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The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart
The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart
by Jesse Bullington
Staff Pick
I recommend this book with trepidation, though I enjoyed the dark, cruel humor within. My wife put it down after reading the first couple chapters, deterred by the graphic cruelty of the titular brothers Grossbart. A thick-skinned reader, one who finds... (read more)

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Let the Right One In
Let the Right One In
by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Staff Pick
This is one of the best vampire novels since Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire. Although the author wrote the screenplay, too, there's still a lot that didn't find its way into the film. If you read one bloodsucking book this year make sure it's the... (read more)

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
by Patrick Suskind
Staff Pick
Perfume is a well-written, genre-crossing historical tale that delves into the macabre, but it also has the rare quality of being able to change the way you experience life, albeit through an olfactory perspective. Perfume does more than let you get lost... (read more)

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The New Annotated Dracula
The New Annotated Dracula
by Bram Stoker and Leslie S. Klinger
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Leslie Klinger does it again! By approaching Dracula as he did Sherlock Holmes, Klinger provides insights and historical inquiries into the validity of Stoker's "fictional" telling of the Count, ultimately leaving the reader to truly wonder if the Count... (read more)

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I Was Looking for a Street
I Was Looking for a Street
by Charles Willeford
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The great memoir from masterful crime writer Charles Willeford is finally back in print! Get pulled along by Willeford's razor sharp wit and keen observation of his hard-luck childhood and teenage years during the Great Depression. Funny, dirty, and real.... (read more)

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Meanwhile: Pick Any Path 3,856 Story Possibilities
Meanwhile: Pick Any Path 3,856 Story Possibilities
by Jason Shiga
Staff Pick
OMG! OMG! OMG! A choose-your-own-adventure graphic novel! The best mash-up ever! Who could do this? Only mathematician/graphic-novelist Jason Shiga. If you haven't heard of him, you should not only check out Meanwhile, but also Bookhunter. Shiga's humor... (read more)

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American Rust (Random House Reader's Circle)
American Rust (Random House Reader's Circle)
by Philipp Meyer
Staff Pick
A noir story in spirit if not in form, Philipp Meyer's debut novel shows off the skills of a terrific writer. Characters' voices leap off the page in a bleak and desperate narrative full of sympathy, perspective, and brilliant prose. The lives of these... (read more)

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Gardens of the Moon: Malazan  Book of the Fallen #01
Gardens of the Moon: Malazan Book of the Fallen #01
by Steven Erikson
Staff Pick
Gardens of the Moon is the first book in one of my favorite fantasy series. Unconventional in its characters and scope, this series rocks. The world and the races in it aren't your average Tolkien-derived orcs and elves. Everyone in these books is tinted... (read more)

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God's Demon
God's Demon
by Wayne Barlowe
Staff Pick
Turns out that the classic illustrator can write, too. Highly praised by Guillermo del Toro and Mike Mignola, Wayne Barlowe's God's Demon is perfect for anyone interested in strange horror, twisted imagery, and blood-soaked redemption.... (read more)

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Cruddy
Cruddy
by Lynda Barry
Staff Pick
Cartoonist Lynda Barry proves to be a formidable writer with this novel of teen alienation. Shocking, outlandish violence is balanced by lyrical, insightful prose. Cruddy is a homicidal road story, a coming-of-age tale, and a meditation on adolescence... (read more)

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Acacia, Book One: The War with the Mein
Acacia, Book One: The War with the Mein
by David Anthony Durham
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Acacia is a promising fantasy debut by an established historical novelist. It combines the moral ambiguity and brutality of George R. R. Martin with elements of Guy Gavriel Kay and Ursula K. Le Guin.... (read more)

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The Anarchist
The Anarchist
by John Smolens
Staff Pick
The least-discussed political assassination of America's 20th century is finally dramatized in novel form. Arch-Imperialist President McKinley pays for the murder of tens of thousands of Filipinos and the industrial enslavement of millions at home with a... (read more)

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Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back
Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back
by Douglas Rushkoff
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Going further than Joel Bakan's documentary The Corporation ever could, Rushkoff delivers another outstanding meditation on the influence of conglomerates on humanity. Life Inc. isn't another one of the "corporations are bad, very very very bad" rants... (read more)

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The Complete Dracula
The Complete Dracula
by Leah Moore
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For the first time in 112 years, the full version of Dracula is finally adapted into comic-book form. A great companion to The New Annotated Dracula.... (read more)

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Monster Island: A Zombie Novel
Monster Island: A Zombie Novel
by David Wellington
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What if some zombies retained their awareness and personality? What if they found that they were connected through a unified field and found that they had special powers? Find out what the world looks like through the decaying eyes and fetid shoes of the... (read more)

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Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation
Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation
by Studs Terkel and Harvey Pekar
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The most powerful thing about Studs Terkel's Working is that the same logic applies whether you're a highfalutin CEO or an overworked, underpaid waitress: If you do something you like — no matter what the wage — you'll like your job. If you hate... (read more)

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Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness
Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness
by Reinhard Kleist
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Reinhard Kleist gives us a dark and nuanced portrait of the Man in Black, with stunning black-and-white artwork that perfectly complements the retelling of Johnny Cash's life. Interspersed among the narrative are short selections of illustrated song... (read more)

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Amnesia Moon
Amnesia Moon
by Jonathan Lethem
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In Amnesia Moon, Jonathan Lethem imagines an American wasteland where the remaining small pockets of civilization are centered around strong, psychic personalities who acquired their powers after a forgotten cataclysm. His survivors siphon gas and hoard... (read more)

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Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen)
Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen)
by Steven Erikson
Staff Pick
Gardens of the Moon is the first book in one of my favorite fantasy series. Unconventional in its characters and scope, this series rocks. The world and the races in it aren't your average Tolkien-derived orcs and elves. Everyone in these books is tinted... (read more)

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Talking about Detective Fiction
Talking about Detective Fiction
by P. D. James
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Drawing on over 40 years experience writing and reading detective fiction, P. D. James examines its origins, techniques, tropes, and evolution throughout the 20th century. Her insights and analysis will be fascinating to readers and writers of the genre.... (read more)

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