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Daytripper
  • Author : Gabriel Ba,Fabio Moon
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781401229696
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • The acclaimed Daytripper follows Bras de Olivias Dominguez during different periods in his life, each with the same ending: his death. Daytripper follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Every chapter features an important period in Bras’ life in exotic Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. And then, the following story starts up at a different point in his life, oblivious to his death in the previous issue—and then also ends with him dying again. In every chapter, Bras dies at different moments in his life, as the story follows him through his entire existence—one filled with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, good and bad, love and loneliness. Each issue rediscovers the many varieties of daily life, in a story about living life to its fullest—because any of us can die at any moment. Poignant, heartfelt and thoughtful, this comics landmark is one of the most transcendent pieces of graphic storytelling ever to hit the printed page. Brothers Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba truly compose one of the industry's masterworks.

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    Daytripper
  • Author : Gabriel Ba,Fabio Moon
  • Publisher : DC
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781401236014
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • "One of the most memorable things we've read in a long time." - io9 "Beautifully written and utterly gorgeous, DAYTRIPPER completely blew me away." - Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy, My Chemical Romance) What are the most important days of your life? F-bio Moon and Gabriel B- answer that question in the critical and commercial hit series that took the industry by storm, winning praise from such comics veterans as Terry Moore, Craig Thompson and Jeff Smith. Follow aspiring writer Br-s de Oliva Domingos as each chapter of DAYTRIPPER explores a completely different moment in his life. Moon and B- tell a beautifully lyrical tale chronicling Domingos's entire existence- from his loves to his deaths and all the possibilities in between. Introduction by Craig Thompson (BLANKETS).

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    Daytripper Deluxe Edition
  • Author : Gabriel Ba
  • Publisher : DC
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781401252205
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • The Eisner Award winning DAYTRIPPER follows Bras de Olivias Dominguez during different periods in his life, each with the same ending: his death. DAYTRIPPER follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Every chapter features an important period in Bras' life in exotic Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. And then, the following story starts up at a different point in his life, oblivious to his death in the previous story-and then also ends with him dying again. In every chapter, Bras dies at different moments in his life, as the story follows him through his entire existence-one filled with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, good and bad, love and loneliness. Each story rediscovers the many varieties of daily life, in a story about living life to its fullest-because any of us can die at any moment.

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    El Eternauta, Daytripper, and Beyond
  • Author : David William Foster
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 9781477310854
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • “El Eternauta, Daytripper, and Beyond examines the graphic narrative tradition in the two South American countries that have produced the medium’s most significant and copious output. Argentine graphic narrative emerged in the 1980s, awakened by Héctor Oesterheld’s groundbreaking 1950s serial El Eternauta. After Oesterheld was “disappeared” under the military dictatorship, El Eternauta became one of the most important cultural texts of turbulent mid-twentieth-century Argentina. Today its story, set in motion by an extraterrestrial invasion of Buenos Aires, is read as a parable foretelling the “invasion” of Argentine society by a murderous tyranny. Because of El Eternauta, graphic narrative became a major platform for the country’s cultural redemocratization. In contrast, Brazil, which returned to democracy in 1985 after decades of dictatorship, produced considerably less analysis of the period of repression in its graphic narratives. In Brazil, serious graphic narratives such as Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá’s Daytripper, which explores issues of modernity, globalization, and cross-cultural identity, developed only in recent decades, reflecting Brazilian society’s current and ongoing challenges. Besides discussing El Eternauta and Daytripper, David William Foster utilizes case studies of influential works—such as Alberto Breccia and Juan Sasturain’s Perramus series, Angélica Freitas and Odyr Bernardi’s Guadalupe, and others—to compare the role of graphic narratives in the cultures of both countries, highlighting the importance of Argentina and Brazil as anchors of the production of world-class graphic narrative.

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    Absolute Daytripper
  • Author : Gabriel Ba
  • Publisher : Vertigo
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1401287638
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  • Genre : Brazil
  • The Eisner Award-winning Daytripper follows Bras de Olivias Dominguez during different periods in his life, each with the same ending: his death. Now available in this oversize slipcase Absolute edition, complete with concept designs, scripts and other behind the scenes material! Daytripper follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Every chapter features an important period in Bras' life in exotic Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. And then, the following story starts up at a different point in his life, oblivious to his death in the previous story--and ends with him dying again. In every chapter, Bras dies at different moments in his life, as the story follows him through his entire existence--one filled with possibilities of happiness and sorrow, good and bad, love and loneliness. Each story rediscovers the many varieties of daily life, in a story about living life to its fullest--because any of us can die at any moment. Collects Daytripper #1-10.

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    Daytripper
  • Author : Niall Brady
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN : 9781411645325
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Beneath the LED and neon of the last freeport, clinging to the edge of the European megastate, the nano-tech smugglers and shysters hustle in the half-light and the gullible lose more than their innocence. How can you hide in a city where everything is for sale, and everyone suddenly wants the only thing of value you've never known you had?

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    DayTrippers
  • Author : Tod Foley
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 43
  • ISBN : 1792943857
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  • Genre : Books
  • A surreal reality-hopping roleplaying game set in a near-future science fiction multiverse, in which an assortment of colorful character classes pilot unique machines into dream worlds and pocket universes to retrieve items of value and bring them back home. The setting was inspired by the surrealistic fiction of Moebius, Moorcock, Rucker, Weinbaum, Heinlein, Vance, and other masters of weirdness . . .The time is shortly after the year 2100, the location is the first world. Massive megacorporations dominate the economic landscape and incredible advances in technology make the most miraculous things possible, from dream recording and genetic modification to medical nanotechnology and microfusion power generators. But the most earth-shaking development of the 21st century is one we're only beginning to see the ramifications of... As the 22nd century dawns, the inner and outer realities of SlipSpace are opening for exploration in new and experimental vehicles known as "SlipShips" . . . The bold explorers who pilot these vehicles face a multiverse of physical and psychological dangers to bring back priceless scientific knowledge and powerful artifacts from far-flung dimensions and alternate timelines. They're called "DayTrippers," and you're one of them.

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    Brody's Ghost
  • Author : Mark Crilley
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781621156741
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Brody's racing against time to uncover the identity of the Penny Murderer before he claims his next victim: Brody's exgirlfriend. But he's also found out that Talia, the ghost who set him on this road to justice, has been lying to him from the start. * High stakes and intense action! * Crilley's YouTube channel has over 600,000 subscribers. "Crilley is a great storyteller and artist, and both strengths show here..." —Detroit News

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    Dispatches
  • Author : Michael Herr
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780307814166
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : History
  • "The best book to have been written about the Vietnam War" (The New York Times Book Review); an instant classic straight from the front lines. From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatches makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone. Michael Herr’s unsparing, unorthodox retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, rendering clarity from one of the most incomprehensible and nightmarish events of our time. Dispatches is among the most blistering and compassionate accounts of war in our literature.

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    Daytripper
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0692040617
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  • Genre : Books
  • A woman-written, thoughtfully-designed coffee table book exploring vivid photographs and compelling stories inspired by sixty days of #vanlife across America's National Parks.

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    Daytripper 3
  • Author : Donna May Gibbs Carpenter
  • Publisher : Boston Mills Press
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1550460943
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  • Genre : Travel
  • Bancroft, Belleville, Picton, Napanee, Kingston, Perth, Merrickville, Ottawa, Cornwall, lots more.

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    The Cardboard Valise
  • Author : Ben Katchor
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 9780375421143
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Ben Katchor (“The creator of the last great American comic strip.”—Michael Chabon) gives us his first book in more than ten years: the story of the fantastical nation of Outer Canthus and the three people who, in some way or another, in­habit its shores. Emile Delilah is a young xenophile (lover of foreign nations) so addicted to traveling to the exotic regions of Outer Canthus that the government pays him a monthly stipend just so he can continue his visits. Liv­ing in the same tenement as Emile are Boreal Rince, the exiled king of Outer Canthus, and Elijah Salamis, a supranationalist determined to erase the cultural and geographic boundaries that separate the citizens of the Earth. Although they rarely meet, their lives in­tertwine through the elaborate fictions they construct and inhabit: a vast panorama of humane hamburger stands, exquisitely ethereal ethnic restaurants, ancient restroom ruins, and wild tracts of land that fit neatly next to high-rise hotels. The Cardboard Valise is a graphic novel as travelogue; a canvas of semi-surrealism; and a poetic, whimsical, beguiling work of Ben Katchor’s dazzling imagination.

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    This Tender Land
  • Author : William Kent Krueger
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781476749303
  • Reader Reviews : 64
  • Genre : Fiction
  • INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing, you’ll love This Tender Land...This story is as big-hearted as they come.” —Parade The unforgettable story of four orphans who travel the Mississippi River on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression. In the summer of 1932, on the banks of Minnesota’s Gilead River, Odie O’Banion is an orphan confined to the Lincoln Indian Training School, a pitiless place where his lively nature earns him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee after committing a terrible crime, he and his brother, Albert, their best friend, Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own. Over the course of one summer, these four orphans journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

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    Pixu
  • Author : Gabriel Bá,Becky Cloonan,Fábio Moon
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781616558130
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Apartment dwellers
  • This gripping tale of urban horror follows the lives of five lonely tenants -- strangers -- whose lives become intertwined when they discover a dark mark scrawled on the walls of their building. The horror sprouts quite innocently from a small seed and finds life as something otherworldly, damaged, full of love, hate, fear, and power. As the walls come alive, everyone is slowly driven mad -- defenseless against the evil in the building, stripped of free will, leaving only confusion, chaos, and eventual death.

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    Two Brothers
  • Author : Gabriel Bá,Fabio Moon
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9781616558567
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Twin brothers Omar and Yaqub may share the same features, but they could not be more different from one another. And the possessive love of their mother, Zana, stirs the troubled waters between them even more. After a brutally violent exchange between the young boys, Yaqub, “the good son,” is sent from his home in Brazil to live with relatives in Lebanon, only to return five years later as a virtual stranger to the parents who bore him, his tensions with Omar unchanged. Family secrets engage the reader in this profoundly resonant story about identity, love, loss, deception, and the dissolution of blood ties. Set in the port city of Manaus on the riverbanks of the Amazon, Two Brothers celebrates the vibrant life and diversity of Brazil. Based on a work by acclaimed novelist Milton Hatoum, Two Brothers is stunningly reimagined by the award-winning graphic novelists Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá. "This work goes far beyond its publicity hook, which is that Eisner award–winning Brazilian twin brothers (Casanova, Daytripper) have adapted Milton Hatoum’s classic novel about twin brothers to the graphic novel form. Narrated mostly by Nael, the illegitimate son of one of the brothers, the tale is presented in a nonlinear narrative with multiple flashbacks, as stories within stories begin to fill in the greater family chronicle spiraling around the twins and their simmering rivalry and hatred. The intricate secrets and lies at the heart of families are set against a backdrop of almost cinematic cityscapes and vistas. Bá and Moon present the naturalistic dynamism of Brazil in their art: sweeping, dramatic organic shapes against the sharp angularity of the people. The stark b&w art crackles to express the subtleties of palpable, barely contained tension between kin, a brutal police beating, and the erotic electricity of an exotic dance. Bá and Moon bring a cool, confident sharpness to their narrative to reflect the shades of gray in this powerful family saga." —Publishers Weekly (Starred review) “TWO BROTHERS is a feat of bravura visual storytelling, a revealing and nuanced work of family portraiture, and a thrilling act of historical re-imagination. It is clearly the work of two major artists, two master collaborators, operating at the peak of their powers.” —Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay “I cannot think of a single gift more pure than the gift the twins possess. Gabriel and Fabio give the world something unique, and precious. It is most amazing to be alive in a time where two creators such as these exist - they give us another reason to wake up and another way to see the world. Two Brothers, like their other work, is another masterpiece, but so different in it’s pacing and tone than anything they have done before. I am lucky to share the same planet with them, because they are kind enough to share their stories with me, and the world.“ —Gerard Way, The Umbrella Academy “This book immediately jumps onto the list of the most essential graphic novels you will read in your lifetime. Two amazing creators at the top of their game, telling a story in a way only they can tell it. What a gift. What a treat.” —Brian Michael Bendis. Powers “Moon and Bá have long been cartoonists of extraordinary skill, and with Two Brothers they have created their masterwork. Their passion for the comics medium bleeds through in every brushstroke and pen line. This is a stunning book that will touch your heart and leave you breathless.” —Jeff Lemire, Descender “TWO BROTHERS is a haunting tribute to sibling love, brotherly hatred, and the kinetic energy when those two forces fuel a family. The deep sense of place, the palpable sorrow of nostalgia, the aura of truth: once again Ba and Moon bring it like no one else in graphic storytelling. —Mat Johnson, Loving Day “This is an extraordinary work. Moon and Bá, two men already on top of their game, have rewritten what we thought the game was. The comic book was created as entertainment. Two Brothers is proof comics can be Art. The wider your eyes get, the more it touches your heart.” —Brian Azzarello, 100 Bullets "Speaking of brothers that both work in comics: TWO BROTHERS is a visually stunning work that makes me dizzy with admiration. Attention to detail, the concern with communicating with the reader on emotional terms as well as intellectual, it is a classic example that artistic chops still matter in the modern comics world. In fact it matters more than ever now. —Gilbert Hernandez, LOVE & ROCKETS “Moon and Bá have both shot for the stars here... TWO BROTHERS is a striking graphic novel that allows fans to see a different aspect of two of the very best creators in comics– come and see what flavor of genius the Brazilian-based brothers have crafted from the work of Milton Hatoum.” —COMICS BEAT “As anyone who’s read The Umbrella Academy, Casanova, or Daytripper knows, Moon and Bá are two of the most gifted artists in the comics world. Their new graphic novel, based on the Brazilian novel Dois Irmãos, may be their most ambitious work yet, and the preview art glows. Moon and Bá are themselves Brazilian twins, so it’s easy to see how they were attracted to the story.” —io9 “Riveting…. Two Brothers is an earthquake both visually and narratively.... Moon and Bá are in clear control of every element of Two Brothers, bringing to life a city, history, and compelling story of a family locked in obsession.” —FANBOY COMICS

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    Daytripper
  • Author : Simon Webster
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780730499206
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Travel
  • An invaluable guide to the Sydney area. Journalist Simon Webster has compiled the best daytrips from his weekly SUN HERALD column and added many new ones to give you a great choice of days out in the Sydney area.Ranging from the quirky, such as Janet's Royalty Room where you can be amazed at the vast collection of Royal memorabilia, to the classic - the beautiful Vaucluse House; from places of multicultural interest, like Cabramatta Gourmet Safari to the thrills of the 'Shark Feed Extreme', no stone is left unturned in the quest to bring you the most interesting, unusual and fun days out possible. Includes trips for rainy days and kids', plus multicultural, active, free, transport-related, iconic Australian, historic, wet and wild places to go for the perfect day out. And if you want to do some more activities in the area while you are there each day trip lists five or six other places to visit or things to do in the area, as well as a brief history of the area you are visiting.An invaluable guide to the Sydney area.

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    A Daytripper's Guide to Manitoba
  • Author : Bartley Kives
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 1926531019
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  • Genre : Travel
  • This glossy, full—colour guidebook from well—travelled Winnipeg Free Press columnist Bartley Kives offers a wide range of idiosyncratic adventures available year—round in every region of Manitoba.

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    A Daytripper's Guide to Manitoba
  • Author : Bartley Kives
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1773370723
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  • Genre : Travel
  • Sandwiched between North Dakota and Nunavut, Manitoba has never been the busiest chunk of tourism real estate in North America. To independent travellers, this is a good thing: Canada's undiscovered province offers uncrowded beaches, innumerable lakes, and unlikely cultural attractions, especially in the gritty/cool capital, Winnipeg. A Daytripper's Guide to Manitoba is the only comprehensive travel handbook to the province, and an indispensable tool for visitors from abroad, Canadians passing through, and Manitobans who want to get to know their own backyard. The new edition of the best-selling Canadian guidebook has expanded coverage of Winnipeg's cultural attractions, more Churchill ecotourism options, and a brand-new chapter on the Lake Of The Woods region of northwestern Ontario. Get the straight goods on cities, towns, and natural attractions in every corner of the province, compiled by one of Manitoba's most tenacious independent travellers, Bartley Kives. Remember, the only thing flat about Manitoba is the Trans-Canada Highway.

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    Daytripper
  • Author : Donna May Gibbs Carpenter
  • Publisher : Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1550461796
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  • Genre : Travel
  • Windsor, Leamington, Sarnia, Grand Bend, London, Stratford, Port Dover, Waterloo, St. Jacobs, Guelph, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, and lots more.

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    Daytripper 4
  • Author : Donna May Gibbs Carpenter
  • Publisher : Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN : 1550461613
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  • Genre : Travel
  • Bruce Peninsula, Collingwood, Barrie, Muskoka, Haliburton, Kawarthas, Algonquin, and lots more.

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    Hal Leonard Guitar Tab Method
  • Author : Jeff Schroedl
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781495035623
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Music
  • (Guitar Tab Method). The First and Only Beginning Guitar Method of Its Kind! This is the guitar method students and teachers have been waiting for. Learn single notes with riffs like "Day Tripper" and "Crazy Train," power chords with classics by AC/DC and the Who, strumming with songs from Neil Young and Nirvana, and much more. The method's unique, well-paced, and logical teaching sequence will get students playing more easily than ever before, and music from popular artists like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin will keep them playing and having fun. Book 1 includes: parts of the guitar, easy-to-follow guitar tablature, notes & riffs starting on the low E string, tempo & time signatures, understanding notes and rests, palm muting, vibrato, power chords, open chords, strumming, slides and slurs, hammer-ons and pull-offs, many music styles, nearly 100 riffs and songs, and more!

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    The Dangerous Alphabet
  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : 9780060783334
  • Reader Reviews : 37
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A is for Always, that's where we embark . . . Two children, treasure map in hand, and their pet gazelle sneak past their father, out of their house, and into a world beneath the city, where monsters and pirates roam. Will they find the treasure? Will they make it out alive? The Dangerous Alphabet is a tale of adventure, piracy, danger, and heroism told in twenty-six alphabetical lines—although even the alphabet is not to be relied upon here. A delightfully dangerous journey from national bestselling author Neil Gaiman and the monstrously talented Gris Grimly, The Dangerous Alphabet is sure to captivate and chill young readers.

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    How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read
  • Author : Pierre Bayard
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781596917149
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • In this delightfully witty, provocative book, literature professor and psychoanalyst Pierre Bayard argues that not having read a book need not be an impediment to having an interesting conversation about it. (In fact, he says, in certain situations reading the book is the worst thing you could do.) Using examples from such writers as Graham Greene, Oscar Wilde, Montaigne, and Umberto Eco, he describes the varieties of "non-reading"-from books that you've never heard of to books that you've read and forgotten-and offers advice on how to turn a sticky social situation into an occasion for creative brilliance. Practical, funny, and thought-provoking, How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read-which became a favorite of readers everywhere in the hardcover edition-is in the end a love letter to books, offering a whole new perspective on how we read and absorb them.

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    The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy
  • Author : Leigh VanHandel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN : 9780429012730
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Music
  • Today’s music theory instructors face a changing environment, one where the traditional lecture format is in decline. The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy addresses this change head-on, featuring battle-tested lesson plans alongside theoretical discussions of music theory curriculum and course design. With the modern student in mind, scholars are developing creative new approaches to teaching music theory, encouraging active student participation within contemporary contexts such as flipped classrooms, music industry programs, and popular music studies. This volume takes a unique approach to provide resources for both the conceptual and pragmatic sides of music theory pedagogy. Each section includes thematic "anchor" chapters that address key issues, accompanied by short "topics" chapters offering applied examples that instructors can readily adopt in their own teaching. In eight parts, leading pedagogues from across North America explore how to most effectively teach the core elements of the music theory curriculum: Fundamentals Rhythm and Meter Core Curriculum Aural Skills Post-Tonal Theory Form Popular Music Who, What, and How We Teach A broad musical repertoire demonstrates formal principles that transcend the Western canon, catering to a diverse student body with diverse musical goals. Reflecting growing interest in the field, and with an emphasis on easy implementation, The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy presents strategies and challenges to illustrate and inspire, in a comprehensive resource for all teachers of music theory.

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    Beowulf
  • Author : Neil Gaiman,Roger Avary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780061977589
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  • Genre : Drama
  • The celebrated heroic epic poem is brought to the the big screen with a script that envisions the trials and tribulations of the noble Beowulf. Thrilling, frightening, and truly epic, Gaiman and Avary have crafted an amazing script with all the adventure of the original that illuminates one of the all-time greatest tales. In this legend, the outcast monster Grendel attacks Hrothgar’s great hall, devouring many warriors. When the news of Grendel’s onslaught reaches the Geats tribe, their greatest warrior, Beowulf, leaves his homeland to aid those plagued by the monster. But beyond Grendel lie even greater foes and dark secrets that imperil the kingdom. This epic visualization of Beowulf’s combats with Grendel and later, Grendel’s revenge-crazed mother, merges science fiction and fantastic story-telling, bringing to life the most enduring tale of all time.

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    Surviving Mexico
  • Author : Celeste González de Bustamante,Jeannine E. Relly
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9781477323694
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Since 2000, more than 150 journalists have been killed in Mexico. Today the country is one of the most dangerous in the world in which to be a reporter. In Surviving Mexico, Celeste González de Bustamante and Jeannine E. Relly examine the networks of political power, business interests, and organized crime that threaten and attack Mexican journalists, who forge ahead despite the risks. Amid the crackdown on drug cartels, overall violence in Mexico has increased, and journalists covering the conflict have grown more vulnerable. But it is not just criminal groups that want reporters out of the way. Government forces also attack journalists in order to shield corrupt authorities and the very criminals they are supposed to be fighting. Meanwhile some news organizations, enriched by their ties to corrupt government officials and criminal groups, fail to support their employees. In some cases, journalists must wait for a “green light” to publish not from their editors but from organized crime groups. Despite seemingly insurmountable constraints, journalists have turned to one another and to their communities to resist pressures and create their own networks of resilience. Drawing on a decade of rigorous research in Mexico, González de Bustamante and Relly explain how journalists have become their own activists and how they hold those in power accountable.

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    Day Stripper
  • Author : Jenny Scholten
  • Publisher : New Victoria Pub
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1892281104
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Aubrey Lyle has removed herself from the polite society of those who do their jobs in clothing, to earn a wage that she can live on in San Francisco. The sign over Naughtyland's door, her place of work, reads 'Live Nude Girls.' Unfortunately the job has its drawbacks, including smelly dressing rooms and sadistic bouncers. Most of the other girls are great, except the one who ends up dead. With her lively housemates as sidekicks and confidants, Aubrey uncovers a sordid network of self-serving politicians, smarmy club owners and corrupt union organizers."--Page 4 of cover.

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    The Hero: Book Two
  • Author : David Rubin
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9781616557911
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • In ancient Greece the first superhero was born. Heracles, the son of Zeus, came into the world with strength, charm, and a fighting spirit. The Hero Book Two continues David Rubín's epic tale of Heracles in a postmodern look at the Twelve Labors and the champion's fateful doom. The story delves deep into his life, revealing those who would wish him harm on his meteoric rise to stardom, his tumultuous love affairs, and his incredibly heroic feats. Rubín's eclectic style will change the way you look at one of the most important Greek myths.

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    Vincent Book Two
  • Author : Vitor Cafaggi
  • Publisher : Papercutz
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781545804568
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Fabio Moon (Daytripper, How to Talk to Girls at Parties) says “It is so good reading VINCENT, by Vitor Cafaggi, that when it ends it leaves you longing for more." In this hip, beautiful illustrated series, populated with an irresistible anthropomorphic cast of characters, things are really heating up for Vincent. It wasn’t too long ago that he could only dream about being in a serious relationship, and suddenly finding himself involved with not one, but two incredible females. He’s made his decision to get serious with Princess, and to just be friends with Lady. That’s fine until Princess leaves for college. If it wasn’t hard enough to maintain such a long distance relationship, Vincent’s just got a call from Princess, saying “We need to talk.” Can parties, RPG, and cheese empanadas ease Vincent’s pain as he starts college life alone and confused?

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    The City as Photographic Text
  • Author : David William Foster
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : 9780822987642
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  • Genre : Photography
  • The City as Photographic Text offers the first comprehensive presentation of photography on São Paulo. But more than just a study of one city’s photographic legacy, this book is a manual for how to understand and talk about Latin American photography in general. Focusing on major figures and referencing widely available books of their work, David William Foster offers a unique analysis of how photographers have contributed to our understanding of the megalopolis São Paulo has become. Eschewing a conventional historical approach, Foster explores how best to interpret visual urban life. In turn, by focusing interest on the photographic text and the ways in which it creates an interpretive meaning for the city, rather than rehearsing the circumstances under which the photographs were taken, this study provides a model for productive comment on urban photography as a project of visual meaning with important artistic attributes. As a unique entry in the inventory of scholarly writing on São Paulo, The City as Photographic Text adds to our understanding of the enormous cultural significance this city holds as a world-class urban center.

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    Noir: A Collection of Crime Comics
  • Author : Ed Brubaker,Jeff Lemire,Brian Azzarello,Paul Grist
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781506716862
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Murder, passion, and criminal enterprise are presented here at their darkest, directly from the most talented writers and artists in crime comics! In these thirteen pitch-black noir stories, you'll find deadly conmen and embittered detectives converging on femme fatales and accidental murderers, all presented in sharp black and white by masters of the craft. Featuring stories by Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and many more of crime comics' top talent!

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    The Ikessar Falcon
  • Author : K. S. Villoso
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9780316532693
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Intricate, intimate, and intensely plotted." - Nicholas Eames on The Wolf of Oren-yaro "The Ikessar Falcon retains the excellent characterization and intrigue of The Wolf of Oren-yaro while expanding both its world and the plot at a head-spinning rate. It does everything the middle book of a trilogy should with an uncommon degree of authorial skill, and is a thoroughly entertaining read in its own right."―BookPage The stunning sequel to The Wolf of Oren-yaro where the queen of a divided land struggles to unite her people. Even if they despise her. K. S. Villoso is a "powerful new voice in fantasy." (Kameron Hurley) The spiral to madness begins with a single push. Abandoned by her people, Queen Talyien's quest takes a turn for the worst as she stumbles upon a plot deeper and more sinister than she could have ever imagined, one that will displace her king and see her son dead. The road home beckons, strewn with a tangled web of deceit and impossible horrors that unearth the nation's true troubles - creatures from the dark, mad dragons, and men with hearts hungry for power. To save her land, Talyien must confront the myth others have built around her: Warlord Yeshin's daughter, symbol of peace, warrior and queen, and everything she could never be. The price of failure is steep. Her friends are few. And a nation carved by a murderer can only be destined for war. The Chronicles of the Wolf Queen The Wolf of Oren-yaro The Ikessar Falcon The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng

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    Angle McCartney
  • Author : Angie McCartney
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0957502907
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Angle McCartney

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    Crazy Hair
  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0606364781
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • For use in schools and libraries only. Where tigers stalk and ground sloths sleep, amid sailing pirates and leaping dancers, young Bonnie ventures out with comb in hand to tame her friend's unruly mane.

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    Here, There & Everywhere
  • Author : Angie McCartney
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9798680987896
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Angie McCartney was part of the inner circle of Fab Fourdom in Liverpool in the 60's, and as the step-mother to Sir Paul she has had many interactions with rockstars and royalty, pop stars and presidents, and they all have one thing in common... they're Beatle fans. Now that Beatle Tourism is a burgeoning industry, Angie's travel-size book takes you down memory lane to Penny Lane and 85+ other points of interest on the long and winding road. You'll be directed to spots in the Mop Top maps of Liverpool, London, Hamburg, New York and Los Angeles, you'll discover nuggets and stories to satisfy the day tripper in you! The book also features SmartBook(R) technology from McCartney Multimedia, and by scanning the QR codes with your smart-phone, you'll be transported to a destination of fascination online, with links to tours, maps, trivia, videos, much more information than we can fit in a postcard sized book, and a deeper dive into these tourist locations and their magical history. We hope you travel safely and create memories for a lifetime as in these legendary locations, a splendid time is guaranteed for all!