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Thursday, Mar 9, 2017

Did you like Ico? How about Journey? Robot Dreams? Do you like wordless stories that pack an emotional punch? How about creative use of game controls?

Have I got a game for you.

The Hunt

Vinterberg, Thomas
5
Rated by
Megan C.
Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

What are the limits of friendship? The Hunt explores this question when a misinterpretation of facts unleashes a chain of consequences in a small town in Denmark. Lucas, a newly divorced father and kindergarten teacher, is tested to the limits of his emotional endurance as he slowly becomes an object of suspicion and mistrust among his coworkers, the townspeople, and even his closest friends.

MCII (CD)

Mikal Cronin
4
Rated by
Bryan V.
Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014

I don’t know much about Mikal Cronin. He has two albums out under his name, MCII and a self-titled debut that only hinted at the accomplishments found on here. He is obviously an acolyte of the kind of very melodic power pop music that doesn’t get a lot of attention. Does he reveal too much about himself in his music? Is it that he’d rather let his songs speak for themselves than have to provide a press-ready narrative? Who knows?

Persona 4: Arena

ATLUS
2
Rated by
Rachel C.
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014

If you loved Persona 4 for its characters, then you might want to give this a try.

If you loved it for its gameplay, then don't bother.

If you have no clue what the Persona games are but you're a fan of fighting games, this might be okay if you don't mind not understanding what's happening.

If you loved Persona 3 and just want to see Mitsuru in leather and Akihiko shirtless, then by all means play this game. (Or look up the artwork online.)

A black and orange photograph featuring images of the band member's faces superimposed on a curtain hung behind various jazz instruments

Every Day

Cinematic Orchestra
4
Rated by
Scott S.
Friday, Jan 17, 2014

One part jazz, one part hip-hop, one part space jam, one part funk of the earth, Cinematic Orchestra’s Every Day is (at the very serious and dangerous risk of hyperbole and cliché) truly an album that defies convention and classification. For musicians, there are moments sublime and surreal harkening back to the funk/jazz cocktails of Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter featuring the superb vocals of Fontella Bass (particularly on the opening track, “All That You Give”).

Monday, Apr 8, 2013

A modern-day fairy tale with some teen drama and angst thrown in! A 15-year-old girl brings a storybook character to life as she struggles with her own real-life issues. My 12-year-old daughter and I both really enjoyed this book! It would make a great mother/daughter read.

Plain Kate by Erin Bow

0
Rated by
Bethany T.
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012

Set in a world resembling medieval Russia, Plain Kate starts with small and ugly Kate Carver, who must watch her beloved father die. He has witch’s fever, and soon, an anti-magic hysteria grips the land. The gypsy-like Roamers are persecuted, people are burned. And even Kate herself may be in danger.

Queen & Country by Greg Rucka

0
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Research Tester
Monday, Feb 20, 2012
Friday, Feb 10, 2012

We are now one month into our New Year's resolutions (you're still working on those, right?). Here's a review of two nutrition books by Helen, a Librarian at the Central Resource Library, to help keep you motivated and informed.

Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link

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Research Tester
Thursday, Jan 19, 2012

Looking for a great collection of short stories? Checkout Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link.

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