Tim's Picks

Terminal Boredom: Stories Cover Image
By Izumi Suzuki, Polly Barton (Translated by), Sam Bett (Translated by), David Boyd (Translated by), Daniel Joseph (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781788739887
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Published: Verso Fiction - April 20th, 2021

These first two picks (see below title) are totally different, but I just read them back-to-back, and the experience and love were the same.  These stories were written over 30 years ago but oddly both books feel like they had been written yesterday.  Kathleen Collins and Izumi Suzuki both died young in the 80s and it is hard to not be depressed about this while reading these undiscovered treasures.


Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?: Stories Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062484154
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Published: Ecco - December 6th, 2016

These first two picks (see above title) are totally different, but I just read them back-to-back, and the experience and love were the same.  These stories were written over 30 years ago but oddly both books feel like they had been written yesterday.  Kathleen Collins and Izumi Suzuki both died young in the 80s and it is hard to not be depressed about this while reading these undiscovered treasures.


The Music of Chance Cover Image
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780140154078
Published: Penguin Books - December 1st, 1991

Not your average poker player con artists lose all their money, get kidnapped and are forced to build a medieval wall by psychotic billionaires story.


Earth Abides: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780345487131
Published: Del Rey - March 28th, 2006

Berkeley professor George R. Stewart's post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel takes place mostly in the Bay Area and is considered by most to be the greatest science fiction novel ever written.


A Ticket to the Boneyard (Matthew Scudder Series #8) Cover Image
$8.99
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ISBN: 9780380709946
Published: Avon - July 30th, 2002

Features one of the creepiest psychos in the history of literature.


Youth in Revolt: A Novel Cover Image
$19.00
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ISBN: 9780385481960
Published: Crown - March 15th, 1996

This novel is laugh out loud, gut clutching, milk leaking out of your nose, pee in your pants funny,


Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Stories Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780312429294
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Published: Picador - February 2nd, 2010

Long stories that will haunt you like a strange childhood memory. I'm dying to read his next book.


Asterios Polyp (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780307377326
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Published: Pantheon - July 7th, 2009

A modern graphic novel masterpiece.


Resuscitation of a Hanged Man: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250015969
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Picador - July 3rd, 2012

The story of a suicidal part time radio DJ private eye who falls in love with a lesbian in P-Town. Very dark and poetic.