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It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

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Historical Illuminatus Chronicles #2: The Widow's Son by Robert Anton Wilson
Historical Illuminatus Chronicles #2: The Widow's Son

misabelladares, May 20, 2010

I return to it time and again for inspiration. Nothing like duels, the Bastille, the seeds of revolution, Machiavellian intrigue, footnotes (upon footnotes) on teratological molecules--and that's just for starters--to give some perspective on life as we (think we) know it. I find this the best of the trilogy, and easier to read than the other Illuminatus! books. RAW--gone too soon.
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The Wrestler's Cruel Study by Stephen Dobyns
The Wrestler's Cruel Study

misabelladares, May 20, 2010

Fairy tales, mythology, meta-fiction, Gnostic religions, street gangs, Nietzsche, wrestling, personae and masks: this book is funny, and pithy, and interesting. A good one to read and re-read. Dobyns is also a poet; his prose reflects that without being too precious. He *also* writes detective stories. His combined talents are displayed in terrific balance here.
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Despite Everything: A Cometbus Omnibus by Aaron Cometbus
Despite Everything: A Cometbus Omnibus

misabelladares, May 20, 2010

Even though it is no lightweight pocket paperback, this is great road trip reading.
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Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Alias Grace

misabelladares, May 19, 2010

This is my favorite Atwood novel. From the epigraphs to the Author's Afterword, this is a superbly constructed work filled with images beautiful and grisly, characters devious and trapped, and fascinating period details. The quilt-pattern chapter titles, the murder ballad, the epistolary segments, dreams, the daily routine--it's true that one doesn't want it to end. A good one to read and re-read.
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