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Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Series #1) By Jeff VanderMeer Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374104092
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Published: FSG Originals - February 4th, 2014

Sunshine (2007) meets The SCP Project meets House of Leaves (Danielewski) meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) meets Silent Hill? IDK, just read it!


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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith By Jon Krakauer Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781400032808
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

This really surprised me in a good way. Super engrossing, wryly funny, and does not BS the reader. The pacing and structure are well-crafted and Krakauer has an incisive narrative voice. This is not a perfect book by any means, but the information presented is so excruciatingly fascinating that it's hard to put down.


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Disgrace: A Novel By J. M. Coetzee Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780140296402
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Published: Penguin Books - November 1st, 2000

NIGHTMARE! NIGHTMARE! NIGHTMARE! NIGHTMARE!


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Rent Boy By Gary Indiana Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781946022523
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Published: McNally Editions - January 10th, 2023

Absolutely foul ;)


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The Lathe Of Heaven By Ursula  K. Le Guin Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781668017401
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Published: Scribner - January 31st, 2023

Heartbreakingly prescient, elegantly written, and finely-tuned characterization...basically the precedent for lots of your favorite sci-fi and required reading for fans of the genre. SO GOOD!


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Ghost Wall: A Novel By Sarah Moss Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250234957
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Published: Picador - December 31st, 2019

Uhmmm...this was really good guys. One of the best books I've read in a while. If you like anxiety-inducing thrillers, anthropology, bog bodies, and books you can read in a single night, this is for you. Definitely a good reminder to read slowly and carefully, if only to draw in every detail and truly sense the weight of the story.