See, Hear, Read: Our experts from Queen Video, Sunrise Records and Book City offer three red-hot releases

See, Hear, Read: Our experts from Queen Video, Sunrise Records and Book City offer three red-hot releases

They love it. We want it. Three red-hot releases

Troll Hunter

Troll Hunter is Norway’s answer to the ‘found footage’ trend. It’s funny and absorbing, more akin to a comic This Is Spinal Tap mockumentary than a terrifying Paranormal Activity horror. Otto Jesper­sen is wonderfully deadpan as Hans, a government worker whose job killing trolls involves long hours and low pay, so he confides in three amateur filmmakers. The movie also shows off the lush Norwegian landscape.” —Kate McEdwards Staffer at Queen Video on Queen

Troll Hunter, directed by André Øvredal (Aug. 23)

The Rip Tide

“This new disc from the collective Beirut is looser than previous offerings, like Gulag Orkestar and The Flying Club Cup. Onthe lead track, ‘East Harlem,’ Zach Condon sings plaintively about his longing for his ‘rose’ in East Harlem, so far away ‘waiting for the night to fall.’ The horns echo­ing his vocals suggest dusk creeping in at day’s end.” —Stephen York Manager of Sunrise Records

The Rip Tide, Beirut (Aug. 30)

The Cat’s Table

“Michael Ondaatje’s works are few and far between—it’s been four years since Divisadero—so I’ve been eagerly anticipating The Cat’s Table. His prose is so enjoyably poetic. The book is set on a 1950s ocean liner bound for England. The 11-year-old protagonist and two other boys dig into a mystery and discover a host of peculiar adults, including a shackled prisoner.” —John Snyder Manager of Book City in the Annex

The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje (Aug. 30)

(Illustrations by Jacqui Oakley. Images: top courtesy of Magnolia Pictures; middle courtesy of Badabing Records; Bottom courtesy of McClelland and Stewart)


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