And you can help the petition for one of the new elements to be named Lemmium
Since the element in question is a heavy metal, and Lemmy consistently insisted that he just played rock 'n' roll, I'm refusing to sign on principle....
Seeing as how we've got a new (and very good) Star Wars film out, we should probably give the Star Wars Christmas album a whirl:
Or there's always the Megadeth Christmas album:
Snoopy vs Obama
Snoopy as as icon of the Tea Party? Good Grief....
do try The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay as well
Not so much a whodunnit as a ‘comics opera’ from the heroic age of escapism.
Great book, but given the Bam! Kapow! background/subject matter, its very downbeat. One of those highly fashionable grimy reboots, no doubt....
Which might seem odd until you've read a Biggles and realize that he's basically a flying detective.
Although one or two of them wandered off-track quite a distance. The one where he fights a legion of invisible glass villains from China, for example. Or the one where they find a lost Persian army in the Egyptian desert.
I may have to get myself a Christmas present then.
I read 'Drood' and 'The Terror' back-to-back a couple of years ago. They're fairly hefty, and more 'horror' than they are 'murder-mystery'.
The amount of background research and detail is extremely impressive, if nothing else.
I can't fathom what would make me sit through I and II again.
The only way to make any of the prequels 'watchable' is to watch them via Red Letter Media's 'reviews', which are almost longer than the films themselves.
I finally achieved some sort of catharsis over the four or so hours it took me to watch these.....
Part one for Ep 1 here:
ETA: in an over-abundence of caution, these might need a trigger warning, as they're told from the point of view of a deranged serial killer....
The book I most often claim as my favourite is Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone, which is one of the contenders for the title of “first detective novel”. It’s a masterful piece of fiction, especially considering Collins was bombed out of his skull on laudanum and managing two mistresses. It’s a series of first-person narratives from a succession of characters, and each narrator’s voice is absolutely distinctive.
Have you read Dan Simmons' 'Drood'?
...and just to add: I'd commend and recommend anyone who has an unpleasant bike v car encounter to contact the police. Just don't expect a particualry positive reception or results unless you're prepared to push hard for it against institutional apathy.