Friday, March 23, 2007

New Things


Ridiculous by Norm MacDonald. The long awaited comedy album from Norm. Skits and songs by Norm and performances with Will Ferrell, Molly Shanon, Tim Meadows, Jon Lovitz, Steve Higgins, Artie Lange.

Alexandria Link by Steve Berry. Cotton Malone retired from the State Department and became a dealer for rare books. Cotton's retirement is easy until his store is burned down and his teenage son is kidnapped. A cartel of international moguls is forcing Cotton for the information they believe will lead them to the lost Library of Alexandria.

My French Whore by Gene Wilder. Paul Peachy leaves his wife in Milwaukee to enlist in the Army during World War I. As a German speaker, Peachy is asked to interrogate a German spy. After getting captured during a patrol, Peachy decides to avoid P.O.W. camp by impersonating the "urbane and accomplished spy".

Sisters by Danielle Steel. 300th verse same as the first.

Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris. Hannibal Lecter's story from childhood into early adulthood. Surviving the horrors of World War Two's Russian front, Hannibel is rescued from a Soviet orphanage by his uncle who takes him to live in Paris.

Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella. We have the print version of this, too. Becky Brandon is pregnant and happy and has the best nursery she could imagine. When Becky finds out her celebrity obstetrician is her husband's former (and perfect) girlfriend she starts to worry and freak-out.


Damn Near Dead: Old, Bold and Controlled: An Anthology of Geezer Noir edited by Duane Swierczynski. Short story collection of noir-"ish" mysteries featuring elderly protagonists. The story by Bill Crider was nominated for an Edgar Award.


Fun Being Me by Jack Wiler. Poetry? Poetry?! What the...? "Wiler writes poems that are droll, harrowing, angry, and disarming as they refuse mere consolation. A moralist in the tradition of Lenny Bruce, Wiler delights in the hypocrisies we blithely call normality." Hey, I just read one, Flying Under Duress, and it was good!

Natural Step for Communities: How Cities and Towns can Change to Sustainable Practices by Sarah James and Torbjorn Lahti. Success stories from eco-municpalities.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Just one today:

Reservoir Dogs starring Harvey Keitel, Lawrence Tierney, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi. This is a two disc anniversary set of the 1992 motion picture that sent Quentin Tarantino into big-time Hollywood hotshot status. Includes multiple commentaries, deleted scenes, a tribute to actor Lawrence Tierney (famed for punching out co-stars and crew throughout his career), cast interviews, and a tribute to film noir. Basically, all the extra features you intend to watch and don't.