Ghosts Of Booksellers Past

While these booksellers themselves aren't necessarily ghosts, their recommendations still stand even after they've left our stores.

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The Windup Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781597801584
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Night Shade - May 1st, 2010

One of the most innovative examples of world-building in recent fiction, “The Windup Girl” is set in post-catastrophic Bangkok where global politics are driven by extreme food shortages and corporate monopolies on calories. Fast-paced, vividly descriptive, and engaging, this book explores the consequences of excessive bioengineering without ethical consideration. I wish I could read this again for the first time.

-- Skylar N.

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The Ghost Network: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612194349
Availability: Not in Stock - Available for special order
Published: Melville House - May 5th, 2015

Molly Metropolis is the world's biggest pop star when she disappears. A journalist teams up with her personal assistant to puzzle over Molly's journal to try to find out if she willingly disappeared or if her obsession with an architecture cult and the Chicago public transit system lead her down a dangerous path. I'm not normally a mystery reader, but the weirdness of the plot and inventiveness of the narration sucked me in. I can't stop talking about this book.

-- John

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ISBN: 9780812998689
Availability: Not in Stock - Subject to Availability
Published: Random House - October 27th, 2015

Slade House only appears every nine years on the Saturday before Halloween. If you do manage to find the house, you're already dead. Two vampiric twins construct increasingly elaborate traps to lore our doomed narrators to the Slade House attic where something worse than death awaits. Few books are as unputdownable as this one, it will keep you up at night.

-- John