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Inherent Vice: A Novel By Thomas Pynchon Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143117568
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Penguin Books - July 27th, 2010

My all-time favorite book, and a perfect entry point into the world of Pynchon. It's got everything you want from 1960s LA - beach culture, stoner humor, hippies, bikers, corrupt cops - all packed neatly into some 400 pages & with a killer soundtrack to boot.

 


Review by Connor

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Dinosaurs: A Novel By Lydia Millet Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324066125
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 22nd, 2023

What a wonderful novel. After a bad break up, lonely, heartbroken, middle-aged Gil moves to Arizona to begin again. His new neighbors live in a glass walled house and Gil studies them as he studies the local flora and fauna, eventually becoming much more than a mere spectator. In this look and ordinary life, Millet somehow delivers a novel that is at once foreboding and comforting. 

And Gil. Gil will restore your faith (or at least begin to) in humanity and maybe even straight, white men. 

In a word, captivating.


Review by Erin

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Disorientation: A Novel By Elaine Hsieh Chou Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593298374
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Penguin Books - March 21st, 2023

A campus novel like no other! A sharply written satire novel with a protagonist that makes many mistakes but ultimately triumphs in the end. A new favorite read of 2022!


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A Touch of Jen By Beth Morgan Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316704274
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Back Bay Books - February 21st, 2023

This is possibly the most wild book I've read. You got role playing, an odd love triangle, surfing  and a literal monster at the end of this book! 


Review by Rosa

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Man-Eaters Volume 1 By Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk (By (artist)), Lia Miternique (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk (By (artist)), Lia Miternique (By (artist))
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534311435
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Image Comics - March 5th, 2019

Oh, did I miss Cain's special blend of pop culture satire and zany camp! Here's the deal: menstruation turns teen girls into massive killer cats. Luckily, capitalism (aka THE MAN) has delivered a range of products to eliminate periods once and for all. Except... a cat attack plagues our teen heroine's Portland suburb. 

If you like BITCH PLANET and teen angst, MAN-EATERS is totally on brand!