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May 8

Book: Before the Fall

On a foggy summer night, eleven people - ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter - depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs - the painter - and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of a wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.
posted by komara at 12:37 PM - 1 comment

May 3

Book: Wizard and Glass

The fourth volume in Stephen King's bestselling Dark Tower series. Roland, The Last Gunslinger, and his band of followers have narrowly escaped one world, and slipped into the next. It is here that Roland tells them a long-ago tale of love and adventure. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 3:44 PM - 6 comments

May 2

Book: JSA Omnibus Vol. 1

Known for his groundbreaking work on Green Lantern, in 2000 Geoff Johns brought Justice Society of America characters rooted in the Golden Age of comics back to the forefront of comics.  Mixing younger, edgier characters with the elder statesmen of superheroes, Johns created an action-packed series with compelling storylines that are now collected here in the JSA Omnibus Vol. 1
posted by KMH at 2:43 AM - 2 comments

May 1

Book: Saga, Vol. 3

Searching for their literary hero, new parents Marko and Alana travel to a cosmic lighthouse on the planet Quietus, while the couple's multiple pursuers finally close in on their targets. (Issues 13 - 18) [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore at 8:43 PM - 0 comments

Book: All the Birds in the Sky

Hugo and Nebula Award short-listed novel about the end of the world―and the beginning of our future. A sort of coming of age novel, philosophical exploration of nature and technology, action/adventure/romance with some bittersweet humor on top. [more inside]
posted by latkes at 1:43 PM - 4 comments

April 20

Book: It Can't Happen Here

It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler’s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press. Called “a message to thinking Americans” by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can’t Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today’s news. [more inside]
posted by chainsofreedom at 6:31 AM - 1 comment

April 19

Book: It

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.
posted by komara at 7:48 AM - 15 comments

April 17

Book: American Gods

Neil Gaiman's American Gods is the story of Shadow—released from prison just days after his wife and best friend are killed in an accident—who gets recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster, Mr. Wednesday. So begins Shadow’s dark and strange road trip, one that introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. For, beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and Shadow is standing squarely in its path. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 10:59 AM - 23 comments

Book: Saga, Vol. 2

After escaping on a rocketship, Hazel meets the grandparents and we meet Gwendolyn. (Issues 7 - 12) [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore at 5:26 AM - 2 comments

April 11

Book: Wyrd Sisters

Wyrd Sisters - Book 6 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 5:55 AM - 5 comments

April 3

Book: Saga, Vol. 1

The story of two soldiers from opposite sides of a never ending galactic war trying to raise a child together. (Issues 1-6) [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore at 6:51 AM - 12 comments

March 27

Book: Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta Book One

This hardcover features the first twelve issues of the hit comic book series, along with covers and a sketchbook, in one oversized hardcover volume. [more inside]
posted by KMH at 1:37 AM - 2 comments

March 25

Book: Sourcery

Book 5 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 6:36 AM - 7 comments

March 24

Book: Archer & Armstrong Vol. 5

Archer & Armstrong are going to war with Bloodshot and H.A.R.D Corps! [more inside]
posted by KMH at 7:11 AM - 0 comments

March 23

Book: Gotham Central Omnibus

Gotham's Finest work around the clock to not only keep the world's most psychotic criminals off the street, but also cleaning up the mess left behind by Batman's one-man war on crime.
posted by KMH at 9:03 AM - 3 comments

Book: Archer & Armstrong Vol. 1

After years of meditation and training, 18-year-old Obadiah Archer has been dispatched to New York City to carry out the sacred mission of his family's sect - locate and kill the fun-loving, hard-drinking immortal known as Armstrong!
posted by KMH at 8:57 AM - 3 comments

March 22

Book: Stamped from the Beginning

Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, racist ideas in this country have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. [more inside]
posted by soplerfo at 12:33 PM - 1 comment

Book: Book: Parable of the Sower

When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny... and the birth of a new faith. [more inside]
posted by chainsofreedom at 10:47 AM - 13 comments

March 7

Book: Mort

Book 4 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 6:43 PM - 7 comments

February 22

Book: Equal Rites

Book 3 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 7:47 AM - 16 comments

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