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Haunt by Laura Lee Bahr
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David Monroe and 7 other people liked Jennifer Slack's review of I Love Dick:
I Love Dick by Chris Kraus
"I really dislike this book. It is self-absorbed and mean-spirited, a deadly combination. I read it in November 2015 but gave it time before I felt comfortable sharing my response. You see, I have read many reviews that praise the book highly. I ha..." Read more of this review »
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I Love Dick by Chris Kraus
"I had to stop reading this. It feels like I've been tricked into participating in a cruel piece of performance art. The titular Dick is real life Dick Hebdige. He's a cultural critic who hangs out with Chris Kraus and her husband Sylvere one time...." Read more of this review »
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Silver Screen Fiend by Patton Oswalt
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Silver Screen Fiend by Patton Oswalt
"(I received a free advance copy of this via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.)

Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt wrote this unflinching account of his battle with addiction during the late ‘90s, but he didn’t spend his days cooking meth wi..." Read more of this review »
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Waypoint Kangaroo by Curtis C. Chen
Waypoint Kangaroo: A Novel
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Waypoint Kangaroo is the debut novel by Curtis Chen. It's a fun romp, filled with space ships, spies, a witty and likeable protagonist, interspersed with dire circumstances, and moments of hilarity. It's fast-paced, and un-putdownable.
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Gun Work by David J. Schow
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A solid crime/noir Hard Case Crime entry, but a bit too much ammosexual gun-porn exposition for my taste.
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“I realized, watching that supple and sinuous movement, that life was the only magic all humanity could agree upon.”

Carrie Brownstein
“That’s why all those records from high school sound so good. It’s not that the songs were better—it’s that we were listening to them with our friends, drunk for the first time on liqueurs, touching sweaty palms, staring for hours at a poster on the wall, not grossed out by carpet or dirt or crumpled, oily bedsheets. These songs and albums were the best ones because of how huge adolescence felt then, and how nostalgia recasts it now.”
Carrie Brownstein, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir

Cory Doctorow
“People actually like supporting the artists whose work they like. It makes them feel happy. You don’t have to force them. And if you force them, they don’t feel as good.”
Cory Doctorow, Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

Viet Thanh Nguyen
“Country music was the most segregated kind of music in America, where even whites played jazz and even blacks sang in the opera. Something like country music was what lynch mobs must have enjoyed while stringing up their black victims. Country music was not necessarily lynching music, but no other music could be imagined as lynching’s accompaniment. Beethoven’s Ninth was the opus for Nazis, concentration camp commanders, and possibly President Truman as he contemplated atomizing Hiroshima, classical music the refined score for the high-minded extermination of brutish hordes. Country music was set to the more humble beat of the red-blooded, bloodthirsty American heartland.”
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

Carrie Brownstein
“My favorite kind of musical experience is to feel afterward that your heart is filled up and transformed, like it is pumping a whole new kind of blood into your veins. This is what it is to be a fan: curious, open, desiring for connection, to feel like art has chosen you, claimed you as its witness.”
Carrie Brownstein, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir

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