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Less Is Lost
Andrew Sean Greer - 2022-09-20
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In the follow-up to the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning Less, the awkward and lovable Arthur Less returns in an unforgettable road trip across America.“Go get lost somewhere, it always does you good.” For Arthur Less, life is going surprisingly well: he is a moderately accomplished novelist in a steady relationship with his partner, Freddy ...
Kurt Busiek
I'm currently reading LESS IS LOST by Andrew Sean Greer, and I gotta say, it's a delight. The previous book about the hapless Arthur Less won the Pulitzer, but this one seems funnier, warmer, slyer and more confident. I am, as they say in France, digging it the most.      source
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Mercury Pictures Presents
A Novel
Anthony Marra - 2022-08-02
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The epic tale of a brilliant woman who must reinvent herself to survive, moving from Mussolini's Italy to 1940s Los AngelesLike many before her, Maria Lagana has come to Hollywood to outrun her past. Born in Rome, where every Sunday her father took her to the cinema instead of church, Maria immigrates with her mother to Los Angeles after a childhoo...
Kurt Busiek
I am currently reading MERCURY PICTURES PRESENTS by Anthony Marra, and it is really good. Just so's you know.      source
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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
A novel
Gabrielle Zevin - 2022-07-05
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In this exhilarating novel by the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry two friends--often in love, but never lovers--come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality.On a bitter-cold day, in the December of his juni...
Kurt Busiek
This is an excellent book and I recommend it highly.      source
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The Mutual Friend
A Novel
Carter Bays - 2022-06-07
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From the co-creator of How I Met Your Mother, a hilarious and thought-provoking comedy of manners set in New York City, following a sprawling cast of characters as they navigate life, love, loss, ambition, and spirituality--without ever looking up from their phonesIt's the summer of 2015, and Alice Quick needs to get to work. She's twenty-eight yea...
Kurt Busiek
This book really reads like a novel by the co-creator of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. It’s clever, it’s funny and thoughtful, it’s about young people in New York City and ambitions and connections (and missed connections) and mistakes and unsuspected depths and more. But it doesn’t…      source
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Utopia Avenue
A Novel
David Mitchell - 2020-07-14
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The long-awaited new novel from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks.Utopia Avenue is the strangest British band you’ve never heard of. Emerging from London’s psychedelic scene in 1967 and fronted by folk singer Elf Holloway, guitar demigod Jasper de Zoet, and blues bassist Dean Moss, Utopia Avenue released only ...
Kurt Busiek
I don't know that I'll still be reading it by Friday, so I'll mention here that I'm currently reading UTOPIA AVENUE by David Mitchell, and 20% in, at least, it's really enjoyable. Terrific writing, memorable characters, a vivid sense of setting.      source
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Nicola Griffith - 2022-04-19
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The girl knows she has a destiny before she even knows her name. She grows up in the wild, in a cave with her mother, but visions of a faraway lake come to her on the spring breeze, and when she hears a traveler speak of Artos, king of Caer Leon, she knows that her future lies at his court.And so, brimming with magic and eager to test her strength,...
Kurt Busiek
I am currently reading SPEAR by Nicola Griffith and it is terrific.      source
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Digger Unearthed
The Complete Tenth Anniversary Collection
Ursula Vernon - 2022-12-06
The story of a wombat on an incredible journey of discovery Kurt Busiek calls "utterly charming with a delightful (and refreshingly practical) hero."...
Kurt Busiek
Six days to go. It’s a terrific book. Check it, as they say, out.      source
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Cloud Cuckoo Land
A Novel
Anthony Doerr - 2021-09-28
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When everything is lost, it’s our stories that survive....
Kurt Busiek
Since I’m not going to finish another book this year, here are the four best books I read in 2021: GREAT CIRCLE by Maggie Shipstead, THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY by Amor Towles, CLOUD CUCKOO LAND by Anthony Doerr and BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME by Julia Claiborne Johnson.      source
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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
Stillwater by Zdarsky & Perez, Volume 1 by Chip Zdarsky
Kirby & Lee by John Morrow
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
The Stand by Stephen King
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
The Color of Money by Walter Tevis