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Calling Mr. King
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Calling Mr. King by Ronald De Feo
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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Oh, this was a lot of fun. I've never seen a book with quite this format before, using found photographs scattered throughout to illustrate the story. Some of them are quite (delightfully) creepy. If you liked Lev Grossman's The Magicians, you should ...more
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Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Sister
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I really couldn't put this down. I read a giant chunk of it one night until I had to go to sleep & then finished it in the morning. I also made up my mind about halfway through who had done it & then had the pleasure of being totally wrong. W ...more
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The Beats by Paul Buhle
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This is more of an introduction or primer than I wanted, but could be great for some. The first section is about the Big Three: Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs. I didn't tell me anything I didn't already know (which I guess isn't surprising since I've r ...more
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Beautiful Shadow by Andrew    Wilson
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J.D. Salinger by Kenneth Slawenski
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I've never read a bio of Salinger & lord knows they must be difficult to write. Salinger is notorious for shunning any type of publicity or really any contact with the public for the last 40 or so years of his life. This bio is certainly exhausti ...more
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Just Kids by Patti Smith
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