Tag: Music

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

EDITORIAL REVIEW: ** Winner of the 2001 Carnegie Medal ** *One rat, popping up here and there, squeaking loudly, and taking a bath in the cream, could be a plague all by himself. After a few days of this, it was amazing how glad people were to see the kid with his magical rat pipe. And they were amazing when the rats followed hint out of town. They’d have been really amazed if they’d e... »

Maskerade

SUMMARY: The Ghost in the bone-white mask who haunts the Ankh-Morpork Opera House was always considered a benign presence — some would even say lucky — until he started killing people. The sudden rash of bizarre backstage deaths now threatens to mar the operatic debut of country girl Perdita X. (nee Agnes) Nitt, she of the ample body and ampler voice. Perdita’s expected to hide i... »

I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

The New York Times-bestselling, definitive biography of lengendary artist Leonard Cohen Singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen is one of the most important and influential musical artists of the past fifty years-and one of the most elusive. In I’m Your Man, journalist Sylvie Simmons, one of the foremost chroniclers of the world of rock ‘n’ roll and popular music, explores the extraordin... »

The Beautiful Mystery

The brilliant new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Louise Penny, one of the most acclaimed crime writers of our time No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironic... »

Queen: Complete Works

Clashing together outrageous musical influences and extravagantly visual imagery, Queen’s place in history as the greatest glam band of them all is rock solid. Their fan base continues to grow, a decade and a half on from the death of Freddy Mercury, Queen’s super-charismatic front man. Georg Purvis’s meticulous, session-by-session, song-by-song, album-by-album, tour-by-tour reco... »

The Right Song

Pain never truly goes away, until you find something deeper and meaningful that cures the heart and fills it with love.That is what Aurora desperately wants to believe. That somehow her music can save her, or even touch the unreachable heart of the guy she has liked for years. Rora yearns for his attention and wants to experience this so-called love that could possibly end her long suffering and i... »

Donovan’s Angel

When Martie Fleming breezed into Pontotoc, Mississippi, determined to settle down, she never expected to land next door to the minister. She never expected her golden retriever to steal his shorts right off the clothes line. And she certainly never expected to fall in love. Everybody in town would agree they are so wrong for each other – everybody but Paul Donovan. »

Motown: Music, Money, Sex, and Power

In 1959, twenty-nine-year-old Berry Gordy, who had already given up on his dream to be a champion boxer, borrowed eight hundred dollars from his family and started a record company. A run-down bungalow sandwiched between a funeral home and a beauty shop in a poor Detroit neighborhood served as his headquarters. The building’s entrance was adorned with a large sign that improbably boasted ... »

Fall for Me

Entertainment journalist, Ryan Pierce, meets the infamous bad-boy rocker, Dagger Drummond, and walks away with a great interview and a scandalous news bit that has the potential to turn the music world on its ear. Exposing the story would boost Ryan’s career, but it would also come with the risk of ruining Dagger’s privacy – and possibly his Rock God status. The unlikely friendship tha... »

Fall for Me

Entertainment journalist, Ryan Pierce, meets the infamous bad-boy rocker, Dagger Drummond, and walks away with a great interview and a scandalous news bit that has the potential to turn the music world on its ear. Exposing the story would boost Ryan’s career, but it would also come with the risk of ruining Dagger’s privacy – and possibly his Rock God status. The unlikely friendship tha... »

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