Release Date: March 28, 2017
Shadow’s wife, Laura, is his driving motivation to stay on the straight and narrow when the day finally comes that he’s released from jail. When she’s killed in an accident shortly before his release, he’s left rudderless and accepts a job from a mysterious man named Mr. Wendesday. Soon he discovers a world that could not have been imagined of ambitious new gods versus weary ancient gods. As the storm brews, who will survive and who will win the battle of American gods.
Continue reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Release Date: July 9, 1982 | DVD Release Date: April 5, 2011
Kevin Flynn’s (Jeff Bridges) video game creations were stolen by his former co-worker, Dillinger (David Warner). In order to prove that his games were stolen, Flynn tries to hack into the mainframe of his former workplace, ENDCOM with no success so decides to go to the business himself in order to find proof of the larceny. While there, the Master Control Program (MCP — voiced by David Warner), which has become self-aware, digitizes Flynn and downloads him into the mainframe. In the mainframe, Flynn is forced to fight other programs that appear in the image of their creators and they really can die. Can Flynn get out alive?
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Publication Date: March 1, 2016
The Frood is an examination of the influences and impact of the late Douglas Adams on British comedy, his most famous work, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and his legacy.
Continue reading The Frood: The Authorised & Very Official History of Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Jem Roberts
Release Date: July 3, 1985 | DVD Release Date: March 8, 2016
Much has been written about this classic 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson so rather than review the film, I plan to examine why it has remained popular 32 years after its initial release.
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Release Date: January 3, 2017
The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories is an anthology of 14 stories with a magical and humorous twist.
Continue reading The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories by Terry Pratchett
Release Date: June 24, 1987 | DVD Release Date: April 28, 2015
President Skroob (Mel Brooks) of Planet Spaceballs sends Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) to kidnap Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) of Plant Druidia in order to blackmail her father (Dick Van Patten). A wrench is thrown in the works when Dark Helmet arrives to find that Vespa has fled on the eve of her wedding with her android friend, Dot Matrix (voiced by Joan Rivers).
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Publication Date: June 1, 1991
Dirk Gently is a holistic detective who believes that everything is connected. He sets out to help a man named Richard’s whose girlfriend’s father has been murdered and is convinced that the crime must be solved to clear his own name.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is the first book in the Dirk Gently series.
Continue reading Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
Publication Date: March 12, 2015
Lucy Reynolds left home at an early age to escape her abusive environment. Now off to University, she’d like to fly under the radar and forget. Lucy gets caught up in a dangerous game when a secret society called The Seven starts to court her. When Lucy’s friend goes missing, she must fight or she’ll be next. Will she survive and come out stronger?
Continue reading What doesn’t kill us by Nirina Stone
Publication Date: June 10, 2015
Andy Bastite is on a quest to uncover the secrets of his family’s past. His father, Edmund, lost his place in the family and Andy wants to clear his name. With the help of divorced writer Charlotte Townsend, will he be able to uncover the truth and restore Edmund’s reputation?
The Family Divided is the fourth book in the Guernsey series.
Continue reading The Family Divided (The Guernsey Novels Book 4) by Anne Allen
Publication Date: August 1, 2013
Officer Jack Stratton’s foster sister, Michelle, is missing. The police believe she just decided to leave but their foster mother, Aunt Haddie, knows that she wouldn’t take off without letting her know. Haddie knows that Jack is that one person that will find Michelle at all costs.
Girl Jacked is the first novel in the Jack Stratton series.
Continue reading Girl Jacked (Jack Stratton Book 1) by Christopher Greyson