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How to Self-Destruct: Making the Least of What's Left of Your Career
Got an advance reader's edition of this cheap somewhere. Funny thing, there's this graphic of these little guys inside boxes on the cover. Read this b ...more
Mar 2008
Nov 04, 2008
The Book of Leviathan
Although I knew Blegvad (one of my favorite songwriters) was a gifted illustrator, I never knew that he was a cartoonist, nor that he worked on the Pe ...more
Oct 2008
Nov 04, 2008
The Magic Toyshop
Bugs me a little to see Angela Carter constantly lumped in with genre fantasy writers and all manner of tripe. This cold domestic scenario filtered th ...more
Jan 1991
Nov 04, 2008
Songs of Innocence and Experience
I read this again and again. When our baby arrived, it came out again. Where do you begin ... anti-pedagogic, mystical, romantic, psychedelic, pretty, ...more
Jan 1986
Nov 04, 2008
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Possibly the single most misunderstood and/or most-hated text of all time? Bring this up at the water cooler and prepare to be lynched. If you're read ...more
Jan 2006
Nov 04, 2008
Silence: Lectures and Writings
Wherein John Cage predicts hip-hop in 1937. If you fear the disillusionment that will result from seeing every single one of Brian Eno's ideas in prin ...more
Jan 1988
Nov 04, 2008
Home Economics
Before "green" became a marketing scheme ... if we had all been paying attention, we might not now regard the culmination of our centuries-long campai ...more
Jan 1990
Nov 04, 2008
A Man Without a Country
Not his best? Who cares. He'd have kicked your as in his sleep. He helped set me straight in my youth, and I will miss him.
Jan 2005
Nov 04, 2008
A Confederacy of Dunces
Classic, incisive, outsider stuff. Thank god his mom published this.
Jan 2000
Nov 04, 2008
The Gnostic Gospels
Nothing esoteric here. Just good history.
Jan 2006
Nov 04, 2008