Frankissstein: by Jeanette Winterson
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Frankissstein: by Jeanette Winterson

Frankissstein is a retelling of Mary Shelley’s gothic classic with a big red kiss of a love story thrown in the middle.

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Year of the Monkey: by Patti Smith
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Year of the Monkey: by Patti Smith

Smith expertly lays down the lines to articulate the times before and after the 2016 presidential election in a way that is political only because it is deeply…

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Essays One: by Lydia Davis
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Essays One: by Lydia Davis

Essays One is a vivid demonstration of the voracity and playful rigor of Davis’ writing and thought.

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Rusty Brown: by Chris Ware
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Rusty Brown: by Chris Ware

Discovering a Chris Ware book is akin to stumbling into the coolest gallery in town.

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Disgraceland: by Jake Brennan
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Disgraceland: by Jake Brennan

Even if you’re already familiar with each and every story contained herein or well-versed in the podcast, the book is still very much worth checking out.

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The Shadow King: by Maaza Mengiste
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The Shadow King: by Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste wants to teach us about Ethiopia and pry our assumptions from our minds.

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The Outlaw Ocean: by Ian Urbina
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The Outlaw Ocean: by Ian Urbina

The Outlaw Ocean offers up in-depth looks at people, places and events that few of us will ever encounter, let alone read about anywhere else.

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The Grand Dark: by Richard Kadrey
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The Grand Dark: by Richard Kadrey

A book best imagined in black and white while a propulsive score to something like Mad Max: Fury Road creates a sonic wall between you and your everyday…

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Ghoster: by Jason Arnopp
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Ghoster: by Jason Arnopp

I Like to Watch: by Emily Nussbaum
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I Like to Watch: by Emily Nussbaum

Nussbaum’s reviews are close readings of media texts in which she demonstrates a gift for finding the details that display the essence of a television series.

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