Posts Tagged ‘books’

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Disclaimer: I was predisposed to like this one from the beginning, so it’s fair enough to call me a partial and prejudiced reviewer. Jane Austen is often called the first feminist fiction writer, and a new take on her most popular Regency romance — coauthored by Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith, and Kenneth Grahame — puts the […]

Book Club: The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood ISBN 0-7710-0813-9 Summary A dystopian tale describing the life of a woman living in the mid-1980′s in Gilead, a fundamentalist Christian society that rose from the destruction of the United States after a coup. The tale is told out of order with a present tense first narrative voice, and is […]

To-Read List

. . . If I ever get a moment Your Movie Sucks by Roger Ebert The Deeper Meaning of Liff: A Dictionary of Things There Aren’t Any Words for Yet–But There Ought to Be by Douglas Adams How to Talk Dirty and Influence People by Lenny Bruce Chemical History of a Candle by Michael Faraday […]

Huh.

II love audio books. Whenever I drive down to Los Angeles I always stop in Gilroy, gas up, and buy an audio book. I don’t bother with the new stuff — it seems stupid to pay over $50 for a book I can get in print for under ten bucks — so it’s been a […]

Blasphemy!!

halt wtf ./foul_language When I saw a headline in my RSS feed stating “Hitchhiker’s Guide series to ride again” I excitedly clicked, thinking that some unfinished manuscript had been found, like the last Dirk Gently novel printed in The Salmon of Doubt. Riding Douglas Adams’ coat tails is some jerk who intends to finish off […]

Tease!!!

Not fair, J.K. Rowling. Not only did you taunt us with only seven handmade copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, so that (thankyouverymuch) we can’t even read them, but now you have to write a prequel to Harry Potter too? Before that sounds like a good thing, it’s only 800 words, and it’s […]

Twelve Lessons from British Literature

1. You can never have too many axes. 2. Even when you’ve been whisked to another dimension, there’s always time for tea. 3. If you are female, beautiful, and poor, you are going to die. 4. Or be blissfully wedded to a very rich and handsome dude of better rank. 5. In case you’re not […]