A blast from the past to make someone smile today!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
"Caleb and Camille Fang are performance artists who set up unsettling situations in public places. Their two children, Annie and Buster, have been trained from birth to participate in these events. As they mature the children realize that their lives are not exactly normal. Their attempts to break away from their parents are unsuccessful until their parents disappear. Is it a stunt or a tragic accident? Even Annie and Buster can’t say for sure."
Review from Library Journal
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Monday, August 8, 2011
Great news: the CPPL's Digital Collection now features select eBooks with no DRM! To take advantage of the new format, look for titles available in “Open EPUB” and “Open PDF” ebook formats. Check for the icons with the open green padlock, as seen in the image to the right.
These open/DRM-free eBooks are worth checking out for the additional liberties they offer, most notably the ability to bypass Adobe Digital Editions when transferring the files to your device -- which also means you can save these check outs directly to most popular eReaders. For additional information on this, please click “Read More”.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Moss Bluff held a book discussion on The Accidental Tourist, an Anne Tyler classic. The novel follows Macon, a man strongly committed to his routines and habits. Macon’s life becomes upended, however, when he loses his young son – and his marriage.
Readers’ opinions on the novels were sharply split: some hated it, others really liked it. Those who hated the book noted how flaky and shallow all the characters were, which made the book difficult to finish. Readers who liked the book, however, found that it was easier to get through if they knew people in their lives who were similar to the characters. They also agreed that humor was another of Tyler’s strong points.
While her characters may have alienated some readers, they did help Tyler find new fans in others – who have already sought out more of her work.
Have you read The Accidental Tourist? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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