JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 3: Stardust Crusaders Volume 7

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 3 – Stardust Crusaders
Volume 7
Release Date: 17th May 2018
Author: Hirohiko Araki
Publisher: Viz

The Stardust Crusaders journey through Egypt to locate and defeat (or ora) the evil vampire Dio continues in tome number seven. It’s certainly one long trek for everyone involved, reader included, but when this adventure jumps from punch ’em ups to poker at the flick of a page, who could want a one way ticket to the big bad? Good.
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Fifteen Things They Forgot To Tell You About Autism

Fifteen Things They Forgot To Tell You About Autism 
Release Date: 19th April 2018
Author: Debby Elley 
Publisher: JKP

There are a million and one (don’t worry, I’ve checked) books out there about autism, and what a wild ride they tend to be. A few pages in and a person with the condition is already defined by a number of theories, jargon and limitations, enough to send anybody onto the floor in despair.

But fear not, for Debby Elley has put this here book out, breaking down the autism technicalities with a human touch. And when the terminology gets too much, you most certainly need a little of that.
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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 3: Stardust Crusaders Volume 6

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 3 – Stardust Crusaders
Volume 6
Release Date: 22nd February 2018
Author: Hirohiko Araki
Publisher: Viz

Finally stepping foot on Egyptian soil, the Stardust Crusaders are half way through their journey, and one step closer to tracking down the nefarious Dio! The trip to Egypt has been fraught with danger, our heroes taking on Stand Users with truly bizarre powers, from killer skin growths to murderous dreams, each time named after one of the mystical tarot cards.

Only Dio’s ‘The World’ is left when it comes to those naming conventions however, and so, it’s time to welcome a new slew of villains, each with powers named after the Egyptian Gods. Feel the heat with that naming escalation!
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The Little Book Of Tidiness

The Little Book Of Tidiness 
Release Date: 25th January 2018
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing 

This little book will get you clean. Scrub off all the dirt stuck to your skin from those unwashed sheets, clear your mind of any darkness, because darkness really fills a room.

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 3: Stardust Crusaders Volume 5

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 3 – Stardust Crusaders
Volume 5
Release Date: 16th November 2017
Author: Hirohiko Araki
Publisher: Viz

In dreams, in wishes, in water… the journey to Egypt certainly goes places in volume 5 as the Stardust Crusaders tackle a touch of surrealism in hopes of reaching Dio. I hope you aren’t too fond of animals… Continue reading

Ornithology – Sixteen Short Stories

Ornithology – Sixteen Short Stories
Release Date: 2nd June 2017
Author: Nicholas Royle
Publisher: Confingo Publishing 

Here we have sixteen short stories about birds, or sixteen short stories which happen to feature the odd bird or two, be they flapping in the sky or taken out to the back with a knife. As a central concept it ties the stories of love, deceit, and overall strangeness together so they can happily coexist within the same work. It’s a popular device to sell short stories, just look at Haruki Murakami’s ‘Men Without Women’ just below this post. You need those birds to thrive. Or at least some hook, talon, or beak.  Continue reading

Men Without Women

Men Without Women
Release Date: 9th May 2017
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Harvill Secker

Men without women tend to oversleep. Men without women sometimes forget to brush their teeth. Men without women like to sit and count stars. Men without women often wonder about nothing much at all. But enough about me, let’s take a look at Murakami’s latest short story collection, giving us seven tales of solo souls, and the women that they meet. So, not quite without, but not entirely there.  Continue reading