Books

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Black Dogs

Black Dogs

I’m not even really sure where to begin with this one. To call it a throw-away would be to demean the author’s obvious talents….

Big If

Big If

Like many novels of its ilk (that ilk being post-modern), Big If concentrates on many stories and characters, eventually tying them all together by…

Big Fish

Big Fish

In a stunning turn of events, Mr. Hipster actually enjoyed a book! Was it great literature? No. Is it going to impress the real…

Being Dead

Being Dead

Narrated much in the same way as the movie Memento, Being Dead starts off with the murder of its protagonists. We then flash back…

The Autograph Man

The Autograph Man

Some might call it a sophomore slump. I call it biting off more than you can Jew. Before you call Smith’s editor or the…

Atmospheric Disturbances

Atmospheric Disturbances

If you’re a true nerd like me, you download the Slate book club podcast. If you’re even a bigger nerd, you download the podcast…

Animal's People

Animal’s People

Ah, the Indian novel. I mean the novel about India. It seems I’ve read more than a few, and all of them are stuffed…

Angry Candy

Angry Candy

People love this guy for some reason. Maybe it’s just dorky sci-fi dudes, but I’ve never had so many people comment on the book…

Absurdistan

Absurdistan

I always go into the reading of absurdist fiction with a skeptical eye. Absurdist in the way that the author uses absurd situations and…

2666

2666

An epic, 900-page novel made up of five books and loosely centered around hundreds of murders of young women in Mexico sounds like just…

11/22/63

11/22/63

It’s been, I don’t know, about 400 years since I last read a Stephen King book. Granted, there was a large chunk of my…