Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wisconsin Atlas and Bruce Campbell's Chin


Evil Dead: the ultimate edition starring Bruce Campbell's Chin..  Three discs with the a full frame disc, a wide screen disc, and Ladies of Evil Dead disc.


Southern Wisconsin All Outdoors Atlas and Field Guide by managing editor Todd Whitesel. Map icons for National Forests, Indian Reservations, Ranger stations, drinking water, designated trout lakes, waterfowl production areas, so on, so forth.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Why Did I Buy This?


Tampa by Alissa Nutting.  There has been press and word-of-mouth about this novel of a female teacher who is a serial abuser of teen boys.  Megan Abbott wrote an opinion piece about Tampa for some online magazine

Impossible Monsters edited by Kasey Lansdale. Collection of horror short stories.  I bought this because the editor's father kept mentioning the book.  Lansdale is more musician than editor.

The Score: a graphic novel by Richard Stark, adapted and illustrated by Darwyn Cooke.  Why did I buy this one?  Because Stark's real name was Donald Westlake and his Parker series novels are genius.


Eating on the Wild Side: the missing link to optimum health by Jo Robinson.  Why?  Because it looks like something people would read.

Zealot: the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan.  Why?  Because a contentious news interview brought a lot of attention and book sales soared.

Crazy Rich: power, scandal, and tragedy inside the Johnson and Johnson dynasty by Jerry Oppenheimer.  Why?  Johnson and Johnson started off in Racine.  Why else?  Well, there is a song by Old 97s called Oppenheimer.