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The Martian
Andy Weir - 2014-10-28 (first published in 2012)
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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars's surface, with no way to signal Earth that he's alive. And even if he could get word out, h...
Kurt Busiek
@RogerLo71650762 No, Iloved THE MARTIAN and didn’t much like his second book. But PHM is on my list, and I’ll get to it in time.      source
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A Girl from Yamhill
A Memoir
Beverly Cleary - 2016-04-05 (first published in 1988)
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Told in her own words, A Girl from Yamhill is Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary’s heartfelt and relatable memoir—now with a beautifully redesigned cover!Generations of children have read Beverly Cleary’s books. From Ramona Quimby to Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse to Ellen Tebbits, she has created an evergreen body of work based on the humo...
Kurt Busiek
RIP Beverly Cleary. Loved her books as a kid, loved her memoir, A GIRL FROM YAMHILL, as an adult.      source
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News of the World
Paulette Jiles - 2017-06-20 (first published in 2016)
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In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.In the wake of the Civil...
Kurt Busiek
Award-screener DVD arrival of the day. I read the book just recently, and enjoyed it.      source
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Susan Orlean
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Thomas Hardy - 2003-05-27 (first published in 1891)
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An alternate cover edition for this ISBN can be found here.'How could I be expected to know? I was a child when I left this house four months ago. Why didn't you tell me there was danger in men-folk? Why didn't you warn me? 'When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their...
Kurt Busiek
It was either TESS OF THE FUCKING D’URBERVILLES or SILAS MARNER. I liked TESS more when I read it as an adult, and I bet I’d like SILAS MARNER more, too. I don’t understand why they give some of these books to adolescents to read.      source
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Radiant Black, Volume 1
Kyle Higgins - 2021-08-24
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"The perfect superhero comic for anyone missing Invincible..." - Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible)THE MOST-ACCLAIMED NEW SERIES OF 2021!Visionary writer Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Ultraman) and artist Marcelo Costa reinvent super heroes for a new generation! Nathan Burnett has just turned thirty and things aren't great ...
Kurt Busiek
@Cyberjaeger I think you should read it and find out. I shouldn't give out highlights for someone else’s book — but I bet you’ll like it! You could ask @KyleDHiggins, of course.      source
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The Stand
Stephen King - 2011-01-01 (first published in 1978)
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First come the days of the plague. Then come the dreams.Dreams that warn of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil.His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms....
Kurt Busiek
@pantalonemarco It’s a good book.      source
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Harry Khachatrian
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Kirby & Lee
Stuf’ Said! (Expanded Second Edition)
John Morrow - 2019-10-22
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For its 75th issue, the Jack Kirby Collector magazine presents this first-of-its-kind examination of the creators of the Marvel Universe, in an oversize book! It looks back at their own words, in chronological order, from fanzine, magazine, radio, and television interviews, to paint a picture of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s relationship―why it succeed...
Kurt Busiek
@NerdSector2814 The most interesting book on this stuff is KIRBY & LEE: STUF SAID by John Morrow, but I’ve also just picked up a lot over the years through conversations and interviews and such. The Dr. Strange/Droom stuff comes from reading the stories and seeing the connections.      source
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Stillwater by Zdarsky & Perez, Volume 1
Chip Zdarsky - 2021-03-23
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Nobody dies. In the town of Stillwater, that’s not just a promise. It’s a threat. Join superstar writer CHIP ZDARSKY (DAREDEVIL, THE WHITE TREES) and Eisner Award-winning artist RAMON PEREZ (TALES OF SAND, JANE) as they dive into a world of horror and intrigue in this new Skybound original series. Collects STILLWATER #1-6....
Kurt Busiek
So I just read STILLWATER 1 and 2 by @zdarsky @theramonperez @SpicerColor and hot damn, this is a gorgeous book with a cool premise and a riveting story, and it’s off to a great start. Like finding a lost Stephen King novel I’d never heard of before. I just hope it’s a long one.      source
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Brian Michael Bendis
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Water for Elephants
A Novel
Sara Gruen - 2007-05-01 (first published in 2006)
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Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion...
Kurt Busiek
I’m reading WATER FOR ELEPHANTS and enjoying it quite a bit. I realize that genre-wise, it’s “historical fiction,” but what do you call the writing style? I want to find more books this engaging, with this kind of clear, direct language and storytelling while still being smart.      source
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The Color of Money
Walter Tevis - 2003-05-01 (first published in 1984)
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"Tevis in unequaled when it comes to creating and sustaining the tension of a high stakes game. Even readers who have never lifted a cue will be captivated." -- Publishers Weekly Twenty years after he conquered the underground pool circuit as The Hustler, "Fast" Eddie Felson is playing exhibition matches with former rival Minnesota Fats in shopping...
Kurt Busiek
@gabrielhardman Have you ever read the book? The book is amazing.      source
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Paul Bloom