Red's Picks

We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Jonathan Lethem (Introduction by), Thomas Ott (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143039976
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 31st, 2006

An unreliable narrator, an outcast family plagued by tragedy, and an acrimonious town on the edge of mob rule. Simply perfect.


Fledgling Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446696166
Availability: Backordered
Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 2nd, 2007

A “young” vampire wakes up without her memory and embarks to recapture her life.Fledging explores issues of choice, love, and family in Butler’s signature disquieting style.


A Confederacy of Dunces (Evergreen Book) Cover Image
By John Kennedy Toole, Walker Percy (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802130204
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Published: Grove Press - January 21st, 1994

A madcap series of comical misfortunes befalling a cast of unlikable characters in 1960’s New Orleans, this is low-stakes pleasure reading at its very best.


Frankenstein Cover Image
By Mary Shelley, Harold Bloom (Afterword by), Douglas Clegg (Introduction by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780451532244
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Published: Signet - October 1st, 2013

With Frankenstein, Mary Shelley all but single-handedly created Science-Fiction and Horror as we know them today. I don’t know what I’d ever read without it.


The Complete Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781573440844
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Cleis Press - March 18th, 1999

Three Words: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist


They Call Me Mad Dog!: A Story for Bitter, Lonely People Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780684849423
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 1st, 2001

Like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest written by John Waters, complete with R. Crumb-style illustrations.


Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345806543
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

Hands down the most beautifully written book I’ve ever read. James Baldwin was too good for this world.


Let the Right One In: A Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780312355296
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 28th, 2008

Set in Swedish winter, Let the Right One In tracks the budding friendship between a young boy, Oskar, and his strange new nocturnal neighbor, Eli.


Break It Down: Stories (FSG Classics) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374531447
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Published: Picador - September 16th, 2008

Lydia Davis is the master of short fiction, with a truly incomparable capacity to pack an immense story into just a few words. Break it Down was my first collection and is still my favorite.


I Kill Giants Movie Tie-In Edition Cover Image
By Joe Kelly, Ken Niimura (Artist)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781607069850
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Published: Image Comics - May 20th, 2014

If Don Quixote had been a middle school aged girl with real problems (instead of a bored, old rich dude) he would have been Barbara Thornson, the hero of I Kill Giants.