Review by Judd MorseOne of the most complex and engrossing novels I've ever read. I can't recommend this one enough. While the length of the book can be a little intimidating, 2666 is actually a collection of five small novels. Each novel focuses on a different character or group of characters, all of whom are somehow tied to the fiction town of Santa Teresa (based on Ciudad Juarez) and somehow connected to the hundreds of murders committed in the area over the course of several years. Bolano was one of the greats.
Review by Judd MorseA very interesting exercise in creative nonfiction. Each narrator brings a complexity to the overall plot and the characters around them that compliments the other. These are the Beats as younger, imperfect men; Kerouac is more aggressive, Burroughs is more coherent and grounded. There's also a really cool Afterward by a longtime friend of Burroughs, which details the strange history of "Hippos," providing some insight as to why exactly it took so long for this manuscript to see the light of day.
Review by Sebastian (John)An excellent review of why soil, like water, is a seriously endangered resource in the U.S. Read this, and what you walk on every day will take on a whole new perspective...and I hope, a great deal more respect.
Review by Sebastian (John)An interesting and well-illustrated book, but becoming quickly dated. There are two volumes to this series, and are best appreciated for the first-class dino art in them. BTW...I taught a dinosaur course for 15 years, so have a bit of experience with such texts.
Review by Sebastian (John)If you want an authoritative counter to the oft-repeated statement that "homosexuality is not normal" this book is it. Documenting same-sex mating in something like 450 species, Bagemihl clearly demonstrates that nature is far more creative in sexual matters than most folks can imagine. Equally important is his discussion of how a "Victorian" mindset distorted early studies of animal behavior, and even continues to this day. An excellent book.
Review by Sebastian (John)Fascinating and refreshingly new take on the fantasy genre. Highly recommended
Review by Sebastian (John)One of the most stimulating books I've read in many years. Thought-provoking, at times humorous, and well researched, this volume will challenge one of the most deeply (and now strongly argued) precepts of contemporary America...Monogamy! Drawing on studies of the Bonomo as well as modern hunter-gatherer societies, the authors argue that some contemporary societies, and most probably early human societies, were "fiercely" egalitarian...and that this extended to sexual relations. One might say that the "hippy" idea of "free love" predated the delightful 60's by many generations, and that it had (and should still have) an honored role in human history. Highly recommended. I loved the book and would delight in discussing it with folks who read it.
Review by Future ManJodorowski and Moebius are both in top form in this terribly disturbing and reality warping religious science fiction story.
Review by Future ManDo you remember the TV show Rugrats? Since then the creator has been delving into comics and this is her debut. Totally weird, totally amazing!
Review by Future ManNew adaptation of a classic story, turned silent graphic novel by the co-creator of the Persepolis movie adaptation.
Review by Future ManModern mythological origin story exploring concepts of consciousness, spirituality and colonialism.
Review by Future ManOne of the most exciting new writer/artists to break into comics since I started reading. This was his breakout and only a few years later, he is now known for writing some of the best books DC comics is publishing and also writes and draws the awesome post-apocalyptic adventure story Sweet Tooth published by Vertigo.
Review by Future ManBeautiful wordless comics told entirely through woodcut prints. Lynd Ward captures the horror of a post-WWI Germany within his existentially horrific style. Expressionism has never looked so good.
Review by Forest TapleyThis book is incredible! I first read "Desert Solitaire" and so I imagined E.A.'s writing from his nonfiction which was great, but nothing like his imaginative storytelling. "The Monkey Wrench Gang" is an exciting and classic adventure, it's instigating, inspiring, thought-provoking and offers an honest (if idealistic) glimpse into the "radical environmentalist" sabotage culture from the 70s. I particularly enjoy his detailed knowledge and descriptive prose that brings the book to life and educates you in the process. What more can I say? Read it! What a wonderful book!
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Review by Jackson TairesI received transmission from the future me who read this book and figured some things out. "This book kicks a$$." I trust me.
Review by David Zhangsome guy took a picture of me that ended up in this book
Review by David ZhangPsychedelic. Funny. a twisted retelling of the creation myths of several ancient civilizations. this is book 1 of a trilogy.