Ghost--The Musical (Songbook):
Mozart´s Ghosts:Haunting the Halls of Musical Culture Mark Everist
Dirk Gently´s Holistic Detective Agency by Doulgas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy , is a much-loved cult classic, that has spawned radio dramas, television, theatre and comic book adaptations across the globe. What do a dead cat, a computer whiz-kid, an Electric Monk who believes the world is pink, quantum mechanics, a Chronologist over two hundred years old, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet), and pizza have in common? Apparently not much; until Dirk Gently, self-styled private investigator, sets out to prove the fundamental interconnectedness of all things by solving a mysterious murder, assisting a mysterious professor, unravelling a mysterious mystery, and eating a lot of pizza - not to mention saving the entire human race from extinction along the way (at no extra charge). To find out more, read this book (better still, buy it then read it) - or contact Dirk Gently´s Holistic Detective Agency. ´A thumping good detective-ghost-horror-who dunnit-time travel-romantic-musical-comedy-epic´ - The author
The second Dirk Gently book by Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul is a witty detective story perfect for fans of his phenomenally successful The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy . When a passenger check-in desk at Terminal Two, Heathrow Airport, shot up through the roof engulfed in a ball of orange flame, the usual people tried to claim responsibility. First the IRA, then the PLO and the Gas Board. Even British Nuclear Fuels rushed out a statement to the effect that the situation was completely under control, that it was a one in a million chance, that there was hardly any radioactive leakage at all and that the site of the explosion would make a nice location for a day out with the kids and a picnic, before finally having to admit that it wasn´t actually anything to do with them at all. No rational cause could be found for the explosion - it was simply designated an act of God. But, thinks Dirk Gently, which God? And why? What God would be hanging around Terminal Two of Heathrow Airport trying to catch the 15:37 to Oslo? ´A thumping good detective-ghost-horror-who dunnit-time travel-romantic-musical-comedy-epic´ - The author, on Dirk Gently´s Holistic Detective Agency
´There is no ghost writer for this book. It´s just me. And we have deliberately kept the text in my voice, rather than translate it into literary prose. In these pages I´m speaking directly to you across time, as I recall those days, and sometimes actually in the words I wrote down at the time; but also through a collection of 3-D images which will take you back there, to see it with your own eyes.´ With these words, the author announces the first book ever to be published about the legendary rock band Queen by a member of the band. And certainly the first book of its kind in the world. It´s a unique collection of original, highly personal snapshots of Queen in Three Dimensions, from its inception in the early ´70s right up to the present day, accompanied by the exclusive recollections of founding member and lead guitarist, Brian May. The book is illustrated with over 300 photographs, the majority actually taken by Brian, and mostly in 3-D. These shots of Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Roger Taylor, and Brian himself, on and off stage all round the world, spring into life when viewed with Brian´s patent OWL viewer (supplied free with the book). Through the eyes of Brian s camera you are transported back in time to experience Queen´s miraculous 46-year journey as if you were actually there ... whether in a dressing room, in a car, on a plane, or on stage at Madison Square Garden. The three dimensional stereoscopic images (the precursor of Virtual Reality) immerse and engage you in the atmosphere of the moment as no flat 2-D picture ever could. Brian´s typically honest account of his experiences within and without the band, including many extreme highs and lows, bravely opens the door to his feelings, beliefs and motivations on this trip though an extraordinary life. This book will entrance millions of Queen fans; but it will also inspire anyone who wonders what they might learn from a man who used his intellect, musical talent, and ability to make the transition from college boy to rock star in just a few years, and then go on building creatively for the next forty! Fortunately, Brian, wielding a stereo camera throughout Queen´s career, was able to capture these previously unseen photographs which provide the triggers for the stories in the book, a collection of gold nuggets for anyone with a fascination for rock music. Physically, this first edition is very special indeed, and highly collectible! Its Brian May-designed, foiled slipcase has a countersunk lenticular image of Freddie on the front, that can be viewed in 3-D with the naked eye. Inside is a classical matt-black, gold-lettered hardback book and a matching envelope containing a high-quality focusable OWL stereoscope for viewing the pictures in 3-D. This particular special limited edition of the OWL is moulded in Freddie Mercury Wembley Stadium Yellow polypropylene!