Author: Nikita Mandryka
Et pour le dessert, vous nous reprendrez bien une tranche de Concombre ?! Car le Concombre Masqué est de retour et il est en pleine forme ! Le plus sapiens des cucurbitacées s'attaque cette fois-ci au Monde fascinant des problèmes, prétextes aux jeux de mots cosmiques, situations non-sensiques absurdes, et délires verbaux et graphiques dont seul Nikita Mandryka a le secret. Un must à lire absolument.
Author: Nikita Mandryka
Événement majeur de cet automne, le Bain de minuit marque le très grand retour du Concombre masqué dans l'univers de la bande dessinée. Né dans les colonnes du journal Pif, le Concombre Masqué fut dès les années 60, l'un des piliers du journal Pilote où, à côté de Gotlib, Fred, Gébé et du Grand Duduche, il inventa une nouvelle bande dessinée adulte, psychanalytique et pour tout dire complètement barrée. Ce nouveau tome ne déroge pas à la règle. Le Concombre, grand maître de l'univers, est en effet submergé par les problèmes qui ont tendance à se multiplier si l'on s'en occupe. Il va donc devoir prendre position, réparer l'usine à gaz et livrer la vérité ultime, ce qui fait du Bain de minuit un ouvrage au moins aussi indispensable que le Da Vinci Code.
Author: Nikita Mandryka
Publisher: Editions Mosquito
En 1971 « Pif » publie une petite plaquette à l’italienne d’un dénommé Kalkus. Il s’agissait de la première édition des premières aventures d’un personnage né en 1965 et qui allait devenir mythique : Le Concombre masqué. Mosquito propose la réédition en fac-similé de ce monument de la bande dessinée, Mandryka a ajouté une postface dans laquelle il précise -à sa manière- la genèse du légumineux.
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Publisher: A&C Black
'Welcome to New York's Upper East Side, where my friends and I all live in huge, fabulous apartments and go to exclusive private schools. It's a luxe life, but someone's got to live it.' This is the second book in the internationally bestselling series - now a major TV series.
Author: Sarwat Chadda
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
As the youngest and only female member of the Knights Templar, Bilquis SanGreal grew up knowing she wasn't normal. Instead of hanging out at the mall or going on dates, she spends her time training as a soldier in her order's ancient battle against the Unholy. Billi's cloistered life is blasted apart when her childhood friend, Kay, returns from Jerusalem, gorgeous and with a dangerous chip on his shoulder.
Author: Massimiliano Frezzato, Mandryka
The chang usually finds the tower. Find out their discoveries in the 4th Book in the keepers of the Maser Series
Author: Marc Levy
He strove for an ideal love... She simply loved him... When they were growing up, Susan and Philip meant everything to each other. In the spirited optimism of their youth, they swore that they would love each other forever - even if their lives forced them apart. She had plans to fight poverty in Central America, while he would try to make it in Manhattan. Philip made a promise: whatever happened to Susan, he would always be there for her. Little did he know that this promise would transform his life - that keeping it would mean opening his heart to an unwanted stranger, to someone who would first shatter his world, but would ultimately bring everything together. In a fast-paced and masterfully woven story, where nothing turns out as expected, in a tale that takes you from the eye of a hurricane to the depths of a soul, insightful and moving, Marc Levy pays tribute to the triumph of love. "A great love story that unravels between New York and Honduras; so enjoyable that you can't help but read it all in one go.' - Elle
Author: Bastien Vivès
Publisher: Random House
As a very young girl, Polina Oulinov is taken on as a special pupil by the famous ballet teacher Professor Bojinsky. He is very demanding and refuses to adapt his standards to the talents of his pupils, and Polina has to work hard and make great sacrifices in order to reach the level Bojinsky senses she has the talent for. When she graduates and is admitted to the official theatre school, she discovers that Bojinsky’s view of ballet is only one of many and that she can’t adapt to new rules, new visions. She flees Russia for Berlin, where she meets a group of drama students. Together they create a new form of theatre – and conquer the world. Brilliantly drawn, Polina is a moving and intimate story of self-discovery. It confirms Bastien Vivès as one of the most exciting talents at work in the graphic novel field today.
Author: Jaime Hernandez
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
The "director's cut" edition of the sprawling super-hero epic from Love and Rockets. Originally serialized in Love and Rockets New Stories, “Ti-Girls Adventures” managed to be both a rollickingly creative super-hero joyride (featuring three separate super-teams and over two dozen characters) that ranged from the other side of the universe to Maggie’s shabby apartment, and a genuinely dramatic fable about madness, grief, and motherhood as Penny Century’s decades-long quest to become a genuine super-heroine are finally, and tragically, fulfilled. In addition to introducing a plethora of wild new characters, God and Science brings in many older characters from Jaime’s universe, some from seemingly throwaway shorter strips and some from Maggie’s day-to-day world (including some real surprises). The main heroine of the story, forming a bridge between the “realistic” Maggie stories and the super-heroic extravaganza is “Angel,” Maggie’s sweet-tempered and athletic new roommate and best friend, and now herself an aspiring super-heroine.
Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Award-winning and best-selling author Lois Lowry explores issues surrounding adoption in this poignant novel. Natalie Armstrong has everything: she’s smart and beautiful, has the perfect boyfriend, early acceptance to college, and a loving family. But the summer she turns seventeen, she finally decides to ask some unanswered questions: Who are her biological parents and why did they give her up when she was born? These questions take her on a journey from the deep woods of Maine to the streets of New York City, from the pages of old phone books and a tattered yearbook photo to the realization that she might actually meet her biological mother face-to-face.
Author: Anne Herries
Kept for the pirate's pleasure! Instinct told her that Captain Justin Sylvester was a man she could trust. But how could this pirate, who had just stormed her ship, be a true man of honour? Captive on the high seas, with nowhere to run, curiously Maribel Sanchez had never felt more free. If she returned to rigid society she'd become an old man's unwilling wife. If she stayed with Justin he'd made it abundantly clear she would become his more than willing mistress…