Bloody Bones: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel - Laurell K. Hamilton
In some of Laurell Hamilton's excellent supernatural thrillers about Anita Blake, the Vampire Executioner, we forget that Anita raises the dead for a...... more
In some of Laurell Hamilton's excellent supernatural thrillers about Anita Blake, the Vampire Executioner, we forget that Anita raises the dead for a living, and that her involvements with the undead, the temporarily furry and the St Louis Police Department are only a sideline. In Bloody Bones, she is hired to raise the victims of some long-ago mass slaughter, a pile of dismembered arms and legs and skulls and ribs, and identify them. Her employers want to build a luxury hotel on ground claimed by the Bouvier clan as an old burial ground--and the Bouviers are not entirely human... Add to the mix murders too brutal to be obviously vampiric, a feud between Anita's vampire date Jean-Claude and the older vampire who rules the neighbouring countryside--and we have the sort of complicated mess of intrigue which Hamilton always handles so well. Anita is an interesting character because so torn between what she is, a necromancer with the power to compel the dead, and a person far too accomplished at violence, and her religious beliefs, as well as between her attraction to Jean-Claude and her love for the werewolf Richard. She is a fascinating series character because she changes so much.--Roz Kaveney
The hotel has stood on Dublin's quays since the 1920s, but its glory days are over. Most of the guests and staff we meet are escaping from something. ...... more
The hotel has stood on Dublin's quays since the 1920s, but its glory days are over. Most of the guests and staff we meet are escaping from something. Their stories are told in different chapters by seven Irish writers, one each written by Dermot Bolger, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enwright, Hugo Hamilton, Jennifer Johnston, Joseph O'Connor and Colm Toibin.
Britains clearest street mapping. Quick and easy to navigate from page-to-page. Car parks, one-way streets and petrol stations clearly marked. AA recommended...... more
Britains clearest street mapping. Quick and easy to navigate from page-to-page. Car parks, one-way streets and petrol stations clearly marked. AA recommended pubs and hotels. The most practical, clear and easy to use. Covers the area of Clydebank, Coatbridge, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Paisley, Airdrie, Barrhead, Cambuslang, Cumbernauld, Dumbarton, Erskine, Johnstone, Kirkintilloch, Milngavie, Motherwell, Newton Mearns, Renfrew, Rutherglen, Uddingston, Wishaw and Glasgow. Enlarged scale for city centre. Super clear index of street names with postcodes.
Slick, stylish, and fast-paced, Las Vegas is a high-tech hybrid of 1970s' Vega$ and 1980s' Hotel. Set in the fictional Montecito Resort and Casino, the...... more
Slick, stylish, and fast-paced, Las Vegas is a high-tech hybrid of 1970s' Vega$ and 1980s' Hotel. Set in the fictional Montecito Resort and Casino, the show revolves around surveillance expert and ex-Marine Danny McCoy (Josh Duhamel, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton). McCoy reports to the president of operations and ex-CIA operative "Big" Ed Deline (the inimitable James Caan). If Duhamel is the show's charisma, Caan is the gravitas. The attractive cast is rounded out by Vanessa Marcil as casino host Sam Marquez, Nikki Cox as event coordinator Mary Connell, James Lesure as valet Mike Cannon, Marsha Thomason as pit boss Nessa Holt, Cheryl Ladd as Deline's wife Jillian, and model Molly Sims as Deline's daughter Delinda. From the start, Las Vegas has attracted a diverse array of guest stars, from musicians, like Little Richard ("New Orleans"), to movie stars, like Sean "Samwise" Astin ("You Can't Take It With You"). Even "Mr. Las Vegas" himself, Wayne Newton, puts in an appearance ("Pros and Cons"). Other notable guests include Elliot Gould ("Jokers and Fools"), Jean-Claude Van Damme ("Die Fast, Die Furious"), and Alec Baldwin ("Hellraisers and Heartbreakers"), hot off his Oscar-nominated turn in The Cooler.--Kathleen C. Fennessy
Ultimate Oldies But Goodies Collection - Various Artists
(2009/TIME LIFE) 45 original Hits from the 1950s - Digi LongboxMedium 1Summertime Blues - COCHRAN, EddieA Teenager In Love - DIONTake Good Care Of My Baby -...... more
(2009/TIME LIFE) 45 original Hits from the 1950s - Digi LongboxMedium 1Summertime Blues - COCHRAN, EddieA Teenager In Love - DIONTake Good Care Of My Baby - VEE, BobbyBlueberry Hill - DOMINO, FatsBe-Bop-A-Lula - GENE VINCENT & HIS BLUE CAPSCome Softly To Me - FLEETWOODSMother-in-Law - K-DOE, ErnieHushabye - MYSTICSLittle Bitty Pretty One - HARRIS, ThurstonLet The Good Times Roll - LEE, & ShirleyLove Potion No. 9 - CLOVERSYou Got What It Takes - JOHNSON, MarvWillie And The Hand Jive - JOHNNY OTIS SHOWWestern Movies - OLYMPICSWalk, Don't Run - VENTURESMedium 2Heartbreak Hotel - PRESLEY, ElvisKansas City - HARRISON, WilbertIn The Still Of The Night - FIVE SATINSSinging The Blues - MITCHELL, GuyOnly The Lonely (Know How I Feel) - ORBISON, RoyShout, Pts. 1-2 - ISLEY BROTHERSStay - WILLIAMS, MauriceDon't Let Go - HAMILTON, RoyLove Is Strange - SYLVIA, & MickeyYa Ya - DORSEY, LeeA White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation) - ROBBINS, MartyGet A Job - SILHOUETTESSummertime, Summertime - JAMIESWhen You Dance - TURBANSThe Battle Of New Orleans - HORTON, JohnnyMedium 3(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock - BILL HALEY & HIS COMETSPersonality - PRICE, LloydThe Great Pretender - PLATTERSHandy Man - JONES, JimmyLipstick On Your Collar - FRANCIS, ConnieRunning Bear - PRESTON, JohnnyAt The Hop - DANNY & THE JUNIORSPeggy Sue - HOLLY, BuddySweet Nothin's - LEE, BrendaHey! Baby - CHANNEL, Bruce
The International Hotel lies at the heart of Belfast city, in a "lingering opulence" of black marble, mosaic and frosted glass. It is January 1967, the...... more
The International Hotel lies at the heart of Belfast city, in a "lingering opulence" of black marble, mosaic and frosted glass. It is January 1967, the day before the inaugural meeting of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association will put the hotel on the map, long before failing business will remove it in 1975. The novel sweeps in a leisurely and hugely enjoyable arc through that day as seen by the hotel's newest barman, 18-year-old Danny Hamilton, who has been forced to bar work after a homosexual indiscretion, known as "the Unpleasantness" at a school dance. Danny blends in perfectly with the crafty, nuanced apolitical ambiance, having non-religious, mixed faith parents who felt that choosing between being Protestant and Catholic was like "choosing between turnip and swede." These are the days of brown lemonade, fizzy orange and hives, a time before Belfast was televised, when it was known as "the City That Can't Stay Awake". Danny finds that his tentative attempts to find sex match the general furtiveness of sex in the North. He has his eye on Stanley, a puppeteer who spends his day in the bar waiting to meet "the man from Crackerjack" and also, for different reasons, on a young woman called Ingrid, in a pink suit and hat, who's threatening to disrupt the wedding party in the Damask Room upstairs. Patterson's portrait of the camaraderie of the barstaff, with their sharp quips, agile movements and speedy customer assessment is beautifully drawn. "... the till never stopped. Jamesie and I flung ourselves about like tennis players, every serve met by an instant return." The writing is packed with verve as Patterson not only builds a lushly cinematic atmosphere of the hotel, but also a funny and endearing picture of a city about to be ruptured almost beyond all recognition. The menace is subtly handled as it becomes clear that Danny has been employed because four staff have been shot two weeks before, one, Peter Ward, being the same age as Danny. The nostalgia for what Belfast might have been had it not "disgraced itself" is carefully restrained. In a remarkably understated postscript which details the fate many of the characters were to meet in the seventies, Patterson demonstrates his skill in evoking the circularity and quietly sad irony of Northern Ireland's tragedies. "Oh, it just goes on and on, I shouldn't get started." --Cherry Smyth
Advantages: Easy to watch Disadvantages: Poor acting, not believable, not really thrilling or particularly original
...I hadn't heard of this before coming across it in a DVD rental store whilst browsing. The cover looked like what I was after that night; something fairly thoughtless and grim for watching in the dark with some snacks. I got pretty much what I expected, a fairly standard trashy horror that I wouldn't really recommend highly to others.
The film introduces us to the suburban Hamilton family...
...I love the Wetherspoon pubs! I have the pleasure of living in the middle of London, but still have access to the country in a matter of half an hour.
I find the Wetherspoon pubs of the City of London especially appealing. They still retain their old charm and are steeped in history.
I think the best one I have found so far is the Hamilton Hotel, just outside Liverpool Street station in...
Advantages: Really well told story Disadvantages: None
...My Other Half bought me the book called Lewis Hamilton, The Full Story for my birthday as I am a big Formula One fan and Lewis is my favourite driver.
The book is by Mark Hughes who is a sports journalist who writes about Formula One for Motor Sport magazine (or he did when he wrote the book about Lewis).
I found the book very informative and it told me lots about Lewis and the way he got...