Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles: The Authorized Adaptation: by Ray Bradbury, illustrations by Dennis Calero
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Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles: The Authorized Adaptation: by Ray Bradbury, illustrations by Dennis Calero

Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles: The Authorized Adaptation by Ray Bradbury, illustrations by Dennis Calero Rating: 4.0/5.0 Publisher: Hill and Wang I get nervous around adaptations. I suppose…

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Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past: by Simon Reynolds
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Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past: by Simon Reynolds

Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past by Simon Reynolds Rating: 4.3/5.0 Publisher: Faber and Faber, Inc. The difficulty Simon Reynolds faces in Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction…

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Dirty South: by Ben Westhoff
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Dirty South: by Ben Westhoff

Dirty South by Ben Westhoff Rating: 4.5/5.0 Publisher: Chicago Review Press Ben Westhoff’s Dirty South caused controversy the second its cover art hit the web. Showing a back-facing…

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The Emperor of All Maladies- A Biography of Cancer: by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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The Emperor of All Maladies- A Biography of Cancer: by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Emperor of All Maladies- A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee Rating: 4.0/5.0 Publisher: Scribner By the end of our lives, one in two American men and…

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Wittgenstein’s Mistress: by David Markson
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Wittgenstein’s Mistress: by David Markson

Wittgenstein’s Mistress by David Markson Rating: 4.4/5.0 Publisher: Dalkey Archive Wittgenstein’s Mistress is a confounding book. Composed of a single, rambling narrative with no chapter or section breaks,…

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The Indie Cred Test: by Staff of Chunklet Magazine
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The Indie Cred Test: by Staff of Chunklet Magazine

The Indie Cred Test by Staff of Chunklet Magazine Rating: 4.5/5.0 Publisher: Chunklet Industries Have you ever wished that there were some kind of physical test you could…

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Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes: by Tamim Ansary
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Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes: by Tamim Ansary

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes by Tamim Ansary Rating: 4.0/5.0 Publisher: PublicAffairs In light of ongoing events across North Africa and the Middle…

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What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption: by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers
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What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption: by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers

What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers Rating: 4.5/5.0 Publisher: HarperCollins/Harper Business Change is in the air. It doesn’t matter…

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Decoded: by Jay-Z
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Decoded: by Jay-Z

Decoded by Jay-Z Rating: 4.1/5.0 Publisher: Spiegel & Grau I’ve always taken issue with Hip-Hop academia, especially when it comes to actual books about rap music. With few…

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What You See in the Dark: by Manuel Muñoz
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What You See in the Dark: by Manuel Muñoz

What You See in the Dark by Manuel Muñoz Rating: 4.0/5.0 Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill Set in late 1950’s California, Manuel Muñoz’s new novel, What You…

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