Books

Uzumaki

Manga author Junji Ito is often hailed as the Japanese answer to Stephen King, and his manga Uzumaki is probably the most well-known of his works. Uzumaki is the story of high school girl Kirie Goshima living in a small Japanese town suddenly and mysteriously cursed with a variety of horrifying situations all tied to spiral shapes. What initially appears to be strange, unfortunate, but isolated incidents eventually become clearly linked by these spirals. Over time, the citizens are reduced to paranoia and madness and Kirie must discover the nature of the curse if she wants to survive.

2015 Eisner Award Nominations

It's almost that time again for San Diego's Comic Con and the announcement of the 2015 Eisner Awards. Don't wait for the winners to be announced, check out these nominated titles and decide for yourself which ones you like most. Maybe you'll find a new author?

Listed below is a sample of nominated titles. For the full list of nominees and categories, visit here.

Best Continuing Series

The Wake

In the field of comics and graphic novels, Scott Snyder is a master. His graphic novel The Wake is a prime example of just how much he can really shine as a storyteller.

40 Ways You're Defeating Yourself at Work

Get Out of Your Own Way at WorkWhy didn't they give you the promotion last week?  Why does your team not listen to you?  Is it because of something you're doing - or not doing?  Check out Get Out of Your Own Way at Work by Mark Goulston.  

Book Hunters in Brief #76: Superheroes for Super Summer Reading!

The sun is out (for a change) and school is almost out. So, here at HCPL, our minds turn to Summer Reading 2015. We have programs for babies, kids, teens and adults, along with fun events at all our branches, cool incentives and drawings for some hot prizes for everyone who reaches the reading goals.

Lunch 'n' Lit Book Club: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Atascocita's book club, Lunch 'n' Lit, will meet Thursday, June 11, at 1 PM to discuss The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.  Join us!

The Overlook

I’m continuing on with the Harry Bosch series. In The Overlook, Harry is called out to his first case since he joined the Homicide Special squad. Dr. Stanley Kent has been murdered and it looks like a terrorism case. Dr. Kent had access to medical radioactive substances, used to treat cancer patients. As the case unfolds, it looks like someone invaded his home, tied up his wife, and then sent threatening pictures to his phone. He was sent a message to retrieve the radioactive substances and bring them to the Mulholland Drive overlook, or else his wife was going to be killed. Now his body is lying there and Harry has to figure it out. Of course, the FBI is involved, and Harry’s former lover, Rachel Walling, is one of the FBI agents he has to work with. I enjoyed reading about Harry and his struggles. I wasn’t surprised upon finding out who the murderer was, but I enjoyed the story. 


Cover of The Overlook

 

Recently Added Favorite!

I’m so excited because we’ve just added books from one of my favorite authors, Penny Reid, to the library’s collection.  Penny wrote her first book,

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