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Lydia has commented on (9) products.

Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
Wolf in White Van

Lydia, October 27, 2014

Fantastic in the most literal sense of the word. A loner transforms himself in a tragic event and, while isolated from much in the world, explores the shattered landscape of an imaginary world. I'd not been familiar John Darnielle's work as a musician, but the prose is fluid and inventive and which gracefully steers the reader thorough a story that is odd and violent and magical.
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The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen
The Revisionists

Lydia, October 1, 2011

A fantastic (in the truest sense of the word) story about the ways we all shape the world we live in. On the surface, this is a novel about time-travel and adventure, but at its heart its concern is the way that we learn to live with our histories and find our ways through the world. Thomas Mullen is an interesting writer, and in this novel he works with the science fiction genre and his narrative in a way that is respectful, playful and curious. Would definitely recommend this book.
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Ice Trilogy (New York Review Books Classics) by Vladimir Sorokin
Ice Trilogy (New York Review Books Classics)

Lydia, July 26, 2011

A kaleidoscopic, dark, biting and hilarious story that escorts the reader through an alternative Soviet Europe of the the 20th century as a group of so called chosen people (who understand themselves to be not of the earth) go about their mission of returning to the light. An interesting and unusual book, part golden-age sci-fi and meta-philosophical exploration.
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My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me by Kate Bernheimer
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me

Lydia, October 26, 2010

A great collection of fairy tale "reboots", so to speak. 40 authors take on fairy tales and blend familiar tropes with a healthy dose of weird. I enjoyed reading this a lot (folklore is an interest of mine) but think that this book also has great potential as a teaching tool; these stories provide critical commentary on gender, religion, family and social mores in a way that is witty, interesting and entertaining.
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Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky
Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace

Lydia, July 8, 2010

Not quite a biography, this account of a road-tripping interview with David Foster Wallace at the onset of his fame is an interesting look in to the life of a man who will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the greatest minds in his generation. The author/narrator provides transcripts of several days worth of conversations, offering the reader a glimpse of David Foster Wallace's life just as he was taking his place as one of the world's most respected writers. The author's own introduction offers little in the way of new information, but it provides a reader with what (almost) feels like a chance to sit next to a luminary.
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