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BOOK REVIEW – The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

By Marty Mulrooney

The Last Policeman

The Last Policeman is a science-fiction mystery novel by Ben H. Winters that poses one simple question: What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, anyway? Published by Quirk Books, the story follows Detective Hank Palace as he tries to solve a potential murder in a pre-apocalyptic United States.

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BOOK REVIEW – Gig Posters Volume 2 by Clay Hayes of GigPosters.com

By Marty Mulrooney

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Gig Posters Volume 2 features 700 incredible posters from the archives of GigPosters.com, the Internet’s premier destination for rock-show poster art of the 21st century. It also includes 101 perforated and ready-to-frame posters promoting such acts as The Black Keys, Flight of the Conchords, Ice-T, Norah Jones, Queens of the Stone Age, Wilco, and many, many more.

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BOOK REVIEW – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

By Marty Mulrooney

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a New York Times best-selling novel written by Ransom Riggs that offers a stunning mixture of gripping fantasy fiction and memorising vintage photography. When sixteen-year-old Jacob witnesses the death of his beloved grandfather at the hands of an unspeakable – yet very real – monster, nobody believes him. His unwavering search for the truth will lead him to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he will discover the crumbling ruins of an abandoned orphanage. Yet the answers he seeks lie far in the past – the third of September 1940 to be exact –  with the mysterious Miss Peregrine and her very peculiar children…

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BOOK REVIEW – Broetry by Brian McGackin

By Marty Mulrooney

Broetry

Broetry is a contemporary poetry book written by Brian McGackin. It contains poetry written for men, about stuff that men are actually interested in. Cue poems about Star Wars conventions, video game tournaments and Taylor Swift…

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BOOK REVIEW – The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook by Jason Heller

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook by Jason Heller is a tongue-in-cheek guide on how to become a swashbuckling pirate, released to tie-in with the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides film due out at the end of this month (May 2011). Offering many vital tips including how to bury treasure, how to break a curse, how to stay alive when your ship sinks and how to deal with mermaids, this guide will soon help you cast off the shackles of landlubber society and become a master of the seven seas… or at least the local recreation centre/YMCA!

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