Thursday, 28 February 2013

The Mask

The Mask
John Arcudi & Doug Mahnke

Friday, 15 February 2013

Tales From The Blind Bag

I've been worrying that seeing as I am the one who chooses what goes on this blog that I'm limiting myself. Certainly most of the reviews on this blog are positive, not all, but certainly I'm more likely to read things I know that I like.
So with that in mind I decided to take a little bit of a chance when I stumbled upon a blind bag of books in Forbidden Planet in Glasgow.
The floor of Forbidden Planet is littered with these unassuming black packages, each one bearing a sticker which give only the slightest hint to its contents.
Basically, due to the high volume of books coming into the store every week, they must run out of space and choose to bind random volumes in these packages in an effort to get rid of abunch of them quickly.
Some of the packages bore stickers saying "Novels, Sci-Fi" or "Graphic Novels" I decided against these figuring that they'd be more likely to contain numbered volumes, things like Shazam Vol 4 or the tenth entry in some long running book series.
Indie comics are more likely to be one off books and self contained stories, also more likely to be something I'd never heard of before.
Here's the package when it's open, it contained three graphic novels and two art books, none of which I have ever heard of. The books contained were.
Take what you can carry
Kevin C. Pyle
Sita's Ramayana
Samhita Arni & Moyna Chitrakar
The sketchbook adventures of Peter Poplaski
Peter Poplaski

People I've never met & conversations I've never had
Nick White

The Troll king
Kolbeinn Karlsson

So there we are, five books that I've never heard of and which I have no idea about. After a quick flick through I must say they all look lovely and I can't wait to read through them. Stay tuned over the next week or so while I read and review the five. If they're any good I may well do this again, the store had a lot of blind bags after all.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Guards! Guards!

Guards! Guards!

Terry Pratchett

"This is where the dragons went. They lie...not dead, not asleep, but...dormant. And although the space they occupy isn't like normal space, nevertheless they are packed in tightly. They could put you in mind of a can of sardines, if you thought sardines were huge and scaly. And presumably, somewhere, there's a key...

Guards! Guards! is the eighth Discworld novel - and after this, dragons will never be the same again!"

Friday, 8 February 2013


Just a small post to say that Tales from iDEATH has just past 1000 views.

A massive thanks to everyone who has came to the site over the last few months.


Willy Vlautin
"Fleeing Las Vegas and her abusive boyfriend, Allison Johnson moves to Reno, intent on making a new life for herself. Haunted by the mistakes of her past, and lacking any self-belief, her only comfort seems to come from the imaginary conversations she has with Paul Newman, and the characters he played. But as life crawls on and she finds work, small acts of kindness start to reveal themselves to her, and slowly the chance of a new life begins to emerge."

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

In Watermelon Sugar

In Watermelon Sugar
Richard Brautigan

"iDEATH is a place where the sun shines a different colour every day and where people travel to the length of their dreams. Rejecting the violence and hate of the old gang at the Forgotten Works, they lead gentle lives in watermelon sugar. In this book, Richard Brautigan discovers and expresses the mood of a new generation."

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

John Green & David Levithan

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, teenager Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson! Two teens with the same name who run in two very different circles suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions. Culminating in epic turns-of-heart on both of their parts, they team up to produce the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high-school stage.