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Kafka on the Shore
Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami
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Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who... (read more)

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Just Kids
Just Kids
by Patti Smith
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In her memoir Just Kids, Smith chronicles her lifelong friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. A gifted wordsmith, she's vividly observant and sometimes painfully self-aware, with a voice possessed not only of yearning but also of experience.... (read more)

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Cloud Atlas: A Novel
Cloud Atlas: A Novel
by David Mitchell
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While it was hard to narrow down my list to just five "best of" picks, I didn't have to think twice about what would be my favorite book of the year. In Cloud Atlas Mitchell again uses the format of connecting short stories with recurring motifs into a... (read more)

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Number9dream
Number9dream
by David Mitchell
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Against the hyperkinetic backdrop of twenty-first-century Tokyo, Eiji Miyake searches for the father who abandoned him. Dreams and fantasy, fact and fiction merge in a complex narrative that rewards the ambitious reader. David Mitchell continues to prove... (read more)

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Habibi
Habibi
by Craig Thompson
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In Habibi, Craig Thompson strides into a minefield and emerges with an abundance of love, presenting a graphic novel of such dazzling scope, it took nearly seven years to create.... (read more)

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Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas
by David Mitchell
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While it was hard to narrow down my list to just five "best of" picks, I didn't have to think twice about what would be my favorite book of the year. In Cloud Atlas Mitchell again uses the format of connecting short stories with recurring motifs into a... (read more)

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The Devil All the Time
The Devil All the Time
by Donald Ray Pollock
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In The Devil All the Time, Pollock mixes equal parts Tod Browning (Freaks) and Davis Grubb (The Night of the Hunter) to concoct an entirely original work that is as heartfelt as it is visceral. Simply put, it's an astonishing debut novel.... (read more)

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Zazen
Zazen
by Vanessa Veselka
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Portlander Vanessa Veselka has written a phenomenal debut novel that kicks ass and takes names. Zazen (which is set in an slightly alternate universe, but is still wonderfully and satirically recognizable as Portland) is a brilliant, moving, maddening... (read more)

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Porno
Porno
by Irvine Welsh
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Few writers are capable of addressing the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy that pervades modern culture with the clarity and ferocious wit of Irvine Welsh. In this sequel to Trainspotting, Welsh continues to give voice to the dispossessed and prove that... (read more)

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Bad Monkeys (P.S.)
Bad Monkeys (P.S.)
by Matt Ruff
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Bad Monkeys twists, turns, shifts, and shakes its way through the story of Jane Charlotte, a woman who claims to be a member of a clandestine organization dedicated to fighting evil known as the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons. A gripping... (read more)

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Sputnik Sweetheart
Sputnik Sweetheart
by Haruki Murakami
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In this compact volume, Murakami has once again concocts a literary Mobius strip of life, longing and shifting realities. If you've been afraid to read Murakami, this is a golden oppurtunity. Sputnik Sweetheart is a perfect introduction for those new to... (read more)

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Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls
Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls
by Matt Ruff
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Seattle author Matt Ruff presents one of the most inventive and addictive novels of recent memory. Protagonist Andrew Gage suffers from multiple personality disorder. When he meets a young woman suffering from the same affliction, the fragile coexistence... (read more)

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Broken Angels
Broken Angels
by Richard K Morgan
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This is not your father's science fiction. Richard K. Morgan's wonderfully constructed antihero Takeshi Kovacs is back. The only thing that flows faster than the bullets is Morgan's imagination. Slick and hyperkinetic, Broken Angels is a worthy follow-up... (read more)

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (The Millennium Trilogy #3)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (The Millennium Trilogy #3)
by Stieg Larsson
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Picking up mere moments after the cliffhanger ending of The Girl Who Played with Fire, this final book in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy brings the adventures of Salander and Blomkvist to a thunderous and satisfying conclusion.... (read more)

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The Ends of Our Tethers: Thirteen Sorry Stories
The Ends of Our Tethers: Thirteen Sorry Stories
by Alasdair Gray
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"The Ends of Our Tethers makes a welcome addition to Gray's canon. While Gray's longtime readers may find themselves wishing for something more substantive, they will be hard-pressed to find many flaws in this subtle and pleasing collection. Readers... (read more)

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The Raw Shark Texts
The Raw Shark Texts
by Steven Hall
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In The Raw Shark Texts, Steven Hall produces a novel that is both literary bravura and a thoughtful meditation of identity and loss. A stunning debut by a writer of enormous talent.... (read more)

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The Wolves in the Walls
The Wolves in the Walls
by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
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This rather spooky story centers on Lucy, a girl who believes there are wolves in the walls of her home — and she's right! The ways she and her family deal with a houseful of wolves make for a captivatingly strange and winning tale.... (read more)

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Misfortune
Misfortune
by Wesley Stace
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Misfortune is the most riotously funny and thoroughly engaging Victorian gender-bending epic you'll read this (or quite possibly any) year. Wesley Stace is a writer of considerable gifts and Misfortune marks an auspicious literary debut.... (read more)

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Profoundly Disturbing: The Shocking Movies That Changed History
Profoundly Disturbing: The Shocking Movies That Changed History
by Joe Bob Briggs
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Joe Bob is as irreverent as ever as he explores the films that, as the title implies, were received by critics and public alike as "profoundly disturbing." No matter which film he's talking about, Briggs successfully conveys to the reader the cultural... (read more)

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After Dark
After Dark
by Haruki Murakami
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More menace than melancholy, readers will find After Dark a deliciously dark entry in Murakami's oeuvre.... (read more)

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