Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Black Belt Librarians

Author: Warren Graham Date:2006
Category: Non Fiction Who'll want to read it? Anyone who works in a library, in particular the policy makers Point of no return: Chapter One: The inmates are running the asylum Classic line: "Where in the library is the most appropriate place for crazy people to hang out?" What's it all about? An easy readable guide to help staff with security issues and handling upset patrons. Written about the USA library experience but you'll recognise the universal human behaviour. It's all about creating a safer workplace. Publisher: Pure Heart Press

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

World to come

Author: Dara Horn

Date: 2006

Category: Contemporary fiction

Who'll want to read it? People who like to read

Point of no return: Page 1

Classic line: "Just crawl over the mistakes and you'll be fine."

What's it all about? Ben writes questions for quiz shows. His life is falling apart until an impulsive crime leads him to have an adventure that reveals long kept family secrets and the fragments of history, art and literature that make cultural identity. It' great to read because its jammed with so many images and ideas and at the end they all collide.

Publisher: W. W. Norton

Monday, June 04, 2007

The Wah Wah Diaries

Author: Richard E. Grant Date: 2006 Category: Memoir Who'll want to read it? Richard E. Grant fans! Point of no return: Page 1 Classic line: "There was a brigade of horsey women with enormous arses, moustaches and jolly-hockey-sticks ideas about everything walloping about in all directions, whose skins had weathered like leather and whose breath and hands always smelled of horse saliva and dung." pg 6. What's it all about? Richard E. Grant takes us on a roller-coaster ride, showing us the ups and downs and all-arounds of making his movie Wah-Wah. If you're thinking about becoming a director of film, this could be the book to change your mind! Or not. Publisher: Picador