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Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
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The title character is a grown-up Huck Finn, out of territory, and returned to southern mid-America--lto live in a ramshackle houseboat on the Tennessee River outside of Knoxville, to be exact. The Huck Finn echoes are reinforced by the unforgettable...more
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Best Music Writing 2009 by Greil Marcus
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The tenth volume of this essential anthology series is one of the best. Editor Greil Marcus sequences pieces on M.I.A., Jay Reatard, Britney Spears, Geechie Wiley, jazz writer Phil Shaap, Mexican emo fans, and others in such a way that what you're th...more
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
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This thriller, set in Sweden, was written by a dead man. Literally. After submitting three manuscripts, Larsson, a journalist and expert on the Neo-Nazi movement in Sweden, dropped dead. It somehow seems to echo the strange connections, oddball chara...more
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Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
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For two years, my esteemed comrade Mr. Boland has implored me to read DISGRACE. This weekend, I did. It is truly among the best novels I have ever read. Coetzee is a white South African emigrated to Australia, and, among other things, this novel is a...more
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The Secret Parts of Fortune by Ron Rosenbaum
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It's hard for me to imagine an essay collection that is as thought-provoking, pleasurable, and varied (in equal proportions) as this one. Rosenbaum is a "buff buff"; in other words, he's fascinated by the phemonena that generate obsessive study. He's...more
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I'm Sorry You Feel That Way by Diana Joseph
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I've been trying to put my finger on what makes Joseph's pungently and accurately titled collection of memoirs so unique since I finished it in late spring--the best I can say is it is transcendently unliterary. The woman has parent issues, picks bad...more
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Another Day at the Front by Ishmael Reed
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Reed will make you think, laugh, and scream. In this essay collection, he will introduce you to the concept of the Negro-Saxon (descendents of W.E.B. Dubois' "Talented Tenth" who now front for white conservatism), remind you that Jews, Irish, and Ita...more
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Deadline by Chris Crutcher
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A boy finds out he is terminally ill right before his senior year. He decided to not tell anyone and make it the year of his lifetime--going out for football, going after the girl he's always admired. He finds that keeping the secret though, has cons...more
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Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
by Neal Shusterman (Goodreads Author)
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During the teen years, parents can send their kids off to be taken apart and their parts used for organ donation. (If your parents don't think you're worthy, bye-bye forever.)

I like it even though it was not the sort of book I usually like. Kind of...more
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John Waters by Todd Oldham
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The best item in a series of books of photographs of eccentric interiors of the semi-rich and infamous, this takes you inside the truly unique Baltimore home of filmmaker, essayist, and provocateur John Waters. If he chose, he could move out and it c...more
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