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Chris Bolton


Chris Bolton co-created the all-ages webcomic Smash, which will soon be published by Candlewick Press, and created the comedy series Wage Slaves. His short story "The Red Room" was published in Portland Noir from Akashic Books.

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Gods and Heroes
Gods and Heroes
by Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda
Staff Pick
Pop-up masters Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart bring mythology vividly to life with their intricate, eye-popping, jaw-dropping designs. Witness the rise and fall of Atlantis, the voyage of the Argo, the majesty of the Norse gods, and so much more... (read more)

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Haunted: A Novel
Haunted: A Novel
by Chuck Palahniuk
Staff Pick
You've gotta love the reviews piling up for Haunted: "provokes a lot more nausea and eye rolls than deep thoughts" (Booklist); "all but dares the reader to be seasick" (New York Times); "a catalog of atrocities" (Library Journal); and my personal... (read more)

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Bicycle Diaries
Bicycle Diaries
by David Byrne
Staff Pick
Talking Heads fans will flock to this book. Bicycle enthusiasts will shove each other out of the way to get the first copy. But it's the cyclists who are also Talking Heads fans that you really have to watch out for, because they're going to be... (read more)

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The Complete Peanuts: 1953-1954
The Complete Peanuts: 1953-1954
by Charles M. Schulz
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It can be hard to remember a time when Snoopy wasn't an insurance salesman and Charlie Brown didn't stare at us from a million Hallmark... (read more)

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Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way
Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way
by Bruce Campbell
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Evil Dead star Bruce ("Hail to the king, baby!") Campbell follows his memoir, If Chins Could Kill, with a hilarious "autobiographical novel" about the B-movie king's unexpected starring role in an A-list production directed by Mike Nichols, co-starring... (read more)

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Odd and the Frost Giants
Odd and the Frost Giants
by Neil Gaiman and Brett Helquist
Staff Pick
A Neil Gaiman story at any length is a treat. Odd and the Frost Giants is like the perfect finger food: brief but intensely, deliciously satisfying. If you aren't a fan of Norse mythology when you open the cover, you will be by the time you close it.... (read more)

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The Hot Kid: A Novel
The Hot Kid: A Novel
by Elmore Leonard
Staff Pick
I've only read two Elmore Leonard books, so I can't say for certain if The Hot Kid is his best novel — but I almost can't imagine a better one. Leonard is at the top of his game here, packing his period cops-and-robbers tale with vivid characters... (read more)

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Embracing the Wide Sky: A Tour Across the Horizons of the Mind
Embracing the Wide Sky: A Tour Across the Horizons of the Mind
by Daniel Tammet
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Who would you trust to write a tour of the horizons of the human brain? How about world-famous autistic savant Daniel Tammet, who once recited 22,514 digits of pi from memory? This fascinating book takes you inside the human mind, unveiling its many... (read more)

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When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
by George Carlin
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Curmudgeons and humor lovers, rejoice! Legendary comedian Carlin is back with even more outrageous, controversial observations and criticisms on everything from politics to the Ten Commandments.... (read more)

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Close Case (Samantha Kincaid Mysteries)
Close Case (Samantha Kincaid Mysteries)
by Alafair Burke
Staff Pick
Close Case is a breezy, entertaining read with a distinctive and appealing... (read more)

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Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know
Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know
by Paul Gravett
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Whether you're a novice or longtime reader, there's something of interest for you in Graphic Novels, an insightful and entertaining introduction to an art form whose popularity is growing steadily.... (read more)

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The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
by Max Brooks
Staff Pick
A chilling tour through faux-historical zombie plagues. From cannibal Cossacks making a poor choice of meat to a ship full of undead African slaves, it's hard to decide which is more frightening — actual history or zombie fiction — but it all makes... (read more)

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Haunted (UK Edition)
Haunted (UK Edition)
by Chuck Palahniuk
Staff Pick
You've gotta love the reviews piling up for Haunted: "provokes a lot more nausea and eye rolls than deep thoughts" (Booklist); "all but dares the reader to be seasick" (New York Times); "a catalog of atrocities" (Library Journal); and my personal... (read more)

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The Bones: A Novel
The Bones: A Novel
by Seth Greenland
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I'm generally dubious about literary depictions of the comic life, but when no less a comedian than Larry David (creator of Curb Your Enthusiasm) calls a novel a "tour de force... (read more)

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Bicycle Diaries
Bicycle Diaries
by David Byrne
Staff Pick
Talking Heads fans will flock to this book. Bicycle enthusiasts will shove each other out of the way to get the first copy. But it's the cyclists who are also Talking Heads fans that you really have to watch out for, because they're going to be... (read more)

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Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
by Jeff Mapes
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Mapes's fantastic and inspiring Pedaling Revolution deserves to be read by everyone, from the cycle-curious to the cycle-phobic. Love it or hate it, the pedaling revolution is upon us — read all about it!... (read more)

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Peter and the Shadow Thieves
Peter and the Shadow Thieves
by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Staff Pick
A perfect adventure for a lazy summer day, Peter and the Shadow Thieves is Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's thrilling follow-up to Peter and the Starcatchers. The new book is every bit as clever and exciting, as it sweeps us from the fantasia of Neverland... (read more)

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When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
by George Carlin
Staff Pick
Curmudgeons and humor lovers, rejoice! Legendary comedian Carlin is back with even more outrageous, controversial observations and criticisms on everything from politics to the Ten Commandments.... (read more)

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Fragile Things 1st Edition
Fragile Things 1st Edition
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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Bridge of Sighs (Vintage Contemporaries)
Bridge of Sighs (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Richard Russo
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Russo is a modern master of absorbing characters, brilliantly sharp dialogue, and a warm-hearted yet strangely thrilling storytelling style. The only sighs this elegiac novel produces are of wistful satisfaction.... (read more)

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