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INDEXES TO PAST STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS: BY TITLE | BY REVIEWER | TV SERIES/SPECIALS ON DVD/VHS

These recommendations were posted June 2004

Winesburg, Ohio - Cover  Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

Spare writing style but "dead on" about human nature and the human condition.

[Also available in Large Print format, plus a Cliff's Notes version.]

Recommended by Evelyn D.
Technical Processes Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000 - Cover  The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000 by Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner [817 Bro]

Humorists Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner update their 2000 Year Old Man routine from the 1960s for more wry, witty observations on contemporary trends.

[Also available in an unabridged book-on-cd format.]

Review Score - 7
Recommended by Scott C.
Reference Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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Liberty Meadows, Volume One: Eden - Cover  Liberty Meadows, vol. 1: Eden by Frank Cho

Frank Cho is the cartoonist most modern cartoonists aspire to be. His "Liberty Meadows" strips mix a "Bloom County" sensibility with the drawings of a superb illustrator.

[ official Liberty Meadows and Frank Cho Web site (same site) ]

Recommended by Scott S.
Reference Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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Knight Life - Cover  Knight Life by Peter David

A wonderfully funny and absurdist modern fantasy that revives the King Arthur mythos in a contemporary "political" setting. Very, very funny! [Note: This novel was originally published as a paperback original in 1987, then was expanded and updated for a new 2002 hardback edition. The library owns only the 2002 edition.]

[ official Peter David weblog site ]

related lists See more books like this on our In Space...No One Can Hear You Laugh booklist
Review Score - 8
Recommended by Scott C.
Reference Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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Seraph on the Suwanee - Cover  Seraph on the Suwanee by Zora Neale Hurston

Interesting message about race, class and women's lives.

Recommended by Andrea S.
Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries

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Perdido Street Station - Cover  Perdido Street Station by China Mieville

One of the most original fantasy settings created by a novelist in recent years. A fascinating study of societal decay and individual morality. Followed by a companion volume, The Scar.

[ official China Mieville and Perdido Street Station Web site ]

Review Score - 8
Recommended by Scott C.
Reference Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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The Invisible Web - Cover  The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See by Chris Sherman & Gary Price

This book will help you understand and access a very important part of the World Wide Web, which most users aren't even aware exists.

Recommended by Layne P.
Reference Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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The Book of the Dun Cow - Cover  The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin

A marvelous, beautifully written fantasy.

Recommended by Peter J.
Reference Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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The Professor and the Madman - Cover  The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

Intriguing true story of the contributions Dr. W.C. Minor, an American murderer assigned to a British insane asylum, made to the Oxford English Dictionary.

[Also available in an unabridged audiotape format.]

[ official Professor and the Madman Web site ] | [ official Simon Winchester Web site ]

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Recommended by Robin T.
Reference Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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The Screening Room

  Danger UXB! - Cover  This review is for the DVD format of this itemDanger UXB! by John Hawkesworth

Intense and involving mini-series about a squad of British "unexploded bomb" handlers during World War II. An engaging cast and terrific production values make this Masterpiece Theater offering a "must-see!"

[ the Danger UXB! Internet Movie Database page ]

Review Score - 10
Recommended by Scott C.
Reference Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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