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Freak Brothers Omnibus, The: Every Freak Brothers &hellip by Gilbert Shelton
5.0 out of 5 stars 100% Freaky, 20 April 2014
Good value despite the hefty price-tag, this mighty omnibus really does contain every FFFB story you've ever come across, and tons of others, many in scintillating colour. As with many favourite cartoon heroes, there is a sense here of the authors hitting a plateau then gradually declining in originality and verve from about half-way through; but this may reflect the constant impact of illicit drugs (on the authors - Ed). Fat Freddy's Cat, in particular, is, sadly, seen increasingly rarely as the book wears on. But I greatly enjoyed the series of special editions on the glorious excesses and corrupt practices of Ripoff Press Inc. Perfect.

Buy; put in the loo or by your… Read more
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
What if all men were like Don, the off-the-scale endearing hero of "The Rosie Project", with his total inability to empathise, his obsession with keeping his own life under control, and his deep-seated anxieties about any kind of interaction with women? What? They are all like that? As the damaged-in-her-own-way heroine Rosie says: "You're no different from every other man I've ever met in objectifying women - just more honest about it."

This is a delicious slow-burner of a book, as we meet Don, Rosie and a strong supporting cast in the opening quarter, then plunge into Don and Rosie's fabulously ill-starred romance through a series of outstanding set-pieces… Read more
Snowdrops by A. D. Miller
Snowdrops by A. D. Miller
"Snowdrops" is a morality tale set in modern (-ish) Russia.

There are three elements: the story, the Moscow detail and the philosophical asides. The story is OK: the protagonist, a British lawyer, seems strangely ingenuous as he becomes involved with two Russian women about whom he knows literally nothing. Meanwhile he is doing two deals, one at work and one in his spare time, in which he assumes responsibilities again while knowing almost nothing about what he's doing. Not surprisingly it doesn't end well; and the various outcomes are, perhaps, a bit of an anticlimax. The Moscow detail is excellent although you sense the author has been encouraged to play to stereotypes… Read more

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