New releases from Anne Tyler, Matthew Quick, & Laura Lippman | Feb. 2015 Audio in Advance | Fiction

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Adler-Olsen, Jussi. The Alphabet House. Penguin. ISBN 9781611763645. Read by Graeme Malcolm. In the “Department Q” series author’s first stand-alone novel, British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young’s plane is shot down and they know they will be executed if captured. They manage to jump aboard a train reserved for wounded SS soldiers. In a moment […]

Haruki Murakami’s Strange Library | RA Crossroads

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Libraries become dangerous places in Murakami’s dark fairy tale of an unnamed boy imprisoned by a librarian intent on devouring his brain. Adding to the disquiet is Chip Kidd’s deft production and design. A brief and eerie ode to the most forbidding expressions of the Brothers Grimm.

After the Fourth | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/School Library Journal crew enjoyed a long weekend of holiday reading about dysfunctional family members, unnatural creatures, early 20th-century New Yorkers, a hero who can’t say no, Texas dynasties, and tasty Narnian treats.

Cavett, Gaiman, Gowns, Nuts, Birds, and Rainbows | What We’re Reading

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This is a week of exotic and dystopic; gowns, girls, and speaking squirrels; TV talkers and phone callers; and Neverwhere, London, for the LJand SLJ crew.

Works I Am Thankful For | Wyatt’s World

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Five (of the many) titles published in 2013 for which I am grateful.

Best Sellers | SF/Fantasy, Books Most Borrowed, November 1, 2013

SF/Fantasy Best Sellers.

Evocative Halloween Reading | Wyatt’s World

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Tales to prompt the imagination’s spooky side

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, September 13, 2013

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For fans of StormWatch only, Gaiman & McKean plant a Black Orchid, Lone Wolf 2100 is like a mixture of samurai manga and Blade Runner, Maroh’s Blue Is the Warmest Color will resonate with all readers

The Author as Narrator | Wyatt’s World

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Audiobook month wrapped up last week with five must-listens from authors John le Carré, Bill Bryson, David Sedaris, Neil Gaiman, and Eve Ensler.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane | RA Crossroads

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Gaiman starts this month’s reading crossroads. Fairy tales and fantasy, battles of forces, good and evil, short stories and audiobooks! Selections for the imagination.

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