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North Woods: A Novel by Daniel Mason - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593597033
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Published: Random House - September 19th, 2023

A kaleidoscopic epic through space and time, place and mind. North Woods is a sweeping journey exploring the life-threads that weave the tapestry of not only our lives, but those who come before and after our brief time on Earth. Daniel Mason has written an instant classic. Bury me in this book. ~ Reviewed by Chris Lindendoll


Sellout: The Major-Label Feeding Frenzy That Swept Punk, Emo, and Hardcore (1994–2007) by Dan Ozzi - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780358244301
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 26th, 2021

In the wake of the cultural tsunami of Nirvana, and their eventual tragic end, major music labels sought the Next Big Thing after the "Seattle sound" of grunge. They didn't have to wait long, as the release of Green Day's "Dookie" in 1994 set off a feeding frenzy of A&R men sent out to sign any punk-rock band that could write a decent melody. Using nearly a dozen major label debut albums as a framing device, Ozzi takes a look at what bands like Jimmy Eat World, Thursday, and others were up against in the battle to retain their artistic integrity in the rapidly-changing industry of the early 2000s. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


Go Home, Ricky!: A Novel by Gene Kwak - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781419753619
Published: The Overlook Press - October 19th, 2021

A literary novel that takes professional wrestling seriously, what more could you ask for? Ricky TwoHatchet is an independent wrestler, with his eyes set on success. That all comes to a halt when he suffers a major injury in one of his matches. Now directionless, Ricky stumbles through the darkened hallways of life, seeking his place in the world. A unique, propulsive read that readers looking for something a bit different will enjoy. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


Murakami T: The T-Shirts I Love by Haruki Murakami - Book Review

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By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780593320426
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Published: Knopf - November 23rd, 2021

A slim novel with a mighty punch. This Book Prize-winning title has gotten somewhat of a mixed reception over the years, but I found it totally engrossing and read it in one sitting. A Murakami-esque tale of an older gentleman ruminating on dead friends, loves lost, and the obscured memories that bind them all together. One of those books I loved despite not finding any of the characters particularly appealing, but that's life, isn't it? ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


The Sense of an Ending (Vintage International) by Julian Barnes - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780307947727
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Published: Vintage - May 29th, 2012

A slim novel with a mighty punch. This Booker Prize-winning title has gotten somewhat of a mixed reception over the years, but I found it totally engrossing and read it in one sitting. A Murakami-esque tale of an older gentleman ruminating on dead friends, loves lost, and the obscured memories that bind them all together. One of those books I loved despite not finding any of the characters particularly appealing, but that's life, isn't it? ~ Reviewed by Christopher Linendoll


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