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Andy Greenwald is an American author, critic, podcaster, screenwriter, and television producer. From 2011 to 2015, he was a staff writer and principal TV writer for Bill Simmons' ESPN website Grantland.
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Alright, Alright, Alright
The Oral History of Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused
Melissa Maerz - 2020-11-17
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“Melissa Maerz’s brilliant oral history is the definitive account of a cult-classic movie that took a slow ride into the Seventies and defined the Nineties.” –Rob Sheffield, Rolling StoneThe definitive oral history of the cult classic  Dazed and Confused , featuring behind-the-scenes stories from the cast, crew, and Oscar-nominated director Richard...
Andy Greenwald
2020-11-17T21:17:52.000Z
This book is truly great -- check out an excerpt here!      source
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The Memory Police
A Novel
Yoko Ogawa - 2020-07-28 (first published in 1994)
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*** 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST ****** NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF THE YEAR *** A haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor.On an unnamed island off an unnamed coast, objects are disappearing: first hats, then ribbons, birds, roses--until things bec...
Andy Greenwald
2020-10-08T19:44:43.000Z
This is one of the best books I've read in 2020. And this creative team for it is 🤯.      source
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The Last Good Kiss
James Crumley - 1988-11-05 (first published in 1978)
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An unforgettable detective story starring C.W. Sughrue, a Montana investigator who kills time by working at a topless bar. Hired to track down a derelict author, he ends up on the trail of a girl missing in Haight-Ashbury for a decade. The tense hunt becomes obsessive as Sughrue takes a haunting journey through the underbelly of America's sleaziest...
Andy Greenwald
2018-03-22T21:42:46.000Z
This is one of my all-time favorite books. Please read (or re-read) along!      source
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Stone Arabia
A Novel
Dana Spiotta - 2012-07-10 (first published in 2011)
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From a National Book Award nominee, “a smart, subtle, moving story about the complicated business of knowing the people you love” (Book Forum). In the sibling relationship, “there are no first impressions, no seductions, no getting to know each other,” says Denise Kranis. For Denise and her brother, Nik, now in their forties, no relationship is mor...
Andy Greenwald
2018-02-11T14:34:23.000Z
Stone Arabia by Dana Spiotta. Then read any other book by Dana Spiotta.      source
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Return to the Dark Valley
Santiago Gamboa - 2017-09-19 (first published in 2016)
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Gritty Central and South American lives from an underground Colombian literary voice. Santiago Gamboa is one of Colombia's most exciting young writers. In the manner of Roberto Bolano, Gamboa infuses his kaleidoscopic, cosmopolitan stories with a dose of inky dark noir that makes his novels intensely readable, his characters unforgettable, and his ...
Andy Greenwald
2017-09-15T21:58:48.000Z
RETURN TO THE DARK VALLEY is also a semi-sequel to NIGHT PRAYERS, one of my favorite books of the 21st century.      source
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Vision
The Complete Collection
Gabriel Hernandez Walta - 2019-11-26 (first published in 2018)
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A super hero story like no other. He was created to kill the Avengers - but he turned against his "father." He found a home among Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and love in the arms of the Scarlet Witch. It didn't end well. Now, the Vision just wants an ordinary life - with a wife and two children, a home in the suburbs, perhaps even a dog. But it won't...
Andy Greenwald
2016-08-03T14:54:22.000Z
Related to last RT: @TomKingTK's VISION (@Marvel) is the best comic book I've read in years.      source
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Total Chaos
Marseilles Trilogy, Book One (Marseilles Trilogy, 1)
Jean-Claude Izzo - 2013-05-07 (first published in 1995)
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Book One in the Marseilles TrilogyThe Marseilles trilogy, featuring ex-cop Fabio Montale, is a classic of European crime fiction. Its publication was the catalyst for the foundation of an entire literary movement, Mediterranean noir, and made its author an overnight celebrity. Europa is Proud to reissue the entire trilogy this summer in new edition...
Andy Greenwald
2016-07-11T21:08:26.000Z
If you like crime novels, alcohol, existential malaise and/or Mediterranean cuisine, you need to read this book.      source
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Night Prayers
Santiago Gamboa - 2016-03-01 (first published in 2012)
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A Colombian philosophy student is arrested in Bangkok and accused of drug trafficking. Unless he enters a guilty plea he will almost certainly be sentenced to death. But it is not his own death that weighs most heavily on him but a tender longing for his sister, Juana, whom he hasn't seen for years. Before he dies he wants nothing more than to be r...
Andy Greenwald
2016-04-04T15:36:07.000Z
This is the best book I've read in a very long time. RIYL: Bolaño, Murakami, gin poured over lots of ice.      source
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Dancing Bear
James Crumley - 1984-01-01 (first published in 1983)
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Detective Milo Dragovitch spends too much time boozing until he gets caught up in a case involving two-bit criminals and an old lady on the run.His friends call him Milo. No one has ever called him Bud except his father, long dead, and now Sarah Weddington, stirring painful memoires and offering him his first case since he abandoned his private pra...
Andy Greenwald
2016-02-26T01:34:52.000Z
Sometimes I start reading other books. But then I remember this is the only one I like.      source
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The Long Good-Bye
Raymond Chandler - 2010-10-01 (first published in 1953)
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The Long Good-bye is a classic novel by Raymond Chandler, the master of hard-boiled crime.Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead and he needs to get out of LA fast. So he turns to his only friend in the world: Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator. He's willing to help a man down on his luck, but later, Lennox co...
Andy Greenwald
2016-01-06T16:11:14.000Z
Chandler, "The Long Goodbye;" Thornberg, "Dreamland;" Hughes, "In a Lonely Place;" Ellroy, "LA Confidential." And?      source
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World Gone By
Dennis Lehane - 2016-01-05
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The Dreadful Lemon Sky by John D. MacDonald
The Turquoise Lament by John D. MacDonald
The Scarlet Ruse by John D. MacDonald
The Long Lavender Look by John D. MacDonald
A Tan and Sandy Silence by John D. MacDonald
The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper by John D. MacDonald
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One Fearful Yellow Eye by John D. MacDonald
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The Quick Red Fox by John D. MacDonald
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Nightmare in Pink by John D. MacDonald
A Purple Place for Dying by John D. MacDonald
The Deep Blue Good-by by John D. MacDonald
In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes
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L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy
Dreamland by Newton Thornburg