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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Taylor Steven's New Book

Taylor Stevens is not your usual author. She was born into a religious cult, moved all over the world, was separated from her family at the age of 12 and begged on the streets. Education was not important for the children of the cult. They spent their time doing the chores for the adults, cooking, laundry, childcare, etc. Crown published her first book in March of 2011, The Informationist. It was described by reviewers as a remarkable thriller, gorgeously written, and impossible to put down. Her main character, Vanessa Michael Munroe, was described as the newest tough girl action hero. Well, she is back. Just as tough, just as mysterious. Stevens new book is The Innocent. This time Munroe has been brought into the search for a girl who has been kidnapped by 'The Chosen', a religious cult. She has been missing for 8 years when Munroe is asked to investigate. With Stevens own experience, this title ought to be just as exciting as the first one if not more so. This is to be published on December 27, 2011. Look for it on our shelves

Monday, October 17, 2011

Stephen Cannell's Last Book

Stephen Cannell was really just developing a following. His books were suspenseful and fast moving. Unfortunately, he passed away due to complications from melanoma last September. His final book is being published in December. "Vigilante" brings the return of Detective Shane Scully. When a vocal police critic and gang activist ends up dead, the TV host for the reality tv series Vigilante TV shows up at the scene of the crime with the detectives. The TV host uses misdirection and threats to try to force his way into the investigation. Will he find the killer before Scully? For those who like Robert Parker, Cannell's books are the next best thing.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Enter Virtual Reality

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is the book you need to give to a young male to read. The main character is Wade Watts, a more or less homeless high school student, whose life revolves around OASIS - a virtual reality world. It takes place in the not too distant future and the 'real' world is not a very attractive or nice place. The deceased creator of OASIS, James Halliday, has left clues to three keys which will lead to his fortune. The best thing about this story for me is that in order to look for the keys, Wade and friends, go back to the atmosphere of James Halliday's past. So in many ways, you are virutally living in the 1980's. The songs, the games and the atmosphere is all there. There is also the ultimate evil corporation which tries to prevent an individual from getting to the prize. Great read. Suspenseful, interesting characters, and alot of fun.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Stephen King - It's Not About Horror

Stephen King's new title, 11/22/63, is part suspense and part science fiction. A high school English teacher discovers he can time travel back to try to change history. If you could stop Kennedy from being shot, would you? What would be the consequences? A fascinating concept that has already had the film rights optioned by Jonathan Demme, the director of Silence of the Lambs.

The Art of Fielding is Not About Baseball

Well, that's not quite true. It IS about baseball in a very general sense. It is also about friendship and coming of age and about the need to form close relationships. Henry Skrimshander is a baseball star for Westish College until a throw goes astray. This title has received rave reviews from sources as different as James Patterson, who referred to it as something that "appear out of nowhere and then dazzles and bewitches and inspires until you nearly lose your breath from the enjoyment and satisfaction"; Sports Illustrated that said "The book will knock out baseball and literature fans alike." and The New York Times that said "not only a wonderful baseball novel--it zooms immediately into the pantheon of classics, alongside The Natural by Bernard Malamud and The Southpaw by Mark Harris--but it's also a magical, melancholy story about friendship and the coming of age that marks the debut of an immensely talented writer." Obviously a must read for those who enjoy character studies.