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White Noise: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Don DeLillo - Book Review

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By Don DeLillo, Richard Powers (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143105985
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 29th, 2009

Novelist-extraordinaire Don DeLillo ahead of the curve as always with this masterful work about a "toxic airborne event" bringing upon anxieties and paranoia that go hand-in-hand with American life and our own ever-growing perceptions of death. ~ Reviewed by Nolan Rabine


Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780358380887
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 5th, 2021

The "Sorry to Bother You" and "Wolf of Wall Street" comparisons are apt and deserved, as Askaripour's debut introduces a strong and necessary voice to the literary world. Darren, or "Buck," is one of my favorite protagonists in recent memory. I found this novel incredibly entertaining and difficult to put down! ~ Reviewed by Nolan Rabine


Deacon King Kong: A Novel by James McBride - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735216730
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2021

This book has a little bit of everything. Love, loss, violence, religion, politics, baseball, addiction, romance, and above all, the power of community. It will entertain you with side-splitting slapstick physical comedy in one passage, then tear your heart out with the next. McBride is a master. ~ Reviewed by Nolan Rabine


Red Pill: A novel by Hari Kunzru - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780451493712
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Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

With a unique voice & story structure, Red Pill takes a deep, maddening dive into the world of political provocation and a bleak, industrial future, and doesn't come out unscathed. I couldn't put this one down. ~ Reviewed by Nolan Rabine


The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780811225502
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Published: New Directions - May 31st, 2016

One of the most unique novels I've read, Dewitt's The Last Samurai explores the relationship between mother and son, as Sibylla raises her son Ludo akin to J.S. Mill and Yo-Yo Ma. The boy is reading The Odyssey in its original Greek by the age of four and has mastered nearly every language before his tenth birthday. Is he a super-genius, or is it merely his upbringing? ~ Reviewed by Nolan Rabine


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