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BOOK REVIEW – The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road by Abbie Bernstein

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road by Abbie Bernstein is the official companion to the recently released post-apocalyptic action film of the same name, which AMO’s review described as “the most exciting cinematic experience of 2015 so far.” With a foreword written by visionary director George Miller, the book details the making of the film from beginning to end, showcasing storyboards, behind-the-scenes photos, concept art, props and much more, as well as featuring in-depth interviews with the cast and crew.

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BOOK REVIEW – Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 1-4

By Marty Mulrooney

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Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 1-4 is a beautiful boxset published by Orion Books that collects the official companion books Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones by Bryan Cogman (published in 2012) and Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3 & 4 by C.A. Taylor (published in 2014). Each book features hundreds of set photos, production and costume designs, storyboards, insider stories and interviews with the cast and crew, providing a unique behind-the-scenes experience for fans of the ground-breaking show.

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BOOK REVIEW – Lenore: Pink Bellies by Roman Dirge (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Lenore: Pink Bellies is the latest collection of Lenore, The Cute Little Dead Girl comic books created by American artist and writer Roman Dirge. Published by Titan Books, Pink Bellies collects together Volume 2 issues 8-11 which make up the four-issue ‘Who Will Die?’ story arc. With each turn of the page, Lenore’s sinister neighbour Taxerdermy’s origin story will finally be revealed, setting into motion a series of dark and ridiculous adventures that will culminate in the death of one major character… forever.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Art of Alien: Isolation by Andy McVittie

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Art of Alien: Isolation offers an in-depth look at the artwork behind the critically acclaimed video game Alien: Isolation, released by The Creative Assembly in 2014. Written by author Andy McVittie, who has worked in the video games industry for more than 20 years, the book features never-before-seen concept art, sketches, 3D renders and much more, all accompanied by an extensive behind the scenes commentary from the game’s artists and creators.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Ben H. Winters (Author, World of Trouble)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed World of Trouble: The Last Policeman Book III by Ben H. Winters last year, describing the third and final novel in the critically acclaimed Last Policeman trilogy as “an unparalleled written symphony of the touching, gripping, shocking and true.” AMO is therefore proud to present yet another exclusive online interview with New York Times bestselling author Ben H. Winters!

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BOOK REVIEW – Found by Harlan Coben

By Marty Mulrooney

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Found by Harlan Coben is the third book in the Mickey Bolitar series of young adult novels, following on from Shelter (which Alternative Magazine described as “a gripping little thriller than should be bought and read as soon as possible, regardless of the reader’s age”) and Seconds Away (“a highly pleasing sequel that is also a taut little thriller in its own right”). As the mysteries surrounding the Abeona Shelter continue to thicken, Mickey Bolitar is drawn into a series of personal investigations that may not be as unrelated at they first appear…

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BOOK REVIEW – World of Trouble: The Last Policeman Book III by Ben H. Winters

By Marty Mulrooney

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World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters is the third and final novel in the critically acclaimed Last Policeman trilogy. Following on from The Last Policeman (which Alternative Magazine Online described as “a genuinely engaging mystery novel that boldly asks us to consider what life is worth, and what truly defines us as individuals”), and Countdown City (“a sequel every bit the equal of its predecessor”), World of Trouble sees retired detective Hank Palace leaving the relative sanctuary of New England to track down his troubled sister Nico before it’s too late.

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