Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Awesome Books to Replace Your Favorite Cancelled TV Shows

io9 helps you out with your longing.

From the piece...

Pushing Daisies
We could include all three Bryan Fuller shows, including Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me — but I'm not sure we'd have a different recommendation for all three, because they're all in the same wheelhouse of "quirky supernatural stories with lovable misfit characters." In Pushing Daisies, Ned has the power to resurrect the dead — either permanently or temporarily — with a touch. He uses this to reawaken his sweetheart Chuck — but then if he touches her again, she'll be dead for good.

The book substitute:
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender.
Just as pies provide a huge motif in Pushing Daisies, so too is food vital in Bender's 2010 novel. Rose is a "magic food psychic" who can sense people's secrets by eating their food. Eventually, she hones this ability to the point where she can learn all sorts of things by eating — and this changes her relationships with everyone around her. Like Pushing Daisies, Lemon Cake shows how a strange power can change your relationship with people around you, and with the world.

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