Daily Deals: Ghosty Men and Robo 3: Gears of Love

Ghosty Men: The Strange but True Story of the Collyer Brothers, New York's Greatest Hoarders, An Urban HistoricalToday Amazon offers Ghosty Men: The Strange but True Story of the Collyer Brothers, New York’s Greatest Hoarders, An Urban Historical  written by Franz Lidz. The book is cost only $0.99 today only.

A true tale of changing New York by Franz Lidz, whose Unstrung Heroes is a classic of hoarder lore.
Homer and Langley Collyer moved into their handsome brownstone in white, upper-class Harlem in 1909. By 1947, however, when the fire department had to carry Homer’s body out of the house he hadn’t left in twenty years, the neighborhood had degentrified, and their house was a fortress of junk: in an attempt to preserve the past, Homer and Langley held on to everything they touched.
The scandal of Homer’s discovery, the story of his life, and the search for Langley, who was missing at the time, rocked the city; the story was on the front page of every newspaper for weeks. A quintessential New York story of quintessential New York characters, Ghosty Men is a perfect fit for Bloomsbury’s Urban Historicals series.
Praise for Unstrung Heroes:
“Unusual and affecting…[a] melancholy, funny book, a loony tune played with touching disharmony…”-New York Times


Robo 3: Gears of Love

Today Amazon also offers free downloading Robo 3: Gears of Love. It is lovely game for your Kindle Fire.

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes Baby…

A robot’s reproduction is a very interesting, but rather laborious process. You have to wrestle with the problem creating of a new cybernetic organism. So our good friends the robot couple Robo and Eny have decided to make a baby. Unfortunately, they don’t have the suitable components handy. Microchips cost a lot in shops, and modern processors are lacking, even on the black market.

A Parent’s Work is Never Done

Robo would do anything for a happy future for his cyber-child. That’s why he has to penetrate a frozen military laboratory. However, it’s not easy getting there because the laboratory’s factories are located on a gigantic proving ground. This vast territory is full of abandoned machinery, deadly lasers and reflectors, and dotted with portals and tunnels. There are few brave enough who’d dare enter this zone, let alone pass through it from beginning to end.

Every level of the game is a maze full of different obstacles, traps, and dangerous equipment. Upon passing 30 levels, you can use the level editor and try to create your own levels, or download the creations of other players.

Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt

I just finished a book that I really liked called Pictures of You, by Caroline Leavitt.  The plot surrounds a major tragedy involving two women fleeing their marriages who collide on a foggy night.  You can find this book on the Kindle or in print for a pretty inexpensive price.

When I first read the book description, I thought it was going to be really depressing and sappy.  I was proved wrong.  It does cover a lot of the emotions that follow death, but also shows how the survivors find their way back to some sense of normal again.  They also explore new life directions that are very rewarding in the long run.

Leavitt does a really good job in making the characters real.  You can truly feel the characters’ joy and grief.  One woman in the collision does not survive.  She leaves behind a husband and son.  The son is severely asthmatic.  You really get a true picture of how much he suffered from his illness, and how he handles his mother’s death.

Now on to happier times.  The son finds his niche with photography.  The woman who survives the accident begins to heal.  It has been awhile since I’ve been sucked into a good book that has this much depth.

So if you like stories about triumph over adversity, this one would be a good one to try.  Pictures of You has received highly favorable reviews from both critics and general reviewers.

Susan Henderson

“This is a deeply satisfying read that shows the many facets of love. Examining the survivors of a fatal car crash, Leavitt explores grief, guilt, secrets, and disappointments in a cast of sympathetic characters who become so entangled, it’s not clear to anyone what decisions are the right ones to make. I highly recommend this book, which feels like an easy read and yet works profoundly on the soul. “