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Interviews | April 8, 2014

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Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
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Reach for the Sun Selected Letters Volume 3 by Charles Bukowski
Reach for the Sun Selected Letters Volume 3

James Taone, April 14, 2014

I'm not one to tell someone how or what to read but if you're a fan of Bukowksi's novels and bout reading the collections of his letters you're doing something wrong.
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The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder by Stephen Elliott
The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder

James Taone, November 18, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. It's an odd weaving through true crime and memoir. Great though. It made me a little depressed, I think. It definitely made me want to do drugs.
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Mira Corpora by Jeff Jackson
Mira Corpora

James Taone, September 22, 2013

A very inventive coming-of-age tale. Subversive where others may be sentimental. Quick pace makes it a very quick and energetic read. I look forward to seeing how Jackson's voice emerges in his future works.
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A Questionable Shape by Bennett Sims
A Questionable Shape

James Taone, July 8, 2013

The last word I wanted to use while talking about this book, that focuses on the undead, is "realistic" but I can't help it. It's a testament to Bennett's writing that these characters are so relatable. Even the undead. It's as much a coming-of-age tale, told by a narrator's flashbacks, as it is a "zombie" book.
It is more about relationships than it is about surviving an epidemic.
The writing is so amazing that it can intertwine three different themes seamlessly.
Don't compare this to other "zombie" or "apocalyptic" books you read this year, compare it to EVERY book you read this year. I'd be willing to bet it cracks the top 5.
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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

James Taone, July 5, 2013

Simply beautiful. A wonderful web of flashbacks that show the beauty and brutality of families fighting to survive during the bleakest conditions two separate wars could throw at them. Amazing!!!
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