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Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing

On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »


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Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru
Gods Without Men

Ross H, January 1, 2013

A mind-blowing, time-hopping narrative centered around a peculiar rock formation in the Mojave desert. Mysterious, fascinating page-turner.
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Blueprints of the Afterlife by Ryan Boudinot
Blueprints of the Afterlife

Ross H, September 10, 2012

Whereas most popular post-Apocalyptic tropes see our world devolved back to the stone age, in BLUEPRINTS OF THE AFTERLIFE Ryan Boudinot envisions a humanity that crawls from the wreckage of the fall of civilization suddenly divorced from any ethical (to say nothing of linguistic and sexual) constraints, allowing technology to advance at an unrestrained clip. At once meditative, fascinating, terrifying, hilarious, and hyper-techie, this multi-character collage will blow your mind, while simultaneously raising as many questions as it answers.
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The Girl in the Flammable Skirt: Stories by Aimee Bender
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt: Stories

Ross H, September 10, 2012

A dazzling collection of short stories that are at once mind-blowing and outrageous, while simultaneously ringing strangely and profoundly true to life. Aimee Bender's short stories are so full and rich, it's as if each contains a novel's-worth of content. From devolving boyfriends to girls with hands made of ice and fire to a dad who one day awakens with a giant hole in his stomach, these stories will amaze and delight.
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Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine
Treasure Island!!!

Ross H, September 4, 2012

Armed with what she believes to be the secret to life, contained within the pages of Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure classic, a young woman with a borderline personality proceeds to wreak havoc on family, friends, and a parrot named Richard. Unique, screamingly funny, heartbreaking, and incredibly fun.
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We Only Know So Much (P.S.) by Elizabeth Crane
We Only Know So Much (P.S.)

Ross H, September 4, 2012

A remarkable book about a uniquely dysfunctional family. Funny, touching, philosophical, madcap, you won't be able to put this book down!
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