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FRIDAY FINDS: Michael Keller | Peter Straub | Brenna Yovanoff

This, I found this over at Vivienne's place, and it really appeals to me!

Book Summary:
A stunning graphic adaptation of one of the most famous, contested, and important books of all time.
Few books have been as controversial or as historically significant as Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Since the moment it was released on November 24, 1859, Darwin’s masterwork has been heralded for changing the course of science and condemned for its implied challenges to religion.
In Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, author Michael Keller and illustrator Nicolle Rager Fuller introduce a new generation of readers to the original text. Including sections about his pioneering research, the book’s initial public reception, his correspondence with other leading scientists, as well as the most recent breakthroughs in evolutionary theory, this riveting, beautifully rendered adaptation breathes new life into Darwin’s seminal and still polarizing work.
Michael Keller and Nicolle Rager Fuller
Charles Darwin's On the origin of Species; 
A graphic adaptation
Rodale Books, 27th Oct, 2009

This Friday Find I found over at Kristi's place.

Book Summary:
The incomparable master of horror and suspense returns with a powerful, brilliantly terrifying novel that redefines the genre in original and unexpected ways.
The charismatic and cunning Spenser Mallon is a campus guru in the 1960s, attracting the devotion and demanding sexual favors of his young acolytes. After he invites his most fervent followers to attend a secret ritual in a local meadow, the only thing that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body—and the shattered souls of all who were present.

Years later, one man attempts to understand what happened to his wife and to his friends by writing a book about this horrible night, and it’s through this process that they begin to examine the unspeakable events that have bound them in ways they cannot fathom, but that have haunted every one of them through their lives. As each of the old friends tries to come to grips with the darkness of the past, they find themselves face-to-face with the evil triggered so many years earlier. Unfolding through the individual stories of the fated group’s members,
A Dark Matter is an electric, chilling, and unpredictable novel that will satisfy Peter Straub's many ardent fans, and win him legions more. (Random House)
Peter Staub
A Dark Matter
Doubleday, Feb 2010

This one has an awesome cover! Looks just like my sort of read! My thanks for this discovery goes to Vampira for her Deathly Dark Friday Find of last week!

Book Summary:
Mackie Doyle seems like everyone else in the perfect little town of Gentry, but he is living with a fatal secret – he is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now the creatures under the hill want him back, and Mackie must decide where he really belongs and what he really wants.
Brenna Yovanoff
The Replacement
Razorbill, 21st Sept, 2010

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FRIDAY FINDS: Michael Keller | Peter Straub | Brenna Yovanoff FRIDAY FINDS: Michael Keller | Peter Straub | Brenna Yovanoff Reviewed by Sassy Brit @ on 9:35 am Rating: 5


  1. The cover of The Replacement totally freaks me out! My find is at The Crowded Leaf.

  2. Anonymous2:27 pm

    Wow, I LOVE the idea of a graphic adaptation of On The Origin of Species! I read it several years ago and while it's completely ground-breaking, parts could have used some livening up with pictures. :)

    My Friday Finds are over at bookwanderer!

  3. Ok love the first cover, adn that last book, so wanna read it

  4. The Replacement is a book I've been seeing around lately, I think I'm going to have to look into that book a little more!

    Here are my Friday Finds: Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick

  5. Great finds! Replacement is on my wishlist(creepy cover!).

    Have a great weekend!

  6. These all look good! I recently bought the graphic adaptation of Darwin. I haven't read it yet, but it looks amazing.


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