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December 18, 2011

Book Notes - Rebecca Guay "A Flight of Angels"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book.

Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, David Peace, Myla Goldberg, and many others.

A Flight of Angels is a graphic novel that explores the mythology of angels through five stories penned by different authors and beautifully illustrated throughout by Rebecca Guay.

Scripps Howard News Service wrote of the book:

"Occasionally someone executes a standard storytelling device with such dazzling skill that it reminds you why that device became standard in the first place. Rebecca Guay is that someone, with 'A Flight of Angels.'"

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In her own words, here is Rebecca Guay's Book Notes music playlist for her graphic novel, A Flight of Angels:

In a pinch if I had to pick ONE of these songs to sum it all up it would be Imogen Heap's "Can't Take It in". I was listening to most of these while working - they are all favorites.

Listening to A Flight of Angels:

"The Guardian"

"Lucy Meets Mr Tumnus" from The Chronicles of Narnia soundtrack by Harry Gregson-Williams

Original Sin

"Inama Nushif" montage form Dune by Brian Tyler

"Chuya Surah"

"The Kiss" from the Last of the Mohicans soundtrack by Trevor Jones

Frame story and Fall of the Shining Host

"Can't Take It in" Imogen Heap

"The Story Within the Story Within"

"Sometime Around Midnight " The Airborne Toxic Event

Rebecca Guay and A Flight of Angels links:

the author's website

Portland Mercury review
Scripps Howard News Service review

Comic Book Resources profile of the author
Newsarama interview with the author
Sequential Tart interview with the author
USA Today profile of the author

also at Largehearted Boy:

other Book Notes playlists (authors create music playlists for their book)

List of Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
List of 2011 Year-End Online Music Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
52 Books, 52 Weeks (weekly book reviews)
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics highlights)
Daily Downloads (free and legal daily mp3 downloads)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Shorties (daily music, literature, and pop culture links)
Soundtracked (composers and directors discuss their film's soundtracks)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from the week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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