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The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack
The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack
by Gurewitch
Edition: Paperback
Price: 18.99

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I shouldn't laugh, but..., 18 Mar 2009
Perry Bible Fellowship is an online comic strip that features gorgeous artwork and a unique sense of humour. Bizarre, frequently disturbing and often just plain silly, it's not a million miles from The Far Side, but with a jet-black streak that somehow manages to elicit sympathy for the characters even while you're laughing. Despite the colourful drawings and alluring cover this is not a book for kids.

The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack is far superior to previous PBF publication 'The Trial of Colonel Sweeto' as it doesn't just have all the comics found in that edition, but every strip ever published, plus extras including an interview with the creator and comics that have never previously been available.

This alone should be enough to tempt any PBF fan, but it's also worth noting that this gorgeous hardback is the kind of thing you'll be happy to have on display in the living room. They could have packed two or more strips together, but each comic is enlarged and given its own page. This book is surprisingly big, the paper from good quality stock and it has a reassuring weight to it, which make its relatively low price a pleasant surprise.

If you've never experienced PBF before and enjoy dark, absurd humour then you're in for a treat. Don't read it online first, just buy this book.


Bottomfeeder
Bottomfeeder
by B.H. Fingerman
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A shot in the neck for vampire novels, 21 Nov 2008
This review is from: Bottomfeeder (Paperback)
Phil Merman is divorced, depressed and working the night shift on a dead end job, where he spends the bulk of his time sifting through violent crime scene and accident photographs.

He also happens to be a vampire.

Bottomfeeder isn't a traditional vampire yarn. Our hero doesn't spend his time pondering his love for humanity or other vampires, or battling ancient evil. He goes to work, keeps his true nature hidden from people, and when he's not hunting muggers and murderers, spends his time cooped up in an apartment surrounded by books and movies.

Doesn't sound special, but Bottomfeeder is darkly witty and Bob Fingerman paints a picture of New York as a grimy metropolis with a seedy supernatural underbelly, to which we're gradually introduced as Phil begins to discover more about his condition.

If Chuck Palahniuk and Bret Easton Ellis wrote a vampire novel, they'd write Bottomfeeder.

It's a brilliant debut from a fantastic writer who really needs to get another book or ten on the shelves. Particularly recommended for anyone put off the genre after reading an Anne Rice vampire porn story.


High Quality Stereo Ear-Canal Headphones - Silver
High Quality Stereo Ear-Canal Headphones - Silver

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great sound but seriously flawed, 11 Nov 2008
These seem like the perfect MP3 player headphones. Inexpensive, nice sound quality and the cord is longer on the right so you can thread it behind your neck.

Unfortunately there is a serious flaw with the CX 300. After using them for a while you'll find that they go off balance, with one bud (usually the right) gradually become quieter, or perhaps even cutting out completely. This has happened to both pairs I owned, and has been widely reported by other users.

Until Sennheiser fixes this issue I recommend avoiding them completely. Which is a shame, because they're great otherwise.
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