Greg L


A good friend locked me in her bathroom (oh dear!) and refused to let me out until I read every word of David’ Lynch’s Catching the Big Fish. This during my lunatic phase, and here I am, still alive and no longer a Madman. I’m not suggesting that David Lynch (best known of films like Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and The Elephant Man) saved my life, but he certainly played a role in getting me out of Kelly’s bathroom that one time. And he entertained me for a solid 73 minutes with this fast, zen-y, meditative look into the mind of one of the Great Modern American Filmmakers.

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Cale H

Main Floor Manager

These are some of the best short stories I've read in a very long time. There isn't an extra word, or a word out of place in this brutal, complete, and basically perfect collection. It's a shame this is all we get, but it's also a perfect book. A must read.

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Aaron J

Director of Visual Merchandising

This Pulitzer Prize winning collection of short stories is one of the most profoundly moving books you will ever read. These stories stay with you long after you are finished reading them.

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Richard B

Visual Merchandise

(Before AIDs, before Stonewall) Think your job blows?! Trade glances with unapologetic former male prostitute-turned-author, John Rechy, as he chums up a living in early 1960s NYC and elsewhere. Dirty, scary, funny.

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Miguel S

Visual Merchandise

Marlon James is a genius! Poetic and scary. Be brave and read this!

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Toni T

Review Dept. Manager

In his most recent book, Hill departs from “typical” horror to deliver a tale part sci-fi, part dystopian wasteland, part superhero. Set in a world ravaged by a virus, Hill shows how human nature and its inclination to “us” vs. “them” is the true tale of terror.

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Cynthia G

Events Staff

A race to catch a murderer. This story dives into psychological reasoning like Hannibal Lecter and follows vile acts and a trail of blood like Jack the Ripper. It's dark, gritty, messed up, and gripping. It also acts as a reminder that sometimes the reason an action is taken says more than the action itself. Warning: not for the faint of heart.

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Nick T

Main Floor

Between the World and Me is one writer’s very personal account of his life experience and philosophy from childhood to manhood as a black man in the U.S. As he speaks to his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ writing is eloquent, compelling and unflinchingly ernest throughout. Coates cuts to the heart of the malicious divide in this country that continues to deny an entire people the essential human freedoms of existence and expression. I strongly recommend this wok to readers and nonreaders alike alike living in this country.

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