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Staff Recommendations – June 2004

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June 2004 Recommendations

winesburgohioWinesburg, Ohio
by Sherwood Anderson (Anderson)

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

Recommended by Evelyn D.
Technical Processes Department

2000yearoldmanin2000The 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.


Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

libertymeadowsLiberty Meadows, vol. 1: Eden
by Frank Cho (741.5 qCho)

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.
Bennett Martin Public Library

knightlifeKnight Life
by Peter David (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 )

See more books like this on our In Space…No One Can Hear You Laugh booklist


Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

seraphonthesuwaneeSeraph on the Suwanee
by Zora Neale Hurston (Hurston)

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

Recommended by Andrea S.
Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries

perdidostreetstationPerdido Street Station
by China Mieville (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 web site )


Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

invisiblewebThe Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can’t See
by Chris Sherman & Gary Price (004.678 She)

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.
Bennett Martin Public Library

bookoftheduncowThe Book of the Dun Cow
by Walter Wangerin (Wangerin)

A marvelous, beautifully written fantasy.

Recommended by Peter J.
Virtual Services Department

professorandthemadmanThe Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
by Simon Winchester (423 Win)

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.

( official Professor and the Madman web site ) | ( official Simon Winchester web site )

Recommended by Robin T.
Bennett Martin Public Library

Screening Room

dangeruxbdvdformatdvdDanger UXB!
by John Hawkesworth
(DVD 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! IMdB page )


Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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