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The Witches
The Witches
by Roald Dahl
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"With their third book for young readers, Gaiman and illustrator McKean are on their way to becoming the post-millennial Brothers Grimm. As visually breathtaking as it is scary, The Wolves in the Walls will delight readers of all ages."... (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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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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What I Talk about When I Talk about Running
What I Talk about When I Talk about Running
by Haruki Murakami
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Offers sparkling insights not only about the author's life, but about life itself.... (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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Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore
Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore
by Ray Loriga
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In the near future, a nameless drug dealer begins to sample his own product: a drug that erases memories. The chaos that ensues makes riveting, if frequently disorienting, reading. A mindbending novel of the highest order, Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore... (read more)

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Lanark: A Life in Four Books
Lanark: A Life in Four Books
by Alasdair Gray
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Lanark's eponymous character is a resident of Unthank, a dark, nearly deserted city, whose residents live in constant fear of disease and abduction by unknown forces. This novel is a successful fusion of Joyce, Dante and William Blake, wrapped up in a... (read more)

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Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century
Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century
by Hunter S Thompson
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I never thought that old Dr. Gonzo would ever be relevant again. Leave it to a conservative administration to prove me wrong. In this collection of pre- and post-9-11 writings, Kingdom of Fear shows that Thompson can still be witty, provocative and... (read more)

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Bad Monkeys
Bad Monkeys
by Matt Ruff
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"Ruff throws the reader some astounding curveballs, often necessitating the need to re-read and re-re-read some passages to make tentative sense of what's going on. In this way, Bad Monkeys pleasingly resembles cinematic brain corkscrews such as Memento... (read more)

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Killed: Great Journalism Too Hot to Print
Killed: Great Journalism Too Hot to Print
by David Wallis
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This collection of articles and essays, that never saw the light of day in the publications that commissioned them, shows that the "cover your ass and protect the bottom line" editorial stance is hardly new. Killed is great journalism given a new lease... (read more)

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Abuse Your Illusions: The Disinformation Guide to Media Mirages and Establishment Lies
Abuse Your Illusions: The Disinformation Guide to Media Mirages and Establishment Lies
by Russ Kick
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These essays, from some of the most potent radicals writing today, serve to fill the massive informational void that American corporate media chooses to ignore. Abuse Your Illusions is an essential addition to post-9/11 discourse.... (read more)

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League of Somebodies
League of Somebodies
by Samuel Sattin
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Imagine if Katherine Dunn had written The Fortress of Solitude while misreading Susan Faludi's Stiffed after a three-day laudanum binge. Fathers and sons, heroes and villains: they're pretty much the same thing in this darkly funny yet touching (and... (read more)

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The Savage Girl
The Savage Girl
by Alex Shakar
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If you've ever thought that marketing executives were a bunch of amoral philistines, The Savage Girl will confirm those fears. This darkly funny novel's portrayal of corporate co-opting of counter-culture gone amok will have you either howling with... (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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I Am Alive and You Are Dead: A Journey into the Mind of Philip K. Dick
I Am Alive and You Are Dead: A Journey into the Mind of Philip K. Dick
by Emmanuel Carrère
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While this book is liable to upset staunch Dick-heads, it is a thoroughly engaging exploration into the imagination that created the worlds of Blade Runner and Minority Report. It doesn't lay claim to be a totally factual life story, but it is an... (read more)

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Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines
Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines
by Bill Hicks
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"Hicks's humor wasn't for everyone, and during his lifetime, few had a chance to hear it. Love All the People gives a talented and insightful performer a second lease on life. What is tragic about Hicks's belated renaissance is that it seems very little... (read more)

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Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader
Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader
by Lester Bangs
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"Simply put, Lester Bangs is the Charles Bukowski of rock criticism. He may have been deranged and obnoxious, but he was honest. Main Lines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste provides a wealth of previously uncollected material sure to amuse, annoy, and... (read more)

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Misfortune: A Novel
Misfortune: A Novel
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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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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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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