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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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The Buying of the President 2004: Who's Really Bankrolling Bush and His Democratic Challengers -- and What They Expect in Return
The Buying of the President 2004: Who's Really Bankrolling Bush and His Democratic Challengers -- and What They Expect in Return
by Charles Lewis
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In a refreshingly non-partisan style, Lewis examines the financial entanglements that mire the political process. You'll be shocked at how little your vote may count. This book is like having a smoke-filled room in the palm of your hand.... (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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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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James Bond Movie Posters: The Official 007 Collection
James Bond Movie Posters: The Official 007 Collection
by Tony Nourmand
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Who wouldn't want to receive this as a present? A collection of 007's movie posters from around the world, this book is not only a wonderful retrospective of Bond's changes through the years, but it's also a fascinating look at the progression of how... (read more)

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Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter
Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter
by Tom Bissell
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If you've ever said to yourself (or your significant other), "as soon as I finish this level, I'll go to bed," you have to read Extra Lives. It's not so much a defense of video games as a willingness to explore the impact they have, for good and ill, in... (read more)

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Light
Light
by M. John Harrison
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If you enjoy authors like China Miéville and Iain M. Banks, you should really check out Light. A serial-killing quantum physicist's actions create ripples that are felt four hundred years in the future. Featuring a multi-layered plot that relies more on... (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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Tricked
Tricked
by Alex Robinson
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"Happily for members of the Alex Robinson cult their patience has been rewarded. Tricked avoids the sophomore slump by a considerable margin with Robinson taking his formula of intense, character-driven narratives and bold illustration to a new level... (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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Still Holding: A Novel of Hollywood
Still Holding: A Novel of Hollywood
by Bruce Wagner
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Wagner (creator of comic and mini-series Wild Palms) continues to eviscerate the Hollywood lifestyle with his trademark wit and candor. Still Holding is the most accessible and delightfully satirical of his trio of novels about the shaky foundations upon... (read more)

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The Coma
The Coma
by Alex Garland
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In The Coma, Alex Garland (author of The Beach and the film 28 Days Later) crafts a gripping novella that blurs the distinction between dreams and reality. The Coma has a menacing undertow that will resonate long after you've finished reading it.... (read more)

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Glue
Glue
by Irvine Welsh
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Who says punks can't age gracefully? A tale of four friends growing up and growing apart, Glue demonstrates a maturity and optimism typically absent in Welsh's oeuvre. This isn't to say that he's gone soft, or lost his frequently cruel sense of humor. He'... (read more)

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Boob Jubilee: The Cultural Politics of the New Economy
Boob Jubilee: The Cultural Politics of the New Economy
by Thomas Frank and Dave Mulcahey
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"Like almost every book on politics and culture, I don't agree with all the sentiments, but there is a good deal of food for thought contained within. Whether they are discussing the economic fallacies of the dotcom billions, Republican hypocrisy in the... (read more)

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The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories
The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories
by Steve Almond
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The short stories collected here are witty, observant, and nuanced. If there is any justice in the world of letters, The Evil B.B. Chow will be the book that catapults Steve Almond from the ghetto of "cult writer" status into the realm of America's A... (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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The Coma
The Coma
by Alex Garland
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In The Coma, Alex Garland (author of The Beach and the film 28 Days Later) crafts a gripping novella that blurs the distinction between dreams and reality. The Coma has a menacing undertow that will resonate long after you've finished reading it.... (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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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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