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Nothing but the Night by John Williams - Book Review

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781681373072
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Published: NYRB Classics - February 12th, 2019

An at times desultory, desperate, and dreamlike day in the life of a young man in New York City. Arthur Maxley's interactions with friends, his father, and a strange girl in a club pose challenges, and when the day inevitably ends, what the night brings is much more than nothing. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Murder by the Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens's London by Claire Harman - Book Review

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520399
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Published: Knopf - March 26th, 2019

Nearly half a century before prostitutes began encountering an infamous serial killer in the Whitechapel district of the city, another murder galvanized the city of London. The victim was Lord William Russell, a prominent member of a social class that regarded murder among their ranks as more of a personal affront than a brutal crime. Pundits were quick to point out that Lord Russell's gruesome demise was probably inspired by the proliferation of popular novels that, at least in the minds of a titillated public, glorified such depravity. Much to his displeasure, Charles Dickens was included among the inflammatory cadre of authors. This book is both a compelling murder mystery and an insightful look at the impact of popular culture on public behavior.


The Girls at 17 Swann Street: A Novel by Yara Zgheib - Book Review

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781250202444
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 5th, 2019

Anna arrived at 17 Swann Street as her last resort. Faced with an eating disorder, she meets other woman with similar illnesses and who, like Anna, are working towards their recoveries. This story is powerful and at times heartbreaking. Beautifully written and full of determination, strength, and honesty, this is a must-read by a very talented author. ~ Reviewed by Suzanne Rice


Elevation by Stephen King - Book Review

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$15.96
ISBN: 9781982102319
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Published: Scribner - October 30th, 2018

Once again the maestro pulls at heart-strings while attempting to bring us all together. King is in true form here, drawing well-defined and uniquely real characters, as they show us that despite our differences we can all come together as people and share our lives with one another, that through tragedy and triumph we can all become elevated. ~ Reviewed by Alex Bell


Vita Nostra: A Novel by Sergey and Marina Dyachenko - Book Review

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062694591
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Published: Harper Voyager - November 13th, 2018

A dark, compelling Russian fantasy with obvious comparisons to Harry Potter or The Magicians except it takes its own gritty approach to this territory. Sasha and her classmates are chosen, willing or not, to attend the Institute of Special Technologies and failure has it own dire consequences for their friends and family. I found myself drawn in by the original magic system; leave your wands and your reality at home. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross (Pantheon Graphic Library) by Alex Ross - Book Review

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By Alex Ross, Chip Kidd, J. J. Abrams (Introduction by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781101871973
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Published: Pantheon - October 2nd, 2018

A collection of the master comic artist Alex Ross artwork designing Marvel characters. But also, the story of a young Alex’s drive to draw and wear his superhero passion; includes fun photos and artworks from his childhood that show his progression. Great gift book for a Marvel fan. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


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