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Atonement
Atonement
by Ian Mcewan
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A young girl sees her older sister and a man in a situation she doesn't understand, and subsequently makes an accusation that changes the course of all three lives. This is a study of a life-long search for forgiveness and atonement. McEwan is at his... (read more)

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Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
by Neil Gaiman
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If you've only read The Sandman, you're cheating yourself, but if you haven't read Gaiman at all, it's simply a crime. Smoke and Mirrors is his first — and, I think, best — short story collection, with not a bad story in the lot. The best are the... (read more)

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Foundling: Monster Blood Tattoo Book One (Monster Blood Tattoo #01)
Foundling: Monster Blood Tattoo Book One (Monster Blood Tattoo #01)
by D. M. Cornish
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In a world inhabited by monsters and the super-powered humans who hunt them, an young boy comes of age. Not only is the setting as well-crafted as anything by Tolkien or Rowling, but the illustrations that go along with this gripping and sometimes scary... (read more)

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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
by Neil Gaiman
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Fantasy author Gaiman is at his best in this short story collection, which contains an embarrassing riches of storytelling that is at times dark, funny, terrifying, beautiful, and always brilliant.... (read more)

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Dragon Rider
Dragon Rider
by Cornelia Funke
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Since I found Funke's work two years ago, she has become one of my favorite children's fantasy writers. Her award-winning debut novel (in English translation), The Thief Lord, was followed by Inkheart and even a children's picture book, Princess Knight &#... (read more)

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The Buying of the President 2004: Who's Really Bankrolling Bush and His Democratic Challengers -- and What They Expect in Return
The Buying of the President 2004: Who's Really Bankrolling Bush and His Democratic Challengers -- and What They Expect in Return
by Charles Lewis
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In a refreshingly non-partisan style, Lewis examines the financial entanglements that mire the political process. You'll be shocked at how little your vote may count. This book is like having a smoke-filled room in the palm of your hand.... (read more)

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Saturday
Saturday
by Ian McEwan
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Ian McEwan's new novel is generous, contemplative, and moving — and in good company, joining classics like Mrs. Dalloway and Ulysses that take place during a single day. McEwan intricately weaves characters and themes towards an eloquent and... (read more)

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American Tabloid
American Tabloid
by James Ellroy
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J. Edgar Hoover, the Ku Klux Klan, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Hoffa and dozens of I-talian "businessmen" do battle with "Martin Lucifer Coon," Jack and Bobby Kennedy, and other "Communists" in James Ellroy's latest tomes. Ellroy's tommy-gun prose and morally... (read more)

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Thinking in Pictures : Making of Matewan (87 Edition)
Thinking in Pictures : Making of Matewan (87 Edition)
by John Sayles
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Before you even begin to write your screenplay you need to know how to visualize it. Thinking in Pictures is more than just John Sayles's account of what it took to make his intellectually satisfying film Matewan — it is also a primer for the would-be... (read more)

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The Alchemy of MirrorMask
The Alchemy of MirrorMask
by Dave McKean
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Inspired by fantasy classics Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean created their own imaginative epic, MirrorMask. This exquisite volume presents artist/director McKean's photographs, concept sketches, storyboards, production... (read more)

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The Lighthouse: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery
The Lighthouse: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery
by P. D. James
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P. D. James's peerless reputation comes from her skillful combination of elegant prose and sharp psychological insight with wonderfully complex mysteries. She is a wise, eloquent, and humane novelist who explores all manner of human frailty with the same... (read more)

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The Marriage of Sticks
The Marriage of Sticks
by Jonathan Carroll
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As Marriage of Sticks opens, Miranda Romanac is preparing to attend her fifteen-year high school reunion. She is hoping to see James Stillman, "the first man I ever loved with an adult heart," only to be informed that he died three years before in a car... (read more)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Classic Collectible Pop-Up
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Classic Collectible Pop-Up
by Lewis Carroll and Robert Sabuda
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"Robert Sabuda's most recent popup book is as spectacular as his last one (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Popup) — a feat I didn't think possible. His three-dimensional version of Alice is so magical that it induces a sense of wonder that's rarely... (read more)

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Ethan Coen and Joel Coen: Collected Screenplays 1: Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen: Collected Screenplays 1: Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink
by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
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Arguably the most talented filmmaking siblings around, the Coens have blessed the cinema with their unique blend of dark humor, kinetic insanity, and mid-western values. To open one of their screenplays is to behold some of the finest screenwriting... (read more)

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Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
by Robert Rodriguez
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Robert Rodriguez threw down seven thousand dollars on his debut film El Mariachi, but you only need to spend a fraction of that to get all the insights that he learned. Anybody who's seen his later films (Spy Kids, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) will know... (read more)

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Eragon (Inheritance Cycle #01)
Eragon (Inheritance Cycle #01)
by Christopher Paolini
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"This first novel is dynamite; it makes a great read for the young adult in you. This is a classic 'sword and sorcery novel' with a boy, a dragon, and a sword. Paolini's book is a little reminiscent of other books you may have read, but his own voice... (read more)

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Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book)
Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book)
by Neal Stephenson
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Snow Crash is one of my favorites. It's an epic cyber-punk tale that contains elements that are both fantastical and very realistic. The characters are richly imagined, even the villains. It is fast paced and well embellished, containing elements of... (read more)

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script
by Charlie Kaufman
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I don't even know how to begin writing anything in relation to the work of Charlie Kaufman. Is he really the most original voice working in Hollywood — or just an escaped mental patient who has gone undetected amidst the denizens of LA? In either case... (read more)

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The Verificationist
The Verificationist
by Donald Antrim
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"Donald Antrim's novels are smart, surreal, deliciously neurotic, and hilariously funny. Based on his first two, The New Yorker crowned him one of 'The 20 Writers for the 21st Century.' In The Verificationist, his latest (and the one that will likely... (read more)

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Eldest (Inheritance Cycle #02)
Eldest (Inheritance Cycle #02)
by Christopher Paolini
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In his online newsletter Alagaesia, Christopher Paolini shares, "Writing Eldest was one of the hardest things I've ever done, as was writing Eragon, although in different ways. I pushed myself with Eldest, both in terms of the characters, the story, and... (read more)

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