Thursday, June 18, 2015


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" Up above, Aliens hover,
Making home movies for the folks back home . . ."
                                        --Radiohead, Subterranean Homesick Alien


  B. Traven Jr. here.  I wanted to say a few words before we get into my introduction for the latest episode of my History Channel show, A Question of Conspiracy.  I was saddened to learn my good friend Christopher Lee passed away last week.  There was no better companion to have with me on our many capers.  Not only was he a world class fencing expert, fluent in six languages, a WWII hero, and a brilliant actor, he was a dear, dear friend.  From Dracula to Sherlock Holmes, he took iconic characters and put his own unique spin on them in his roles.  There is a good summation of his career here (and, as a warning, there is some colorful language on the site): .  He accomplished more in one lifetime than I have in three lifetimes.  Ha, ha!
  After the flood in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia in the former Soviet Union, had inadvertently allowed most of their zoo to be released into the general populace, some people are questioning whether James Patterson had a hand in it.  Could this just be more publicity for his new TV series based on his book, Zoo (9781455591237) 8.00?  We'll have more after this commercial message.

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B. Traven Jr. here.  If you've watched my show, you know I live on a steady diet of chipotle and rumor.  So to say I was merely intrigued with the new title, The Rumor (9780316334525) 28.00 by Elin Hilderbrand, would be an understatement.  Unfortunately, this book is not filled with half-baked conspiracy theories, but instead, a healthy dose of upper class romance.  With phrases like 'ruggedly handsome landscape architect' and 'successful island real estate developer', it will appeal to romance readers and Mrs. B. Traven Jr.  It is available at all fine bookstores.

  Welcome back!  Sometimes, I am proud to say, we are able to debunk suspect conspiracy theories.  The fine folks at The Soup have asserted that in E.L. James' new title Grey (9781101946343) 15.95, which is the story of Fifty Shades of Grey (9780345803481) 15.95 told from Christian's perspective, that the author merely switched the 'he' in the text to 'I' and the 'I' to 'she'.  Our due diligence crew has been, er, tied up with this one for the past several days and they say that this is patently false.  Ha, ha!
  Next week, we will examine how many more characters can be killed on the TV show A Game of Thrones (9780553593716) 9.99 by George R.R. Martin before there are no characters left to kill.  Until then 'Keep on Questioning!'


Odds & Sods

Our favourite Labrador Retriever is back in his sixth installment in Tyler Benson's series, 'The Adventures of Onyx.'  In The Battle of the Bay Class Dogs (9780989284653) 14.99, Onyx may have met his match with a new Coast Guard morale dog called Remi.  This series is a 'must' for any bookstore along the Third Coast . . .

 It's not Jorge nor Victor, but Marco Borges who has the hit the latest bestseller lists with his new tome, The 22 Day Revolution (9780451474841) 27.95.  We received more stock today.  Endorsed by Beyonce -- Let the revolution commence!

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