He's at times hard to follow, but that's due his complex stories...concentrate and it's worth reading.
Jasper Fforde, author of the Thursday Next series, The Nursery Crime series and Shades of Grey. Loved both the series - not sure about Shades of Grey: very different.
Jasper Fforde, extremely unusual author of the Thursday Next series (and other related series.) Thursday Next is a detective who works for Jurisfiction, the policing agency that works inside fiction. The books are set in an odd alternative world, and blends SF, Fantasy, Literature, Horror.
JasperFforde.com. Ever read a book and realize that the author is incredibly smart and knows how to weave a bunch of story lines into one plot and have it all make mad sense with wit and wisdom and in great prose? The Eyre Affair - a mystery set in a parallel universe - proves that and so much more. The Big Over Easy, a crime mystery about Humpty Dumpty's murder has an utterly surprising and hysterical ending. If you like SciFi, mystery, great writing you owe it to yourself to check him out.
Jasper Fforde is wonderful. His character, Thursday Next, is one of my favorites.
Anything by the author Jasper Fforde. His books are hilarious!
Between Shades of Gray (part of my 2012 reads)
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Describing in a wonderful way a terrible experience. Nothing to do with the porn novel, this book is definitely worth reading!
Want to read, but think the title could be better for the actual topic of the book ;-) The Book's Forward: between shades of gray by Ruta Sepetys
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. An incredible story of a young woman who lives through WWII.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Such an inspiring and touching book about a young girl Lina Vilkas living in Lithuania 1941,the time of WWII. Must read it.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys This pin will take you to her books website. There is a video of Ruta talking about the book and how it came to be. Very good read. I finished it in 2 days, could not put it down.
Wonderful historical fiction... Not to be confused with 50 shades of gray.
between shades of gray by Ruta Sepetys
io9 on Roadside Picnic, "a new translation of the one Russian Science Fiction novel you absolutely must read" So geeked to have worked on this book.
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Roadside Picnic, by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, book cover. Tarkovsky's film 'Stalker' is based on this book.
Stalker is a 1979 art film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, with its screenplay written by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky. Loosely based on the novel The Roadside Picnic, the film features a mixture of elements from the science fiction genre with dramatic philosophical and psychological themes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalker_%281979_film%29
*Film: Stalker (1979, dir. Andrei Tarkovsky) / Production Design: Aleksandr Bojm, Andrei Tarkovsky / Art Direction: Shavkat Abdusalamov / Set Decoration: Rashit Safiullin.
Andrei Tarkovsky, Sculpting in Time Andrei Tarkovsky, Sculpting in Time presents the work of the revolutionary director and includes screenings—all on 35 mm—of all seven feature films and a behind-the-scenes documentary Museum of Arts and Design New York, NY, USA 10 July – 28 August 2015
Andrei Tarkovsky on Directing: ‘Sacrifice Yourself for Cinema.’ Plus, Watch Two of His First Films. By Joe Marine
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Andrei Tarkovsky. Stalker. 1979 ..“The film [Stalker] needs to be slower and duller at the start so that the viewers who walked into the wrong theatre have time to leave before the main action starts.”
9 Good Sci-Fi Movies you actually might not have seen - Album on Imgur - Tarkovsky - Stalker (1979 film)
10 Masterpieces of European Art Cinema Every Movie Fan Should See
A New Translation of The One Russian Science Fiction Novel You Absolutely Must Read
"Losing yourself" in a fictional character can make you change things in your real life because you empathize. Welcome to my life.
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A new study by researchers at Ohio State describes one of the many benefits of reading: It makes you identify with people who are not like yourself and, consequently, care for them.
Adding print references when reading aloud helps preschoolers develop better literacy skills
"losing yourself" in a fictional character
Smokers need to read this!
The Infernals. Wonderful, witty, sometimes unbelievably bittersweet
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The Infernals: A Samuel Johnson Tale (The Samuel Johnson Series) by John Connolly http://smile.amazon.com/dp/1451643098/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_IAggwb1NF9KEA
The Infernals: A Samuel Johnson Tale by John Connolly. $14.49. Author: John Connolly. Series - Samuel Johnson. Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books; Reprint edition (April 10, 2012). Publication: April 10, 2012
The Infernals: A Samuel Johnson Tale by John Connolly, http://www.amazon.com/dp/145164308X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_nk4Gpb03X84PB
The Infernals: A Samuel Johnson Tale by John Connolly. $14.49. http://yourdailydream.org/showme/dpztl/1z4t5l1w6t4v3x0t9m8s.html. Author: John Connolly. Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books; Reprint edition (April 10, 2012). Publication Date: April 10, 2012. Series: Samuel Johnson
The Infernals (Samuel Johnson Series #2)
The follow up to 'The Gates'.
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Terrific book - don't be fooled by the "young adult" label. Adults will enjoy it too. The mix of science, demonology and really offbeat humour is a revelation.
Attention Fantasy Lovers: The Gates by John Connolly is On Sale for $4.99 courtesy of BookOutlet.com!
Young Samuel Johnson witnesses strange events at 666 Crowley Avenue. The Abernathys, flirting with the underworld, unknowingly call forth Satan himself, and create a gap in the universe. It is up to one small boy to defeat evil and save the world as we know it.
Prefer your demons with a dose of humor? Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund Boswell stumble upon the neighbors conducting an occult ritual which accidentally opens the gates to Hell. With some help from his dog and a very unlikely ally, Samuel must battle the evil creatures that have been unleashed on the earth.
Young Samuel Johnson witnesses strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Road. The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with the underworld, but when they unknowingly call forth Satan himself, they create a gap in the universe. Can one small boy defeat evil and save the world as we know it?
The Gates by John Connolly. "It's Halloween, and something suspicious is going on at 666 Crowley Avenue yes, this is a horror novel with its (forked) tongue in cheek. Precocious 11-year-old Samuel is getting a head start on trick-or-treating when he witnesses his neighbors' satanic incantation and the swirling blue portal that opens up in their basement." Booklist Review
Trick-or-treating three days before Halloween, Samuel Johnson and his dachshund, Boswell, witness strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Road. The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with the underworld, but when they unknowingly call forth Satan himself, they create a gap in the universe, a gap through which a pair of enormous gates is visible. The gates to Hell.
The Gates by John Connolly (Adult Audio Fiction). Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund Boswell are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full three days before Halloween. Which is how they come to witness strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Avenue. The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with the underworld. But when they unknowingly call forth Satan himself, they create a gap in the universe.
The Gates by John Connolly: Some of you may have read and enjoyed John Connolly's The Book of Lost Things which is a fantastically dark fairy tale adventure. Well, The Gates is nothing like that. Rather, it turned out to be another sort of book I adore -- a dark, very British comedy in the same vein as Douglas Adams and Jasper Fforde. With character-naming puns (philosophers, no less!) and snarky comments galore, I had a great time with this purportedly YA novel.
The Gates (Samuel Johnson Series #1)
I enjoyed this, though often found it depressing. I think I liked the writing style and use of language more than I liked the actual story, if that makes sense. It did remind me of the film Oh Brother Where Art Thou and now I have an urge to watch that. #3 in the Book a Week in 2012 Challenge at the #WTM boards
Great book, amazing cover.
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The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick deWitt. (Ecco, 2011). A darkly comical western about two brothers who are hired guns for a frontier baron. An ALA Notable Books pick for 2012.
After struggling to manage another western, I had The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt recommended to me and decided to give it a go. This quirky tale of killer brothers Eli and Charlie Sisters back in the gold rush days was my kind of western, and totally did not end the way I expected, loved it!
Great book cover ~“We rode along in silence, thinking our private thoughts. Charlie and I had an unspoken agreement not to throw ourselves into speedy travel just after a meal. There were many hardships to our type of life and we took these small comforts as they came; I found they added up to something decent enough to carry on” ― Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers
With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters–losers, cheaters, and ne'er-do-wells from all stripes of life–and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.
The Sisters Brothers by PatrickDeWitt A western to fall in love with.
Book Club pick for March - The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
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My current read. Also, Achilles!
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I am excited to read this. It is on my Summer Reading List! http://daughterinlawdiaries.com/2012/05/05/summer-reading-list/
Madeline Miller has won the Orange Prize for Fiction for “The Song of Achilles,” a novel set during the Trojan War which casts the Homeric hero’s relationship with his friend Patroclus as a love story.
2 Orange Prize for fiction: The song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. Click on the cover to check our catalog.
The Song of Achilles: A Novel by Madeline Miller http://www.amazon.com/dp/0062060627/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_5.Yaub0PNDJ5M
Novelist Madeline Miller has won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction with her debut novel, The Song of Achilles.
Novelist Madeline Miller has won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction with her debut novel, The Song of Achilles. Miller accepted her award at a London ceremony along with a £30,000 cash prize.
2012 Orange Prize for Fiction. "The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller. Winner of the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction.
Madeline Miller's THE SONG OF ACHILLES has won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012. http://www.orangeprize.co.uk/prize.html
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A Conversation Between Gregory Maguire and Madeline Miller, Author of "The Song of Achilles"