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Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman
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This isn't really "A Low Culture Manifesto," but a collection of essays in which Klosterman makes observations on pop culture and formulates theories to explain these cultural phenomena. Klosterman isn't a particularly outstanding writer, but he has ...more
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Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
by Tom Robbins
recommended for: people who read books, even people who don't like books by Tom Robbins
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Tom Robbins wrote Fierce Invalids like Lawrence Taylor played football. It's crazy, aggressive, almost out of control, unpredictable, and amazing to watch. Really enjoyable too. I won't ruin the plot with a synopsis. Just go read the damn thing.

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Rabbit, Run by John Updike
Rabbit, Run (Rabbit Angstrom #1)
by John Updike
recommended for: people who read books
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Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom is one of John Updike's alter-egos, an anti-hero that you sometimes actually root for. Rabbit never left his hometown in western Pennsylvania, where he was a high school basketball star. He peaked early. Almost every success R ...more
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Good-Bye, Chunky Rice by Craig Thompson
Good-Bye, Chunky Rice
by Craig Thompson
recommended for: people who are past their miserable stuff
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My friend sab loaned me her copy. This is not a book per se, it's a graphic novel. Which means it's a comic book for adults, sort of like how action figures are dolls for boys. That said, it's a really good book, comic or otherwise. It's about choosi ...more
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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Remains of the Day
by Kazuo Ishiguro
recommended for: people who like to read books
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I had to read this book for a contemporary literature class in college. I enjoyed it so much that I gave a copy as a Christmas gift.
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
" If you like The Yellow Wallpaper then read Herland by the same author. "
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The Reluctant Mr. Darwin by David Quammen
The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (Great Discoveries)
by David Quammen (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: people who read books, especially people who read books and like natural history
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I always thought that Darwin's theory of evolution sprang forth from his brow, fully formed, after an apple hit him in the head while making careful notations on finch beaks in the Galapogos. I also thought he was an adventurer, gallivanting around t ...more
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Gutterfish by John-Paul Jimenez
Gutterfish
by John-Paul Jimenez
recommended for: people who read books, especially people who read books and have kids
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The best children's book I've read since I was a child. Who doesn't like a kids' book with subliminal evolutionary messages in an urban setting?
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