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Book Review: The Raven’s Tale By Cat Winters
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The Raven’s Tale
Hardcover | Kindle
By Cat Winters
Publisher: Amulet Books | Abrams Books
Release date: April 16, 2019

Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most famous and influential writers of our time, thanks to his numerous tales of the macabre. But before the orphaned Poe became a household name and pop culture icon, he spent his early life as a ward of the Allans, an affluent Virginian family. While his foster father, John Allan, a successful tobacco merchant, wanted him to follow in his footsteps in business, young Edgar longed instead to be a writer. The Raven’s Tale takes these facts about Poe’s life and weaves a story about the author at 17 as he struggles with his disapproving “Pa,” his intense first year in college, and his inner conflict with his muse.

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Book Con 2017 Panel: ‘Diary Of A Wimpy Kid’ Author Jeff Kinney
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Book Con 2017 Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid

This past weekend, the Javits Center in New York City hosted Book Con 2017. The event filled the same building and rooms and followed a similar structure to the more sprawling NYC Comic Con, which invades in October. Book Con came on the heels of Book Expo, a 3 day event that featured guest appearances by Hillary Clinton, Stephen King, astronaut Scott Kelly and others. Book Con featured countless authors, exhibitors, and publishers as well as guests such as Kevin Hart, Jeffrey Tambor and Bill Nye the Science Guy. One person I was extremely excited about was Jeff Kinney. See, I have a 13-year old son, and he has been obsessed with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books for years. We have all 11 titles in the series including the extra “movie journals,” and we own the movies on DVD. So when I saw the Kinney was having a panel discussion about his upcoming 12th DoaWK book, The Getaway, I was there.

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Book Review: Faeryland: The Secret World Of The Hidden Ones
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Faeryland: The Secret World of the Hidden OnesFaeryland: The Secret World of the Hidden Ones
Hardcover
Written by John Matthews
Illustrated by Matt Dangler
Abrams Books
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Cover Price: $27.50

Anyone up for some faery treasure? Because that what happens when you bring together historian, teacher and bestselling author John Matthews (How to See Fairies, Pirates et. al.) and young but already renowned mixed media illustrator/artist Matt Dangler (The Secret History of Mermaids) for Faeryland: The Secret World of the Hidden Ones which is a wonderful and collectable beginner’s guide to the world of the “Fae” intended for humans aged 12 or older.

But, this is no ordinary compendium of ordinary facts and figures. From the sparkly pixie dust gilded cover to the full color pull out of a 19th Century map of faeryland from the House of Congress, this is 60+ pages of informative enchantment to delight the senses.

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Book Review: How To Fake A Moon Landing: Exposing The Myths Of Science Denial
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How To Fake A Moon LandingHow To Fake A Moon Landing
Exposing the Myths of Science Denial
Hardcover | Kindle Edition
Written by Darryl Cunningham
Introduction by Andrew C. Revkin
Abrams ComicArts
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Cover Price: $16.95

The truth is out there. Nothing embodies that saying like the data presented in  How To Fake A Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial. No matter how you slice it, science is real and it has led mankind on some wondrous adventures and completely changed our lives. From how we view the cosmos to explaining things a bit closer to home here on Earth, we see science everywhere. Now before you go getting your panties in a bunch, this book doesn’t go out of it’s way to debunk anything you learned in Sunday School. Instead, it examines how, through scientific methods, deductions (and yes, proof) can be found in a plethora of areas.

From ridiculous conspiracy theories such as Global Warming lies and the Moon Landing hoax to more mundane, medicinally focused issues such as Homeopathic remedies and Chiropractic cures, Darryl Cunningham delves deeply into the facts. Knowing that both sides in an argument are apt to use disinformation to further their agendas, he presents everything in a humorous and enlightening manner.

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Book Review: Did I Do That? The Best (and Worst) Of The ’90s
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Did I Do That? The Best (and Worst) Of The '90sDid I Do That?
The Best (and Worst) Of The ’90s
Paperback
Written by Amber Humphrey
Abrams Image
Release Date: March 12, 2013
Cover Price: $19.95

This was an interesting read, make no mistake about it. There were things in Did I Do That? The Best (And Worst) Of The ’90s that I do not remember at all…thereby answering the question posed in the title. But many of them I do recollect having committed. But venture forth and let me explain in more detail, my friend…

Chapter one is dedicated to Super Soakers. You remember them, right? Squirt guns on steroids…or maybe Super Soldier Serum, whatever. However you want to describe them, they changed the way we have water fights forevermore. A few pages later we get reminded of how awesome the nineties were for Bart Simpson and how Bartmania swept the nation. Then we move on to how Batman changed the way we perceive superheroes on the silver screen, Tim Burton gave us a darker and more enigmatic version of the Caped Crusader (and I would like to thank him for Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman). Luckily Joel  Schumacher later came along and gave us Bat-nipples, ruining the whole franchise for almost a decade. Busy as always, Tim Burton had Beetlejuice and several other films that kept his name in the limelight, so to speak. These are discussed in the book, too!

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Comic Review: Gonzo: A Graphic Biography Of Hunter S. Thompson
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GONZO: A Graphic Biography Of Hunter S. ThompsonGonzo: A Graphic Biography Of Hunter S. Thompson
Written by Will Bingley
Illustrated by Anthony Hope-Smith
Page Layout and Lettering by Andy Huckle
Abrams Comic Arts
Release Date: April 2012
Cover Price: $17.95

Abrams Comic Arts has released Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson and that word “graphic” certainly takes on many different definitions here when applied to the protagonist of this true-life comic novel.

The public’s perception of the late writer/journalist/self-made psychopath (by his own volition) is as varied and misunderstood as the man himself. Some of us only know Hunter S. Thompson as a modern day mid/late 20th century figure whose thirst and unbridled lust for all things excess is regarded as the stuff of filthy, unrelenting legend. Some of us only know him as Uncle Duke, the famous cartoon character who shook up the long-running comic strip Doonesbury when he first appeared in the mid 1970s in that strip, a character that Thompson had gone on record as hating. Some of us know him as simply a film character, portrayed by Johnny Depp in director Terry Gilliam’s cult film adaptation of what seemed as unfilmable as William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch, Thompson’s arguably best known work, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. And there was also the recent attempt at a film adaptation of another Thompson work, last year’s box office mess, The Rum Diary, again with Depp as its star.

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