♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels
☯ Full Synopsis : "Explains the history and types of graphic novels and lists must-read ones and well-known illustrators."Article| Danny Fingeroth| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Manga
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Rough Guide to Manga is the ultimate handbook offering a comprehensive overview of one of the most fashionable genre's in today's popular culture. The guide features the manga story: from manga's twelfth-century roots to the rise of English-language manga with profiles of influential creators like Leiji Matsumoto and CLAMP as well as publishers to look out for. You'll find an overview of manga's unique styles, techniques and genres decoded as well as a canon of fifty must-read manga, including the iconic Astro Boy, global hits Fruits Basket and Battle Royale, plus less well-known works like Please Save My Earth. The Rough Guide to Manga demystifies unfamiliar terms and genres for newcomers whilst offering manga fans plenty of new recommendations including listings for manga magazines and websites along with a glossary of terms. Crammed with illustrations, and including a section on the anime connection, this is must-have Manga for beginners and enthusiasts alike."Article| Jason S. Yadao| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Anime
☯ Full Synopsis : "A fan's reference profiles directors, composers, voice-over artists, and more for top-selected films and series while sharing complementary travel information for recommended anime shrines and locations in Japan. Original."Article| Simon Richmond| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : 101 Outstanding Graphic Novels
☯ Full Synopsis : "The popular primer on the best graphic novels, initially called The 101 Best Graphic Novels, is back in its third updated edition. Expert librarian Stephen Weiner—with the crowdsourcing help of professionals in the field, from artists to critics to leading comic store owners—has sifted through the bewildering thousands of graphic novels now available to come up with an outstanding, not-to-be-missed 101. With an all-encompassing variety of genres, including both fiction and nonfiction, this serves as a great introduction to this increasingly influential world of pop culture and entertainment while also serving as a reference list for fans on what they may have possibly overlooked."Article| Stephen Weiner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Books for Teenagers
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Rough Guide to Books For Teenagersis a source of inspiration for anyone aged eleven and up. The guide reviews more than 200 great reads, concentrating on fiction, but including graphic novels and narrative non-fiction, and ranging from classics such as Wuthering Heightsto recent bestsellers like The Beachand White Teeth. Designed as a resource for teenagers who love reading, the Rough Guideis also ideal for parents and friends looking for the right book at the right time."Article| Nicholas Tucker| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Superheroes
☯ Full Synopsis : "Faster than a speeding bullet this new Rough Guide brings you the mind-bending truth about the fantasy world’s bravest and baddest, telling you all you need to know about the superheroes who save us – and their vile enemies. The guide includes chapters on; Superheroes and Heroines - the essential guide including sidekicks, catchphrases, ridiculous costumes and implausible powers, the villains from Asbestos Lady to Zeelmo and the low-down on the origins and creators - including the artists who created the superheroes, and the key comics, graphic novels and their publishers. An insightful and entertaining look is taken at how superheroes have influenced such icons as Jerry Seinfeld, Elvis Presley and Donald Duck, inspired scientists and changed fashion. Finally, the what, where and why of superhero lore on TV, in the movies, in print and on the Internet and the background, all you need to know about the legends from Batman to Namor the Submariner and the Incredibles."Article| Paul Simpson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Shakespeare
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Rough Guide to Shakespeare is the ultimate guide to the life and work of the world's greatest playwright; William Shakespeare. With full coverage of the 38 Shakespearian plays, including a synopsis, full character list, stage history and a critical essay for each, this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and in-depth background guide for theatergoers, students, film buffs and lovers of literature alike. The Rough Guide to Shakespeare also explores Shakespeare's sonnets and Shakespeare's less well-known narrative poems, combined with fascinating accounts of Shakespeare's life and theatre, exploring in colourful detail each play's original performances. This fully updated guide includes a new 'My Shakespeare' chapter with directors & actors including Sir Ian McKellen, Christopher Plummer and Zoë Wanamaker, as well as tips for introducing your children to Shakespeare with recommended graphic novels, adaptations and DVDs for all age groups. With up-to-date reviews of the best films and audio recordings from Olivier to Luhrmann, and Kosintzev to Kurosawa, the Rough Guide to Shakespeare is a celebration of all classic and contemporary Shakespearian productions."Article| Andrew Dickson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to New York City
☯ Full Synopsis : "Discover the city that never sleeps with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to climb the Statue of Liberty, walk the High Line or visit a jazz club in Harlem, The Rough Guide to New York City will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Inside The Rough Guide to New York City - Independent, trusted reviews written in Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit. - Full-colour maps throughout and a handy city plan - navigate the backstreets of the Meatpacking District or Brooklyn's artsy Williamsburg without needing to get online. - Stunning, inspirational images Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of New York's best sights and experiences. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organise your trip. - Detailed city coverage - whether visiting the big sights or venturing off the tourist trail, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: the Harbor Islands; the Financial District; Tribeca; Soho; Chinatown; Little Italy; Nolita; Lower East Side; the East Village; the West Village; Chelsea; the Meatpacking District; Union Square; Gramercy Park; the Flatiron District; Midtown East; Midtown West; Central Park; the Upper East Side; the Upper West Side; Morning side Heights; Harlem; north Manhattan; Brooklyn; Queens; the Bronx; Staten Island. Attractions include: the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art; the Statute of Liberty; the Empire State Building; 9/11 Museum; Grand Central; Museum of Modern Art; the High Line; the Whitney Museum of American Art. - Listings - honest and insightful reviews of all the best places to stay, eat, drink and shop, with options to suit every budget, along with the latest on New York's clubs, live-music venues, theatres, galleries and LGBT scene, plus in-depth sections on the city's sports and outdoor activities, festivals and events, and children's attractions. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, the media; tourist information; entry requirements and more - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, books and film."Article| Rough Guides| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Cult Fiction
☯ Full Synopsis : "An overview of cult fiction that profiles key writers and their works and provides trivia related to cult fiction works."Article| Paul Simpson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction takes the reader on a guided tour of the mean streets and blind corners that make up the world’s most popular literary genre. The insider’s book recommends over 200 classic crime novels from masterminds Raymond Chandler and Patricia Highsmith to modern hotshots James Elroy and Patricia Cornwall. You’ll investigate gumshoes, spies, spooks, serial killers, forensic females, prying priests and patsies from the past, present, and future. Complete with extra information on what to read next, all movie adaptions, and illustrated throughout with photos and diagrams ...all the evidence that counts"Article| Barry Forshaw| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Wild Ride
☯ Full Synopsis : "Devin, Nadia and Marcus are on their way to visit their environmentalist parents who are working to stop a logging company from clear-cutting a remote valley. When their plane crashes and the pilot is killed, the kids are left to survive in the wild with Wiley, a government bureaucrat, who is the only other passenger on the plane. Learning to build a shelter and make a fire in the woods, they discover that Wiley is working with the logging company and will do anything to stop the secret getting out. On the run and in mortal danger, the three must outrun Wiley, escape a raging forest fire and outwit a hungry grizzly bear to make it to safety. Combining pulse-pounding adventure and survival skills in a colorful graphic novel format, Graphic Guides are sure to be a hit with young readers. Wild Ride is packed with survival tips including how to build a fire and set a broken limb."Article| Liam O'Donnell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Rough Guide to Anime
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Rough Guide to Anime provides a comprehensive overview of the diverse and amazing world of animation from Japan. Combining a critical approach with all the essential background information Â- from history and short biographies of the key people in the industry to the different genres, themes and cultural references of anime Â- this is the ultimate guide to Japanese animation. The book introduces the creative talents behind the major anime movies, TV series and OVA (original video animation) Â- from the Oscar-winning Spirited Away to classic works like Howl''s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, and the iconic shows Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Speed Racer and Robotech. Written by anime expert Simon Richmond, features include the Top 50 must-sees, with details on the most influential directors and creative artists. There''s an exploration of the art form''s history, plus information on the anime conventions and manga-related attractions in Japan. Newcomers will love the glossary of all the anime slang and jargon, while devoted fans will relish the fresh exploration of themes, genres and obsessions in the colourful anime universe.The Rough Guide to Anime explores the best of the prolific genre of anime in today''s popular culture."Article| Simon Richmond| Statement ..."