Imagine what would happen if Scooby Doo meshed with Lovecraft? This is that book. It picks up seven years after the teenage Blyton Summer Detective Club went their separate ways; one has dropped out of college, one is in a mental institution, one just broke out of jail, and one is dead. They get back together when they realize the guy in the rubber costume they jailed last time wasn’t the actual villain. It may really have been a monster after all. Zombies, ghosts, possesion, giant tentacle monsters, and the possible end of the world all make this book an excellent, action-filled, and fun read.
This has been described as Harry Potter as written by Douglas Adams. Accurate description. The plot explores what would happen if the hero prophecied to kill the Big Bad failed - and his best friend did it instead. Our hero eventually ends up involved on the wrong side of a plot to destroy the world. Hilarity ensues. Wonderfully diverse cast both race, sex, and sexuality. Written for teens but this adult enjoyed it immensly.
This graphic novel has some of the best worldbuilding and characters I have ever had the pleasure to encounter. Dystopian fiction at it's upper best. Read it through straight, then read it again and reference the end notes, Linda Medley has included a lot of information on this world to help round it out.
On of the first, and probably one of the most succesful, independent comic series. These are NOT your regular fantasy elves. The Wolfriders are almost feral and are being hunted by the scared human population. Written and drawn by Wendy Pini, this world will suck you in. This complete first volume has the entire first series from beginning to end. The next volume will tell what happens after...
'Castle Waiting' is the story of an isolated, abandoned castle and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. A fable for modern times, it is a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between good and evil - but about being a hero in one's own home.
Dear lord but this is funny. If you, or someone you know, is or soon will be a parent you MUST pick this up! It is an unvarnished, hilarious, unsentimental yet totally cute look at parenthood. The title says it all, really.