Wednesday, January 17, 2007

New Items trickling on to the shelves...

We have a cart full of "stuff" waiting to be processed, including CDs, DVDs, and books. A bunch of kids books were processed yesterday. But, since I list Adult items, you have to call Carolyn at 648-2166 to find out the latest new stuff in the kids section.

New Fiction
No Dominion by Charlie Huston. This is Huston's sixth novel and the second in his series that features Joe Pitt, a vampire private investigator in Manhattan. Pitt was bitten by the "Vyrus" in the 1970's and has been living in nighttime Manhattan ever since. Pitt walks the line between the different, quarreling vampire clans whose Manhattan territories are distinctly carved out.
Huston's vampires are not the sexualized, goth types who mope around in other novels. Huston is a noir mystery author who sticks a vampire society in the middle of straightforward, and well-written mysteries.

Dead Alive Directed by Peter Jackson. An early horror-comedy by the director of the Lord of the Rings and King Kong. Here's the plot outline listed on IMDB, "A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors."
I asked one of the Pages here for suggestions on what DVDs to purchase for the Library. After giving an elitist Librarian sneer at her DVD list I ordered five or six of her suggestions; including this one.