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On Time, The Impossible Fairytale and more – Happy’s Weekend Reading

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What’s on your book radar for this weekend? The rollercoaster ride of funk legend and long time Prince associate, Morris Day, is laid bare in On Time and Zack Scott dives deep into the humanity’s most ambitious technical project with Flight.

Nordic crime goes to Greenland in Mads Peder Nordbo’s latest, the drug epidemic that has gripped America is examined and The Impossible Fairytale grapples with childhood bullying via an original narrative style. Here’s the list for this weekend.Morris Day Close Up

On Time: A Princely Life in Funk, Flight, Cold Fear, Fentanyl, Inc. and The Impossible Fairytale are among the finest new books to look out for this weekend.

On Time: A Princely Life in Funk by Morris Day with David Ritz

Morris Day, along with Prince, was a pioneer of the Minneapolis funk scene. Despite occasionally divergent paths, the pair were a constant – collaborating, competing but also enjoying a relationship of mutual respect from their serendipitous high school meeting. Via Da Capo.On Time

Flight by Zack Scott

Alongside other modes of transport, flight is something that humanity now takes for granted. Scott’s uniquely visual exploration of this outlandish innovation goes further back than the Wright brothers, to uncover a millennium of ambitious experimentation. More at Hachette.  Flight

Cold Fear by Mads Peder Nordbo

The latest from Mads Peder Nordbo is a mysterious tale that unfolds in a location seldom explored in literature: Greenland. As journalist Matthew Cave strives to find his missing half-sister, he discovers that the disappearance is linked to a terrible past. More details at TextOn Time

Fentanyl, Inc. by Ben Westhoff

Though we might not necessarily be awake to the fact, Americans are now living through the worst drug epidemic in their history. In this gripping investigation, Westhoff recounts the deadly consequences of synthetically made drugs and how this phenomenon is beginning spread internationally. Via ScribeFentanyl, Inc.

The Impossible Fairytale by Han Yujoo

This strikingly original work chronicles the life of a school student, simply labelled ‘Child’. The life of the pupils are marked by an underlying menace, with Yujoo creating an unsettling, time-warped narrative. For more, visit Brow Books. The Impossible Fairy Tale

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October 10, 2019