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Final Alex Rider Novel

Russian Roulette by Anthony HorowitzYes, I know this is a children's/young adult book, but this adult loved the series.  Anthony Horowtiz has been writing Alex Rider books since 2001 starting with Stormbreaker.  His main character is a 14 year old British boy who becomes a spy for M16.  His deceased parents and uncle were members and he becomes forced to join the espionage ranks.   "Russian Roulette" is the eighth and final Alex Rider book.  Horowitz takes you back to the beginning of the Alex Rider's story.  Readers learn about Yassen Gregorovich who eventually became Alex's enemy.  This is Yassen's story - a Russian youth on his own, parents gone and living the streets.  How did Yassen become the assassin he is?  All of the Alex Rider books are fast paced and action packed.  Recommended for kids and adults.

Life of Pi

Our Monday Movie Matinee, Oct. 21 at 1:00 pm will feature Life of Pi which won 4 Academy Awards including Best Director, Ang Lee.  If you enjoyed reading the book, our Spotlight may have titles that you would enjoy.

American Boy

American Boy by Larry WatsonLarry Watson's evocative coming of age story, "American Boy," takes place in the small town of Willow Falls, Minnesota.  Matthew Garth, a high school student, is best friends with the son of the local doctor.  Matthew's mom is a waitress, and his father is out of the picture.  When a local woman is shot by her boyfriend, Matthew and the doctor's son assist his father with the medical treatment.  Even heroes aren't perfect, and Matthew learns that everyone has secrets and weaknesses.

Shoot the Dog

Shoot the Dog by Brad Smith

A couple of self-important movie producers make rancher Virgil Cain an offer he can’t refuse, in Brad Smith’s “Shoot the Dog.” They’ll give him $500 a day to rent his work horses, and another $500 for Virgil to be on set as the wrangler. Not that Virgil wants to hang around a movie set, but his taxes are coming due soon. Readers who enjoy Carl Hiaasen and Tim Dorsey will enjoy the not-quite-right characters who make up the movie crew.

 

Apocalypse Cow

Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan

“Forget the cud, they want blood.”  When a cow in a Scottish abattoir refused to die, little did the world foresee a time when the cows, bunnies, and squirrels would turn into flesh-eating zombies. A slaughterhouse worker joins forces with an inept journalist and a teenage vegan to save Britain from the chipmunks who are out for blood. “Apocalypse Cow” is Michael Logan’s first novel, and it’s the joint winner of the first Terry Pratchett Anywhere but Here, Anywhere but Now Award.

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