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ISBN: 9781591842590
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Published: Portfolio - June 11th, 2009

When Hugh MacLeod was a struggling young copywriter, living in a YMCA, he started to doodle on the backs of business cards while sitting at a bar. Those cartoons eventually led to a popular blog - gapingvoid.com - and a reputation for pithy insight and humor, in both words and pictures.

By Joan Didion, David Thomson (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780374529949
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - November 15th, 2005

This book has a brevity that is stunning. It reminds me that stark writing is just as good as long-winded prose. Sometimes better. It takes you into the empty dark side of the 1960s. Joan Didion is masterful. Read it.

ISBN: 9780679723165
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Published: Vintage Books USA - March 13th, 1989

This is the most beautiful book I have ever read. It's a classic but I still think it deserves a shelf talker. It feelsl ike reading a poem. The language is lush and intoxicating.

ISBN: 9780786711031
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Published: Da Capo Press - January 6th, 2003

If you think his is just another Joyce Carol Oates book, think again. Psychological, chilling, and at the same time beautifully written, I couldn't put it down. A must-read novella.

ISBN: 9780385344142
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Published: Bantam - December 21st, 2010

I am not usually one to read historical fiction, but since I grew up loving Carroll’s work I gave it a shot. It paints a vivid picture of its characters and makes you want to dive into the rabbit hole. For the romantically curious sort.

By Peter S. Beagle, Mel Grant (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780451450524
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Published: Roc - November 1st, 2011

The 30th anniversary of a fantasy classic from Peter S. Beagle!