Watchmen: The Deluxe Edition HC
In an alternate world where the mere presence of American superheroes
changed history, the US won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president, and the
cold war is in full effect. Watchmen begins as a murder-mystery, but
soon unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a
head, the unlikely group of reunited heroes - Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk
Spectre, Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias - have to test the limits of their
convictions and ask themselves where the true line is between good and evil.
In the mid-eighties, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created Watchmen,
changing the course of comics' history and essentially remaking how popular
culture perceived the genre. Popularly cited as the point where comics came of
age, Watchmen's sophisticated take on superheroes has been universally
acclaimed for its psychological depth and realism.Watchmen is collected here in a deluxe hardcover, with sketches,
extra bonus material, and a new Introduction by series artist Dave
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
`We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like, "I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive ..."'Hunter S. Thompson is roaring down the desert highway to Las Vegas with his attorney, the Samoan, to find the dark side of the American Dream. Armed with a drug arsenal of stupendous proportions, the duo engage in a surreal succession of chemically enhanced confrontations with casino operators, police officers and assorted Middle Americans.This stylish reissue of Hunter S. Thompson's iconic masterpiece, a controversial bestseller when it appeared in 1971, features the brilliant Ralph Steadman illustrations of the original. It brings to a new generation the hallucinatory humour and nightmare terror of Hunter S. Thompson's musings on the collapse of the American Dream.
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The Bell Jar
I was supposed to be having the time of my life.
When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther's life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling into depression and eventually a suicide attempt, as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take women's aspirations seriously.
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's only novel, was originally published in 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. The novel is partially based on Plath's own life and has become a modern classic. The Bell Jar has been celebrated for its darkly funny and a razor sharp portrait of 1950s society and has sold millions of copies worldwide.
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