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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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Coraline
Coraline
by Neil Gaiman
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Coraline and her parents have moved to a new flat. One rainy day, with her parents too busy to entertain her, Coraline takes her father's suggestion and begins exploring her new house from top to bottom. She discovers a curious, locked door in the... (read more)

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Chronic City
Chronic City
by Jonathan Lethem
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Chase is a former child actor rediscovering fame as the fiancé of an astronaut stranded in space. With a cast that includes a ghostwriter, a minor NYC bureaucrat, a grizzled pop critic, and a tiger that randomly appears throughout Manhattan, Chronic... (read more)

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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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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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Sayonara, Gangsters
Sayonara, Gangsters
by Genichiro Takahashi
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"There is a scene in the beginning of Sayonara, Gangsters describing a string of presidential assassinations. One president is killed by an explosive piece of bubble gum that takes his head clean off of his shoulders. By the time I finished Sayonara... (read more)

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Hip: The History
Hip: The History
by John Leland
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"When all is said and done, Hip: The History is not concerned with passing fads. The transient notions of hip that have passed through history still leave their cultural fingerprints on society today....While it's impossible to say what will be hip in... (read more)

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Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems
Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems
by David Rakoff
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"Don't Get Too Comfortable is a gratifying reading experience for the misanthrope in all of us. Rakoff has a style and wit that is appropriately cruel towards its deserving targets. If you actually enjoy foie gras, performance art, or stalking... (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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The View from the Seventh Layer
The View from the Seventh Layer
by Kevin Brockmeier
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Brockmeier's prose is at once fanciful and meditative. This new collection of stories confirms his stature as one of America's most audacious fabulists.... (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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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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West of Here
West of Here
by Jonathan Evison
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Through vividly realized characters scattered across a century’s worth of compelling narrative, West of Here is a book that impeccably captures the spirit of the Pacific Northwest as a place where identities are discovered and destinies are forged.... (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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Kraken
Kraken
by China Mieville
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Miéville takes a walk on the Lovecraftian side in this tale of a giant squid and the forces that seek to control it. Kraken will please Miéville's die-hard fans and garner him new ones.... (read more)

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