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    Joseph Campbell's Monomyth is an invaluable storytelling structure. It’s responsible for some of the most famous stories of our time: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Goonies—the list goes on. But more importantly, the monomyth is a critical investigative tool. Using Campbell’s 12 Stages of The Hero's Journey, we can actually uncover important truths about some of our favorite stories.

    For example, most people think that Ellen Ripley was the main character of the 1979 classic sci-fi film, Alien. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. By holding the film up against the monomyth structure, one can easily see that Alien’s real hero was hiding right under our noses.

  • You can’t judge a book by its cover… it’s what’s inside that counts. And while this book may have nothing but fluff (and just a dash of catnip) between its covers, we’re sure you’ll love it just as much as our in-house feline review board did!

  • *See information on this adoptable cat at the bottom of the post!

    The love of staying inside, the dislike of large crowds of people, the tendency to spend entire days (or even weekends) curled up in a comfy armchair…it’s no wonder that bookworms, nerds, and cats are drawn to each other! There’s something so satisfying about reading a favorite book or comic with a purring furball on your lap. Cats are just as happy to indulge their introverted sides as most nerds and bookworms are.

    Of course, cats are also a little too happy to sprawl all over the book you are trying to read (or the game your are trying to play), and while we love these furry companions, it’s a good idea to give them somewhere else to curl up. We’ve got the best nerdy and bookish cat boxes, beds, and trees to keep your furball off your book (and in the most stylish way).

    If you want to make your own unique cat boxes out of cardboard, check out our book Cat Castles.

  • *See information on this adoptable cat at the bottom of the post!

    Hey there, fellow cat lovers! We rounded up some of the very best cat/owner relationships in pop culture for #QuirkCatWeek. These books, films and TV series show that there are cats who can be just as much "man’s best friend" as any dog can be, with some of the most heartwarming human/pet relationships around.

  • In Quirk Books’ forthcoming mystery novel Hope Never Dies, Joe Biden dons his trademark aviator shades to investigate the suspicious death of his favorite Amtrak conductor. With help from President Obama, Biden turns Delaware upside-down in his search for justice.

    Forget what you think you know about Uncle Joe—this Joe Biden has no time for malarkey. In fact, as he’s hanging on by his fingertips outside of a speeding train, you might be reminded of another famous J.B.: James Bond.

    A wild comparison…or is it? Here’s how the real Joe Biden stacks up against James Bond.

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