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The Boxtrolls [based on the book] by dir. by ,

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The town of Cheesebridge lives in fear of the Boxtrolls. A curfew is in force, everything must be locked up at night, children especially must be kept indoors. The town remembers the day the Mr Trubshaw left his child unattended and the Boxtrolls stole and ate him. Every year Ms. Frou Frou re-enacts, in song and dance, that terrible night.

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The Ransom of Dond by

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Illustrated by Pam Smy Darra lives on the island of Inniscaul is a small island off the coast of Eriu, or Ireland. And it is her fate to be sacrificed to Dond, for she is the thirteenth child born to her mother. Long ago Dond cursed the island with fear of death and a desire for wealth and power. He

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Parasite by

Parasite by Mira Grant

Book 1 in the Parasitology series. Sally Mitchell was in a car crash, suffered brain damage, but just as her family were about to agree to switching off the life-support she woke up. That was six years ago. Now Sally is Sal and she no longer remembers anything about her life before the accident. She has had to learn everything

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Wolf at the door by

Wolf at the door by J Damask

The Jan Xu Adventures : book 1 Jan Xu’s sister is coming home. It should be a reason to celebrate. They were very close when they were younger, but then Marianne left, headed to London to study law and Jan has seen her in years. Marianne didn’t even come home when Jan got married, or had her two daughters. And

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Beloved by

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Sethe and her daughter Denver live in number 124. Denver’s older brothers have left home. Baby Suggs, her grandmother has died. It is just the mother and her daughter, and the ghost. The spiteful ghost of Sethe’s other daughter who died when she was just a baby. Denver never knew her father, she as born after her mother escaped slavery

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The Metamorphosis by

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translated by David Wyllie : Read online at Project Gutenberg Most people are probably somewhat familiar with Franz Kafka. When we hear that something is Kafkaesque we think of the surreal and the absurd, but with a darkness. The Metamorphosis is possibly his most well known story. The tale of a travelling salesman who wakes one morning and finds that

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After tomorrow by

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In the near future the economy has collapsed. Money is pretty much useless. Matt and his family have been lucky, they can grow some food and have been sensible, trading and bartering for what they need. But now the raids have started. Those with nothing are coming after those with something, no matter how small that “something” is. The only

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Warrior dir. by

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The opening scenes of Warrior feature The National’s Start a war and a character listening to Moby Dick. Not what you may expect when going to see a film about mixed martial arts fighters beating the crap out of one another. Nick Nolte plays Paddy Conlon, an old man now, sober for almost 1,000 days when the film begins, but

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