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That’s 50% off the $27.95 list price. It’s been fifty years since Sean Connery took the role from Ian Fleming’s books to the big screen. Just last year, the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall, was released, starring Daniel Craig as Bond. This commemorative book details the history of the movies, including reminiscences by the stars, photos from LIFE photo shoots, artifacts, spoofs, and trivia.
Whether you preferred the drama of Hey Dude, the postmodern sensibility of Clarissa Explains It All, or the gross-out humor of Ren & Stimpy, if you were a kid in the ’90s, there’s a good chance your favorite TV channel was Nickelodeon. Here’s what went on behind the scenes, as uncovered by Matthew Klickstein in Slimed! An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age.
Not sure how I missed this release. Only $15.27 on Amazon in hardcover.
Also via DoctorWho.tv:
Have you ever wondered which was the Master’s maddest scheme? Needed an exhaustive list of “The Things of Rassilon”? Wondered which Doctor actor was tallest? Or desperately wanted a diagram of the Doctor’s family tree? Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he’s visited in Who-ology, an unforgettable journey through the first 50 years of Doctor Who.
Packed with facts, figures and stories from the show’s complete history, this unique tour of space and time transports you from Totters Lane to Skaro, taking in everything from guides to UNIT call signs, details of the inner workings of sonic screwdrivers, and a reliability chart covering every element of the TARDIS. Are you ready? Then read on, you clever boys (and girls). And remember…
Who-ology hits UK shops tomorrow, other shops later this month.
Here’s a bunch of links where you can find it:
10/10 Would buy.
Here’s the cover:
And summary (read at your own discretion):
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…. Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town’s council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.
To my surprise, after first logging on I was frustrated with the interface of the site. Users must begin with Chapter One of The Philosopher’s Stone and move through each of the seven books in chronological order. Within each chapter, content-unlocking discoveries must be made in order to advance. This might be a result of my computer and gaming ineptitude, but I would prefer to read the site at my leisure without spending ten minutes clicking around each page to locate hidden items. Although interesting to the Potter fanatic, the pages within Pottermore provide an excessive amount of detail. This site is not for the casual fan; I doubt there are many itching to peruse the 4,596 words devoted to the types of wood used in wandmaking.
Click through to read the full review by contributor @HarrisonsHuff.
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