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White Noise by Don DeLillo
White Noise
by Don DeLillo
recommended for: people who take pop culture seriously
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A caricature of the po-mo humanities professor (head of the "Hitler Studies" department) is obsessed with his own demise.

First published in 1985, White Noise predates widespread access to cable TV, the VCR, Internet, and the radical brand
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The World Inside by Robert Silverberg
The World Inside
by Robert Silverberg
recommended for: sf fans, speculative futurists
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One of science fiction's trustworthy tactics is to expand a contemporary fear into a complex possible future. Living among the growing Baby Boomers, Silverberg enacts this trope to great effect in The World Inside as he constructs an extreme response ...more
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iWoz by Steve Wozniak
iWoz
by Steve Wozniak
recommended for: apple geeks
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Charming auto-biography from the Woz. Choppy prose and heavy-handed didactic moments detract somewhat from an otherwise fascinating story.

Fanboys will appreciate Woz's take on well-tread Apple mythology.

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From Counterculture to Cyberculture by Fred Turner
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Compelling, scholarly analysis of the influence of the West Coast communalist movement of the late 60s/ early 70s on the development of 1990s cyber-optimism. Nearly biographical account specifically of Stewart Brand of the Whole Earth Catalog / WELL.
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The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima
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Tender love story of two kids living in a small fishing village in postwar Japan. As their relationship grows, we see the reliance, reverence, and sensitivity of the island community to its natural environment. Heartwarming but not in an Oprah's Book ...more
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The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
The Crying of Lot 49
by Thomas Pynchon
recommended for: fans of wordplay, science-fiction, and psychedelia
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Pynchon brings to mind the saturated hues of Connery-era Bond in this manic celebration of 1960's California. Willy nilly double-entendre and semiotic recklessness had me laughing out loud on the subway and giggling in the lunchroom at work.
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Kill Your Boyfriend by Grant Morrison
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Forever . . . by Judy Blume
Forever . . .
by Judy Blume (Goodreads Author)
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Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
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Faeries, Bears, and Leathermen by Peter Hennen
Faeries, Bears, and Leathermen: Men in Community Queering the Masculine
by Peter Hennen
recommended for: queer/gender scholars, ethnographers, sociology students looking for models,
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Ethnographic investigation of three gay subcultures in pursuit of new insight to their mobilization of masculinity. Solid balance of theory, fieldwork, lived experience, and archival history. The development of these three communities over the decade ...more
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