Old Haunts (How to be Dead Book 3) by Dave Turner

Publication Date: September 27, 2016

 

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In Old Haunts, Dave and Mel are struggling to get back to a common ground after the events at the end of “Paper Cuts.” With the big bad revealed and his surely devastating plan not clear, can Dave stop the horror that will inevitably descend on London? Death and his office staff, Dave and Anne, are ready to kick this saving-the-world thing into high gear.

Old Haunts is the final installment in the “How to be Dead” series.

 

 

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Channel Blue by Jay Martel

Publication Date: December 1, 2013

 

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What can a network do if its best-rated show starts to plummet in the ratings? Channel Blue’s highest rated program is a Big-Brother-esque show featuring Earth. When the ratings make it unprofitable to stay on the air, the series finale will be explosive … literally explosive.

 

 

 

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The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Release Date: April 30, 2002

 

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If you haven’t read [easyazon_link identifier=”0345453743″ locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy[/easyazon_link] (go read it), this review may not be for you. It may seem illogical—but this is a review specifically written for those that reread Douglas Adams’ work regularly. These people exist. They are normally referred to as hoopy froods who always have a towel handy. Since Tammy a.k.a. Rabid Reader’s Reviews was tied up in the Vogon poetry appreciation chair, I volunteered to write this review. She is still alive and well, and I am pleased to inform you that she hasn’t gnawed off her own legs yet.

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42 Books to Love for Towel Day 2016

May 25, 2016

This year yet again, Rabid Reader’s Reviews presents 42 books to love for Towel Day. This is a selection of books that have been reviewed on this blog. We hope you will enjoy them.

 

DA_Last_Chance_to_SeeLast Chance to See by Douglas Adams
nonfiction, environment, humor

Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine head out on an epic adventure in search of the strange and exotic creatures with whom we share our world. More…

 

 

 

Dr. Who, City of Death by Douglas Adams
Humor, Science Fiction, Serial Fiction

The Doctor takes Romana to Paris for a vacation and instead of landing them in the intended time period, the TARDIS takes them to 1979. There the Doctor finds rogue time travelers, art theft and the resurrection of a dangerous alien race thought extinct. Joined by the rough British P.I. Duggan, they must do what the Doctor does best…save the human race. More…

 

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The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

DVD Release Date: December 24, 2002

 

DVD_The_Adventures_of_Pluto_NashPluto Nash (Eddie Murphy) is a retired smuggler turned night club owner in the moon-based colony, Little America. When a mysterious gangster named Rex Crater destroys and takes Pluto’s nightclub, he is determined to get it back with a little help from his friends.

 

[easyazon_link identifier=”B00A7E3TCK” locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]The Adventures of Pluto Nash[/easyazon_link] is absurd. The story is silly, unfocused and full of nonsensical turns engineered for cheap laughs. In other words, it is exactly what one should expect from a comedy starring Eddie Murphy. What makes it, for this viewer, the movie that I best enjoyed from this lead actor is the other-worldliness of the setting and story. There’s almost a magic to the ridiculousness of the humor. Everyone likes a mindless movie from time to time and [easyazon_link identifier=”B00A7E3TCK” locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]The Adventures of Pluto Nash[/easyazon_link] certainly fits that “better if you don’t think about it” bill. Don’t think there’s a market for this type of film? My husband’s favorite movie is “Howard the Duck.” Every movie and every book has an audience.

 

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Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1968)

Release Date: January 24, 1968 | DVD Release Date: February 27, 2001

 

DVD_Dr_StrangeloveA United States Air Force General orders a nuclear attack aimed at the Soviet Union. The movie follows the President and Joint Chiefs of Staff as they struggle to stop the attack and the B-52 Bomber as it travels to deliver the devastating hit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Who City of Death by Douglas Adams

Publication Date: May 21, 2015

 

The Doctor takes Romana to Paris for a vacation and instead of landing them in the intended time period, the TARDIS takes them to 1979. There the Doctor finds rogue time travelers, art theft and the resurrection of a dangerous alien race thought extinct. Joined by the rough British P.I. Duggan, they must do what the Doctor does best … save the human race.

 

 

 

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Meddling with Murder by Ellie Campbell

Publication Date: April 9, 2016

 

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In Meddling with Murder by Ellie Campbell, Cathy O’Farrell and her former cleaner, Pimple are the proprietors of the newly formed Crouch End Confidential Agency, a detective agency that badly needs an influx of cash as Cathy. Cathy is too soft-hearted to ever be a businesswoman and persists in not charging little old ladies and children when called upon to track lost pets and toys. When Cathy’s husband threatens to relocate in order to live his dream of being a postmaster, she has some choices to make while juggling an increasingly complex case involving sketchy characters and vandalism.

In Meddling with Murder is the third book in the Crouch End Confidential series.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

Publication Date: April 4, 2009

 

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The small English town of Meryton suffers from a plague of unmentionables and Miss Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe it out. [easyazon_link identifier=”1594743347″ locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem![/easyazon_link] is a retelling of Jane Austen’s (the late writer, in fact, gets a co-writing credit) eighteenth-century masterpiece with a twist.

 

 

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The Scarecrow’s Brane by D.L. Morrese

Publication Date: July 3, 2015

 

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Commander Lisa Chang and the crew of the Brane Child find themselves in Oddz. Their ship crash-lands into the only thing between the Emerald City and the Red Witch of the South, who is trying to take it over. Lisa must travel to the Great and Powerful Blue Wizards of the East to make a new weapon to protect the Emerald City.

[easyazon_link identifier=”B00XT0HESE” locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]The Scarecrow’s Brane: A Futuristic Fairy Tale (Adventures of the Brane Child Book 2)[/easyazon_link] is the second book in the Brane Child series.

 

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